Let’s compare some important features between Nodalview and a popular 360° camera : the Ricoh Theta S.
|Ricoh Theta S||Nodalview|
|Image Quality & resolution||5,3K||10K|
|HDR & Bracketing||HDR & AEB (unblended)||HDR & AEB 3 or 5 exposures|
|Parallax errors (Nodal Point offset)||Possible||No Offset|
|Processing time||about 30 secs + upload||40 secs, upload included|
|Shooting mode||Photographer must hide/leave the room||Turn around|
At 10K resolution (twice the resolution of 5.3K, or four times more pixels per image), Nodalview provide superior image resolution than consumer 360 cameras, similar to professionnal DSLR quality.
While Nodalview upload & process images on powerful servers, blending and assembly of high resolution multi-exposures images is limited by cpu and memory inside 360 camera’s.
Due to the multi-lens architecture of 360 cameras, they are prone to parallax errors, common in 360 indoor panoramas with close objects in the scene, when each shot is not taken exactly at the nodal point.
Note also that Ricoh Theta S, and other spherical cameras generating jpeg photospheres, can easily be managed on Nodalview with our ‘preassembled import module’. Once the output images from your 360 camera are on your computer or smartphone, login to nodalview.com, choose “Upload manager” in the menu, and select one or more spherical jpeg panoramas you want to upload, in a new or existing tour. Then you are ready to assemble them into virtual visit, share them, or view them in your favourite VR headset !