We’ve already discussed numerous topics about 360 spins and 3D product animations. And most of the time, 360 product photography would be mistaken as the same with panoramas. But what are the differences, exactly?
360 Degree Photos
Well, taking traditional 360 degree images would need three basic things: a camera, a turntable, and software that will stitch the images together into a 360 degree photo viewer such as Java or Adobe Flash. This will enable you to display the 360 photos in your website in proper sequence.
360 Degree Cameras
For 360 degree panoramas on the other hand, you would need special equipment that allows capturing of images with an elongated field of view. 360 degree cameras that capture a panoramic image or video have three different types in general. One type is a swing lens camera in which the lens rotates around the rear opposite a film plane that is curved. While taking a photo, the lens turns around the camera’s nodal point while a vertical film strip is exposed via a slit that is aligned with the lens’ axis. Another type is the rotating panoramic camera which simply rotates 360 degrees to take a shot of everything around. This technology is highly utilized with most models of 360 degree cameras that are available today. The third type is the fixed lens camera where it takes shots through a flat image plane and has a stationary lens.
Keep it Easy with YouSpin
Using these equipment and tools would mean extra effort to an individual with no proper training. That’s exactly why the YouSpin 360 app was developed to enable everyone whether novice or pro to create 360 degree photos easily. Although the “spins” are not mainly intended to make panoramas, it does come out nicely as well. So, wait no more. Take your own spins today and experiment with a wide range of subjects!