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.
Stitch Dual-fisheye on Android
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:
Attached are some quick tests I did. One inside, one outside.
Great video on mobile workflow by Yuqing Guo
Related mobile apps (when using a mobile workflow). Most people edit with Lightroom on the desktop.
DNG plus HDR stack (16bit)
Version 2.4.1 added Bluetooth remote support.
See this video by Guo Yuqing.
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