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QuickTime VR Output Settings

QuickTime VR is a legacy format and is no longer supported by Apple (or modern browsers). To play back QTVR panoramas on modern computers, you will need to install QuickTime 7 Pro.
However, you can import .qtvr files and convert them to an HTML5 output.

Auto Rotation

Auto Rotation Settings

If you want the panorama to automatically rotate, select Auto Rotation to enable the feature.

Pan SpeedPan speed refers to how fast the panorama will rotate from left to right (positive number) or right to left (negative number) (degrees per frame).

Delay – The time it takes for the panorama to begin to rotate again (in seconds) after it has been manually moved by the user.


HTML Template Settings

Create a customizable HTML template. Information on the code used to create the HTML template can be found here.

Window Size – Adjust the width and height of the player window.

HTML file – Select this option to enable and access the HTML template parameters.

Template – Choose a template and then click the Edit Template button to open the template settings. Only the normal and fullscreen templates are available for QuickTime VR output.

QuickTime VR

QuickTime VR Settings

Motion Quality – Motion quality refers to the quality of the movie during movement. Its setting is always a trade-off between image quality and motion speed. The lower the quality the larger the possibility of visible aliasing but faster movement. There are six steps of quality with the lowest quality setting being, Min , while the highest quality setting is Lossless:

  • Min
  • Low
  • Normal
  • High
  • Max
  • Lossless

Static Quality – The quality of the movie when it is not in motion.

  • Min
  • Low
  • Normal
  • High
  • Max
  • Lossless

Protection – Select to disable the ability of the user to save the movie to disk.


Image Settings

Quality – The overall quality of the image as defined in JPEG images. 90% is the default value, lowering the value below 90 will decrease the quality of the outputted image.

Cube Face Size – The size of a cube face, measured in pixels (height x width). Pano2VR will calculate the best output cube face size based on the original image and the window size. However, you can always change this value to what you like.

Tile Quality – Here you can set the image quality of the individual cube faces plus the preview image. For example, the zenith and nadir images could be lowered further if their information is not critical.

Sub Tiles – Sub Tiles allow you to choose the amount of tiles for each cube face. These determine how the image is downloaded. A setting of 1, the default, means that the cube face will download all at once and not progressively. A setting of 3, however, will allow for a progressive download of the cube faces and perhaps allowing for a faster download.

Download Order – Choose what cube faces will be downloaded first and therefore first visible.


The Download/Preview parameters lets you choose the type of image that is seen when the movie is downloading.

Type – Choose how you want the panorama to look like as it is downloading.

  • None: No change
  • Grayscale: The panorama will appear black and white while downloading.
  • Sepia: The panorama will will have a sepia tone while downloading.
  • Color: The original color of panoramas is used.

Resolution – This represents how sharp or blurry the download preview image will appear. This setting will effect the file size. The default setting is 1:4 which is a reasonably good setting. Setting it to 1:1 makes the preview image as clear as the original image.

Quality – The quality of the preview image as defined in JPEG images. 25 is the default value.


Advanced Settings


File – This is the output file path. You change it’s location and name of the file by clicking the folder icon to the right. The default is to output the file in the same folder as the original image.

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2019-02-21 09:55:50