Dual Fisheye Plug-in v2.4.1

By hirota41d
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Z1 V
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Single or bracketed dual-fisheye images. Merge DNG images into super HDR

The DualFisheye Plug-in allows you to take a single or bracketed / burst dual-fisheye 360 degree images more quickly, delaying the merging/stitching for batch processing at a later time, saving you time.

The plug-in supports HDR-DNG mode, which allows you to capture a super high dynamic range RAW image with one click. 

Ichi's DualFisheye Plug-in merges up to +/-4 EV RAW images into single DNG file.

This technique reduces or eliminates saturated highlight & noisy shadows.

1)In single shot mode, 1 shot takes about 1 second, which can save significant time if you are taking hundreds or thousands of pictures for tasks such as building documentation.

2)bracketing mode can take 3/5/7/9 shots at 1EV step with only 1 click of the shutter button. The process takes approximately 3/5/7/9 seconds.

3)burst mode can take 3/5/7/9/17 shots with only 1 click of the shutter button. The process takes approximately 3/5/7/9/17 seconds.

<How to use>
"Mode" button: toggles shooting mode
"Wifi" button: toggles number of shots
"Wifi" button (long press): toggles 10 sec timer on/off
"Fn" button (Z1 only): toggles JPG/DNG* mode

 



*DNG takes more time: ~2.5sec/shot

To speed up the process, the DualFisheye Plug-in keeps the two 180 degree fisheye images unstitched. Afterward, you can send them over to the processing devices (e.g. PC/Android) for batch processing (merging/stitching application is required).

Active community discussion and hands-on reviews are here

Toyo Fujita of IKOMA360 successfully created an HDR(RAW) image with using Bracket mode(DNG, -2,-1,0,1,2) inside the Japanese old style house. Have a look.

Before shooting, I purposely opened the sliding door at the entry hall to check the highlight issue. We cannot avoid overexposure in (-2) bracketing image. However, 5 or higher bracketing mode may provide us low noise image after merging in LR Classic, like as Kandao Raw+. It’s amazing!

If you want to see the result of Burst9 mode and Kandao Raw+, visit the website below.

Related Tools

Transfer DNG files with THETA DNG Transfer.

Stitch Dual-fisheye on Android

Stitch on Desktop with Lightroom

 

Review by Jolly TVFX

This Plugin is awesome!

I work in Film VFX on set, so have been looking into a way to use the Theta Z1 to replace my full frame camera and 8mm for taking bracketed HDRI images.

I had previously been testing Authydra, which is an excellent app but doesn’t yet have the DNG support. This one does!

Here are my thoughts when testing:

  • Captures DNG and jpg - Excellent!
  • Brackets up to 9 images - Just what I needed!
  • Takes both 180º photos at the same time - and this is a fast process. All said and done, capturing all the images I needed took less than a minute.
  • No HDR processing, just the raw images and saves so much time without this.
  • Easy to set up. Doesn’t require connecting with an iPhone/iPad. All set up and capture done on camera.
  • Each sequence of photos is saved in a new folder and easily transfers to a computer with Theta File transfer app.
  • You can set a 10 second delay. so press the button and step back.
  • It retains previous plugin settings.
  • much faster capture than any of the other plugins I’ve tried!

Attached are some quick tests I did. One inside, one outside.
Inside

 

Great video on mobile workflow by Yuqing Guo

https://youtu.be/5GCL7JbU4qA

 

Related mobile apps (when using a mobile workflow).  Most people edit with Lightroom on the desktop. 

 

 

DNG plus HDR stack (16bit)

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth Remote Support

Version 2.4.1 added Bluetooth remote support. 

See this video by Guo Yuqing.

https://youtu.be/oFGb96DhLi0


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