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i've been in dialogue with some folks on a real estate HDR facebook page and am incredulous how MP is trashed by some people. processing on the other platforms seems rather expensive. real vision seems the best as far as moving around experience, but all require a canon. i sure like my nikon D810 and the new 19mm PC lens and i ain't switching. i was thinking about maybe adopting another platform to be able to offer a lower priced alternative, but i don't see how they'd be any cheaper. real vision post seems arduous and complicated. elucidations welcome.
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@HarlanHambright I have not seen anybody trashing MP here in the forum. We have pointed out the obvious shortcomings of MP. But trashing I don't think so. Some feature are more important to certain people than to others. A simple example:
As a realtor you can care less if you can use the spherical images from the tour. It would be cool because they can be used on face book but it is not really that important. As a photographer I might look at this in a whole different way. What would you say if Nikon holds you images hostage? Not even asking for a ransom! :-)
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it was on a facebook forum - the trashing. jealous people i'm thinking. i bought xyzpix system and so it's the best and i'll tout is as such and discount all the others and belittle them in my marketing efforts.
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Originally Posted by HarlanHambright
i've been in dialogue with some folks on a real estate HDR facebook page and am incredulous how MP is trashed by some people. processing on the other platforms seems rather expensive. real vision seems the best as far as moving around experience, but all require a canon. i sure like my nikon D810 and the new 19mm PC lens and i ain't switching. i was thinking about maybe adopting another platform to be able to offer a lower priced alternative, but i don't see how they'd be any cheaper. real vision post seems arduous and complicated. elucidations welcome.


I would love to use RealVision with my Nikon D7000 + 10.5mm Nikkor Fisheye. I see no reason whatsoever why I shouldn't be able to. I looked on their website and couldn't find a telephone number and didn't feel like using the contact form.

I've reached the same conclusion as you -- the other platforms aren't cheaper. I can manually build a pretty tour with Pano2VR and throw it together on a one-page site, but Matterport is cheaper to do -- no post necessary... which is why I jumped on the platform in the first place. #1 selling reason.
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RealVision requires its own fork of Magic Lantern firmware. ML is a Canon firmware hack, developed originally to open more functions on the Canon 5D Mark II. Very surprised the in-depth comparison failed to mention that a camera hack, that voids your Canon warranty, is required for this system.

Caveat emptor
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RealVision requires its own fork of Magic Lantern firmware. ML is a Canon firmware hack, developed originally to open more functions on the Canon 5D Mark II. Very surprised the in-depth comparison failed to mention that a camera hack, that voids your Canon warranty, is required for this system.

Caveat emptor


Whoah. Thanks for that piece of information. That's very interesting. Now I understand why Nikon cameras are not supported as well as having an appreciation for how this works ... I would guess that iGuide uses a similar approach with their system.
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Processing is way too $ for these MP alternatives, IMHO. I'm sticking to MP and DSLR for hi res.
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To set the record straight - iGuide uses standard Canon firmware and does not modify it in any way, so Canon warranty is intact.

iGuide camera uses its own HDR image processing pipeline and does not need any of Canon DIGIC processor features used by higher end Canon DSLRs that are mostly centered around video recording and processing.
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Originally Posted by Alex_iGuide
To set the record straight - iGuide uses standard Canon firmware and does not modify it in any way, so Canon warranty is intact.

iGuide camera uses its own HDR image processing pipeline and does not need any of Canon DIGIC processor features used by higher end Canon DSLRs that are mostly centered around video recording and processing.


Thanks, Alex. I wasn't sure so I did make sure to state that this was my guess. 😁
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