Recent workflow: (no exposure bracketing)

All of the images are shot with Canon EOS 30D digital camera / Sigma 8mm f3.5 EX DG Circular fisheye lens, mounted on a 360precision head on a Manfrotto tripod.
4 images across, zenith, 2 X nadir on tripod, handheld nadir. (= 8 exposures)

The images are processed (on various Macintosh computers) in Photoshop CS3 (Color correction, reducing chromatic abberation, sharpening, additional corrections, RAW -> TIFF convertion). Stitched in PTGui Pro, and converted to equirectangular images and QTVR-files in Cubic Converter. (Nadir is manually blended with hand held shot).

Thumb nails / preview made with Photoshop.
Full Screen web pages made with Pleinpot.

Processing time approx. 20 minutes on 2.16GHz mac (Intel Core 2 Duo)


(exposure bracketing)

All of the images are shot with Canon EOS 30D/Sigma 8mm f3.5, mounted on a 360precision head on a Manfrotto tripod.

4 images across, zenith, 2xnadir on tripod, handheld nadir.
(= 24 exposures, as all of the images are also shot as +2EV and -2EV.) HDR compositing with exposure bracketing is done with Bracketeer (a front-end GUI for Enfuse).

The images are processed (on various Macintosh computers) in Photoshop CS3 (Color correction, reducing chromatic abberation, sharpening, additional corrections, RAW -> TIFF convertion). Stitched in PTGui Pro, and converted to equirectangular images and QTVR-files in Cubic Converter. (Nadir is manually blended with hand held shot).

Thumb nails / preview made with Photoshop.
Full Screen web pages made with Pleinpot


Previous workflow (before may 07):
As above, but with Panosaurus panohead and Canon 17-85mm@17mm, PTmac software (12 shots around in 3 rows, (+30degrees/-30 degrees), zenith, nadir +nadir handheld). (= total of 39 exposures/image)
The computer processing time was approx. 12 hrs/image!