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@TrustedPhotoDC - I totally know that my DSLR-based tours aren't close enough to be up to the standards that Google would prefer and am really happy that the tours are online. I hope they stay that way. I had originally shot the DSLR tours to play on the website with a custom interface. My use on them on Google Street View is done because I could. In the future, I will be shooting much closer!

The Ricoh Theta tours were shot closer together. I'm new to Street View, but not to shooting panoramas. I'd love to see some of your tours -- you have a beautiful website but there's nothing on there. I need some good examples to take notes on
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@metroplex - website, the shoemaker's children always go barefoot. I keep saying next week I'll launch the new site, and replace the placeholder.

Some past projects:

Cornell Club of NY - https://goo.gl/maps/V5ny1RkBzAG2
Sedona Slate - https://goo.gl/maps/1L2XeGTvPTs
Inova Children's Hospital - https://goo.gl/maps/2F5W3rQyJ5t
Rams Head Onstage - https://goo.gl/maps/gjNKf8n6KQH2

The first three are shot with a 70D, 8-15 f/4. ISA 400 f/8
Rams Head is Sony A7RII, Metabones IV, 8-15 f/4. IS0 1200, f/8

Here is the Cornell Club's overlay tour: https://walkinto.in/tour/-JrvG2HKolbylrvf3BFjx

I just shot essentially what is a city block for a a property management company, this will be a interesting tour.
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@TrustedPhotoDC WOW. The Cornell Club is massive! How much post processing do you do on your images? I'm using Google Streetview's injest system and I have no idea how you did multiple floors. WOW. How did you do multiple floors?!
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I wanted to clarify:

Here are my 3 Ricoh Theta S Streetviews:

Not HDR:
https://goo.gl/maps/f8DsXH8Mc882

Old Firware / Non HDR:
https://goo.gl/maps/3ndZ7szmL3P2

HDR:
https://goo.gl/maps/X8t35ZAKoeP2

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I still maintain that the aperture is too low and the image quality is not high enough for my standards, however, for the price of the Theta and price point that you can offer to your customers, there is still a market for this.

I'd love to invite some other forum members to post some example tours where they experienced success.
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@metroplex Post post-processing - depends on the environment, client, what they are paying.

but I, shoot RAW and then import and convert to DNG in LR(for archival).Export to JPG with a CA removed and White Balance. Multi exposures are tone mapped via batch in Photomantix Pro and exported as TIFF. TIFF stitched in PTGUi Pro, final images brought back into LR and edits in PS via a script so no seem is created in the edit. Export to JPG and then upload to Google Photos or build server based tour with Pano2VR Pro, etc.

About the aperture, a wide open aperture is a characteristic of small sensors like the 1/2.3 in the Theta S. They need it or they will not be able to get enough light in for those tiny little pixels. Here are the number of the Theta S. You can see that it is focused to infinity, so the lack of sharpness has to be caused by something else which is the physical size of the sensor, circle of confusion and hyperfocal distance.




Some information
https://www.quora.com/Why-do-phone-cameras-have-little-to-no-depth-of-field
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/learn-photography-concepts.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_of_confusion
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@metroplex multi-floor, group images for each floor into individual folders. In the SV Moderator, after selecting the folders to be used, create a floor then drag that folder into the floor.(Ex floor 1, folder Lobby) Create as many floors as you need and you can group more than one folder into a floor, but the photospheres must all connect, i.e. they cannot be islands. You can only use two alphanumeric characters for naming floors.
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@TrustedPhotoDC OMG. I was wondering why I could not separate out my panos into separate floors. I had no idea that I needed to use separate folders. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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