WHAT IS THE BEST SIZE FOR YOUR PANORAMA.
View the same panorama in 5 sizes.
Sizes 1280x1280=1.6mb, 1600x1600= 2.5mb, 2000x2000= 3.6mb, 2750x2750=6mb, 3500x3500= 8,8mb
Compression in Pano2VR was 75 for all sizes. This panorama contains a very large amount of details and thats why the sizes are still quite large. Most panoramas will compress to smaller than 2mb at 1600x1600.
The panorama was made with a Canon 5D and the Canon 15mm fisheye.
6 images at -10 degree + zenith and nadir. Images was bracketed with +2, 0, -2 EV
Raw images converted to 16bit tif ADOBE RGB with Photoshop Camera Raw. No sharpening added.
The bracketed sets was enfused with Bracketeer. (Mac only) Another Enfuse frontened is EnfuseGUIfor Mac and Windows.
The enfused 16 bit images was stitched in PTGui with maximum output 11000x5750 pixels 16bit TIFF. Interpolator bicubic normal.
Final panorama optimized for colors and a small amount of unsharp mask was added. Radius 0,4 - 160%
After optimizing it was Converted to 8Bit sRGB and saved at 3 resolutions in Tif,
11000x5750 - 8000x4000 - 6000x3000
Photoshop interpolator Bicubic Sharp (best for reduction)
The final cubefaces was made with Pano2VR best interpolator Blackman/Sinc
Cubefaces 3500x3500 and 2750x2750 was made from the 11000 panorama.
Cubefaces 2000x2000 was made from the 8000x4000
Cubefacces 1600x1600 and 1280x1280 was made from the 6000x3000
The crop below is from the 11000 panorama and the centre of the 3500x3500 cubeface to show that this is the maximum resolution.
About FPP viewer Flashpanorama.com Zoom levels.
Zoom is the default way of setting the FOV of the panorama.
The zoom level adjusts both vertical FOV and horisontal FOV depending of the proportions of the panorama.
ZOOM 1 is VFOV 65 HFOV 90 on a Widescreen 3:2 screen