July 2, 2018
Create Your Own 360° Photos
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July 2, 2018
Create Your Own 360° Photos
I've been an eLearning designer and developer since 2005. In 2015 I started my own eLearning design company. I began creating Adobe Captivate video tutorials to help promote my business through my YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/captivateteacher. My intention with my YouTube videos was to attract attention from organizations looking for a skilled Captivate developer. This strategy proved successful as I've worked with clients worldwide, helping them build highly engaging eLearning solutions. In addition, my YouTube channel presented another benefit of attracting aspiring Captivate developers to seek me out as a teacher. I now offer online and onsite training on Adobe Captivate, teaching users the skills to build engaging and interactive learning.
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2019-11-08 15:22:57
2019-11-08 15:22:57

Where are the vr files stored after they are created? How do you get them off the phone?

 

Best, Steve

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2019-11-11 21:30:38
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It depends on your phone type but from the app you can share the photo and save to local storage.

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2019-07-12 01:56:22
2019-07-12 01:56:22

I’ve used a number of 360 cameras to capture imagery for integration into Captivate. With a Kodak Orbit 360 4K, for example, I can produce large-pixel files, whenever they are taken into a Captivate VR project the resulting image is always less than satisfactory.

I’m still working through the workflow, but if anyone has encountered similar problems and have solved it, please let me know!

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2019-07-12 14:00:12
2019-07-12 14:00:12
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I’ve tested out several 360 cameras since Adobe introduced this feature. All of these cameras boasted of 4K resolution. However, I’ve since learned that 4K resolution, while fantastic for TV resolutions, isn’t that high when it comes to photography. When you wrap those pixels around both axes of the 360 degrees the resolution is relatively low. There are many other factors to consider when shopping for a professional quality camera. The lens itself and the sensor behind the glass are also critical.

The next camera I’m probably going to try out is the Ricoh Theta V. It seems to get the best reviews for a budget 360 camera. If you need professional results, you will need to consider the cameras priced at greater than $1,000.

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2018-07-06 12:16:06
2018-07-06 12:16:06

I found what looks like a really nice but also affordable 360 camera called the Insta360 Air. It should be arriving today from Amazon. I will test it out and report back to everyone on how successful it is.

Here’s the link if anyone is looking for an inexpensive 360 camera: https://amzn.to/2zcyqus

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2018-10-25 13:00:57
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Hi Paul.  Thank you for all the informative Captivate videos.  I have used them many times to get “up to speed” on new Cp features.  I do have a question about 360 images for VR use in Cp 2019.  Are there specific dimensions or formats for the images I can use in a Cp VR project?  Also, can I add additional 360 slides to a VR project?

Many thanks!

VJ

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2018-10-29 04:15:32
2018-10-29 04:15:32
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Yes you can have many slides with different VR images. So far it seems Captivate accepts multiple resolutions. I’ve owned three different cameras each producing different size images and video and they all work.

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2019-07-16 16:25:02
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Hi Paul, how was your experience using the Insta 360 Air? I saw 26% 0 star reviews on Amazon.

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2018-07-04 23:33:08
2018-07-04 23:33:08

Hmm… did not know you could do that with a free app from Google on my smartphone ! Should experiment this. Thanks for sharing !

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2018-07-04 22:49:32
2018-07-04 22:49:32

Thank you Paul! Creative problem solving using what we have available is so cool! Your videos and blog are wonderful. Thank you for inspiring me and keeping things inclusive!

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2018-07-04 18:48:26
2018-07-04 18:48:26

Interesting! Thanks Paul for sharing on how to create 360 photos. Let me try that with google street view tomorrow & share.

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2018-07-05 00:41:27
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Yeah, I’ve had mixed results. Some photos from my Android aren’t bad, others look like scenes from the movie Inception. I just ordered this today…
https://amzn.to/2NpZrxn

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2019-07-19 00:34:47
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With subsequent experimentation, I suspect that this is due to a relatively low ISO on the cameras. As I’m working in a natural light condition (i.e. inside an historic building with no electrical lighting), the images end up appearing fuzzy. There are cameras with a better sensor, but I’m not going to pony up the money as this is pro bono for a non-profit.

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