November 10th, 2015
I have never offered 360 degree photos to my agents because of the processing time. I saw an ad for the Iris360. Do you think this would be a good option for interiors?
What Olivia is talking about is the nctech Iris360 that is scheduled to be released December 15. It looks to me like if you are going to do interior 360s this is the way to do it! Here are some of the key features:
- $1999 USD
- Captures and stitches a HDR spherical 360 in about 120 sec
- Produces either a stitched 8000 x 4000 equirectangular file or RAW images for external stitching.
- Externally controllable via Smartphone, tablet or laptop.
- Can be used for Google Street View.
Since the Iris360 produces a equirectangular file the final 360 images can easily be hosted on a number of standard 360 hosting locations like spinattic.com. By removing the stitching this camera an other new 360 cameras remove a huge amount of work from producing 360 images. My ownly complaint is that you have to use a nadir cap at the bottom of the 360 image because the lenses have no coverage below the camera, but that’s a nit in the overall scheme of things.
The quality that Iris360 produces is quite good but it’s not breath taking. I think it’s very acceptable or better compared than other interior 360s I see. So I would say, as long as you make sure that you charge enough for this kind of 360 images and you make sure that there is demand in your market area for 360s this looks like a good alternative if you want to get into shooting 360s without all the stitching labor.