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Re: Theta S fun

Post by 360Texas » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:06 pm

Thank you Svend, good flash Youtube video
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Re: Theta S fun

Post by Svendus » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:12 am

New Unofficial THETA forum on Discuss
we are considering it to be mowed from the old phpBB forum
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Re: Theta S fun

Post by Svendus » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:18 pm

Taking photos with theTHETA S remote in the wild on Buffalo's they are little shy animals

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We tested the THETA S Remote application on my Macbook Pro late 2013
wonderful hardware but the driver for the Broadcom Airport are rather useless i could not shoot from 50 meter distance
i am running a clean install of Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon on an older 32 bit Intel Macbook Pro and the Broadcom driver for Linux are no way better
Apple do not believe in magic :cry:
iPhone 6 has stronger WiFi we shot from 260 meter distance!
witch i think should do, we can easily get into an animal here at that distance :mrgreen:

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Re: Theta S fun - MORE FUN

Post by 360Texas » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:00 pm

Thanks to HOPKI for showing us how to work with Photoshop video Timeline to convert from mp4 to 3:2 format so we can use 360 Video from Theta-S cameras

We needed to add titles, cross fades in/out to our Theta-S videos. Did a lot of searching for more video editing software that would allow us to manipulate the video. Then I remembered Hopki showing us how to use Photoshop timeline for something about a little planet projection. So did a google search for "Photoshop Video Timeline" and found this YouTube clip. REAL INTERESTING - AND our standard (not extended) Photoshop CS6 WORKS does work with VIDEO CLIPS. Our Theta-S Video clip was 2 minute 30 seconds and 285 mb. The second video was 1 minute 49 sec and 200 mb. Photoshop allowed combination to resize these to total 154 mb without too much if any degradation.

Our 360° Video is a composite of 2 Theta-S video clips. At about 60 seconds into the video the transition between the two clips was done with a PhotoShop fade feature.

If you step through this work flow slowly you will learn that typical Photoshop workflow is very similar to Photoshop using Video Clips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8awZuMWGnXY

AND AFTER ALL THIS hair pulling ... I finally produced a 360° Video using Pano2vr 5.1b.

ALL we did was Drag and Drop

1. single pano into the Imput Image.
2. our 154 mb photoshopped 360° video into the Input Video. (note no manual 3:2 .mp4 conversion)

We used Google CHROME browser. It has a bit of start/stop video download issues. Let it play through 1 or 2 times to get all the video downloaded. It did play smooth. I'll try to get photoshop to resize the video to an output file less than 100 mb.. should improve viewing.

Click on "2016 Air Boat Ride 360° Video" [lower right]

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Re: Theta S fun

Post by Svendus » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:47 am

RICOH THETA 360 Video editing and rendering in PhotoShop CS6
from 15825 kbit/s to 5205 kbit/s without visible quality defects

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Re: Theta S fun

Post by 360Texas » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:11 pm

ISSUE: final output .mp4 was very large 254 mb. Because the .mp4 video was BIG it was difficult for Desktop and smartphone to download.

Thanks Sendus for the suggestion. In photo shop I changed the .mp4 file size from 254 mb down to 154 mb then again down to 77.8 mb suitable for smart phones.

There was no noticeable video quality difference between 254 and 77.8mb

file |export |render video | preset | change from HIGH to MEDIUM Quality
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Re: Theta S fun

Post by Svendus » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:57 pm

Now it is playing dangerous machine the guy next to the captain in the middle looks rather see sick
if you fall of the boat you will be eaten up by alligators :mrgreen:
the video size counts but i think the server capacity and the servers internet connection also have a role to play when streaming
We have used several internet hotels trough the years and find the host we today use the most powerful.
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Re: Theta S fun

Post by 360Texas » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:37 am

I learned how to remove the noisy engine sound track from the Theta-S Video. I used Photoshop Timeline [mute].

Audio has been removed from our Air boat Video.

Now to figure out how to ADD a suitable meaningful SWAMP ALLIGATOR type music track.

I think we are having fun now.
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Re: Theta S fun

Post by Svendus » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:45 pm

@Dave BG Sound is easy to add in a video edited PhotoShop CS 6 Extended
Note play the Video in full screen

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You docent have to comment the poor guy in the video like or not on VR Carbus 3D television :mrgreen:
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Re: Theta S fun

Post by Hopki » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:26 pm

:lol: Love this.
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Re: Theta S fun

Post by 360Texas » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:59 am

Added audio to boat tour. Audio loop is replacement for airplane engine noise.

Had to let the loop cycle 2 times before smooth play.

2016 Air Boat Ride 360° Video

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Re: Theta S fun

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Re: Theta S fun

Post by 360Texas » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:29 pm

Ok... got it figured out. Thank you Svendus !

Changed our skin to include our modified colors and size of the Seekbar; Increased the volume buttons to 45 x 45 px; added our red (X) button "Return to web site Gallery.

Reason for changing the Skin ? Needed to view project on a small portrait oriented screen. Looks ok on horizontal or Landscape orientation. Made all skin elements a bit larger because of touching with my "FAT fingers" without concurrently selecting 2 buttons with 1 tap.

Uploaded the OUTPUT contents to our server.

Now works properly.

Issues:
Found that new skin was still displaying the old skin arrangement.
Resolved- By clearing the Chrome browser Cache

Found that while using the SEEKBAR the video download bar light blue on white background indicates the video is fully loaded, the video continues to start/stop while loading next video block (read not fully loaded ?). The dark blue with RED dot PLAY Bar seems to properly follow the video location.
Resolved: Might be our 32gb ram +64gb card smartphone through put is not same video play back rate. Our quad core CPU runs at 2.15 Ghz .

Tested with: 27" desktop monitor, Surface Pro and Samsung G s7 Curve.
Internet Router connection on a SLOW 24 Mbps connection.

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Re: Theta S fun

Post by Svendus » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:25 pm

YouTube do compress 4K Video
take a look att the full size THETA S slideshow streamed in Pano2VR http://svendus.se/ikea-museum/
it gives the THETA S resolution a chance
High resolution 360 Panorama video has troubles with the size and buffering original Video 3840x1920 50 Mpbs compressed to 15 Mpbs
You can actuarily play a multi-resolution panorama with 10 times the resolution
than the THETA has, and still see it on a low internet connection
4K and higher are therefore even today only for the few,
but may be the multi-resolution Video of to morrow will allow us to enjoy 8 and 16K 360 Video
see the same Video on YouTube https://youtu.be/mX21jjqxd6s
the 4K Slide Show created with the 360 function in
CyberLink PowerDirector 15 (64-bit)
Just STOP the show if you want to look around

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