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[Post-production Tutorial] Create your planet
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DJI-Tim
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     You can fly pretty high and far with DJI products , but not enough to reach another planet . Instead, you can make a photo of your own planet using your Phantom, Inspire or OSMO. In this tutorial I used a panoramic images shot with OSMO.
  • Since I didn't need a 360 degree pano, I set my camera to selfie panorama mode and turned it around (If you are shooting with a drone, adjust the settings in the manual mode, and take one picture every 15-30 degrees. If you do photoshooting in auto mode, exposure can be changed and colours will not match when you merging the images).
  • After shooting is done my panoramic image in the DJI GO app looks like this: webwxgetmsgimg.jpg
  • Very unfortunately, what I get on my computer is five divided images pano.JPG ( DJI will make compound panoramas available in future firmware)
  • In Photoshop CS6 go to File>Automate>Photomerge QQ图片20151216200806.jpg
  • Choose Auto, upload the files and give it some time to compose the panorama QQ图片20151216200811.jpg
  • Since we have some unfilled areas, let's just crop them off QQ图片20151216200927.jpg
  • I used the Stamp tool to fill the corners QQ图片20151216201025.jpg
  • The problem I got with this picture is the left corner got overexposed, which will negatively influence our final result. So i decided to cut it off QQ图片20151216201034.jpg
  • Now, lets go to the Image>Rotation> and rotate it 180 degrees QQ图片20151216201039.jpg
  • Moving on... click Filter>Distort>;PPolar Coordinates> choose Rectangular to Polar... and now it strarts to look like planet QQ图片20151216201047.jpg
  • Go to Image>Canvas Size >and set Height to the same number as the Length. Click ok and transform the image so our planet becomes round. planet.JPG
  • But now we have that line caused by the different sky exposures. To get rid of it, I used Quick Selection tool and Gaussian Blur filter QQ图片20151216201101.jpg
  • Eventually, I did some simple color editing in the Lightroom QQ图片20151216201105.jpg
  • Result 20151216-Planet_Panorama1.jpg

Hope this simple tutorial will help you to have even more fun with your photos, and do even more creative works! You're welcome to share your planet here!




2015-12-16 05:03:14
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teamnest1
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I am so doing this, I wonder what it would look like at a beach or island
2015-12-16 09:13:41
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Michael M
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ooh very nice
2015-12-16 11:27:13
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Mick
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How to open files *.DNG?
2015-12-16 13:38:40
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pi-inthesky
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Now thats creative nice tutorial as well.Great thread DJI-Tim
2015-12-16 18:07:29
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Mick Posted at 2015-12-17 05:38
How to open files *.DNG?

you open this files with Photoshop, but you don't need them in case you creating your "planet"
2015-12-16 18:19:41
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teamnest1 Posted at 2015-12-17 01:13
I am so doing this, I wonder what it would look like at a beach or island

Island would look cool!
2015-12-16 18:20:44
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pi-inthesky@hot Posted at 2015-12-17 10:07
Now thats creative nice tutorial as well.Great thread DJI-Tim

Thank you, pi-inthesky!
2015-12-16 18:21:24
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That's very cool.  It looks like someone put the planet in a cage and it is bulging its way out.
2015-12-16 19:17:25
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Nice tut! Thank you.
2015-12-17 02:18:53
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grizzbiz15
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Here's one of mine.


my own little world2.jpg

2015-12-17 06:27:35
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Chronos
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Pretty cool - Like the Predator effect!
2015-12-18 09:52:32
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remltr
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Pretty cool grizzbiz15. Gives me a chuckle.
2015-12-20 04:41:01
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ahr69
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Why doesn't the osmo track towards or pan towards the operators direction of filming. It seems to have a mind of its own.
2015-12-20 20:53:58
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hah cool one!
2015-12-20 22:32:53
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justinheieusebi
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My Planet
2015-12-21 18:46:38
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wow! you got an HDR planet! great!
2015-12-21 18:56:39
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rodger
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Thanks for sharing Tim.
2015-12-24 04:42:17
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teamnest1 Posted at 2015-12-16 12:13
I am so doing this, I wonder what it would look like at a beach or island

The possibilities are endless.
2015-12-24 04:43:15
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Now thats cool!
2015-12-25 17:57:10
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Guderian
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Hi Tim,

thx for your post and explanation of the workflow.

Also I finished some "little planets" with my phantom 3. But in this case I took several multi rows of panos and made a kind of fisheye (for this I use the pano-software PTgui and the dng/raw-files via lightroom). For saving of flight time it would be an idea to implement a function like an automatic-shot of multirow pano. Especially in the nighttime and combiniation with HDR (with 3 brackets, with 5 not possible) is the flight time very critical.

Check the results:

http://www.skypixel.com/photos/dji_0001-panorama

http://www.skypixel.com/photos/dji_0032-2-panorama

http://www.skypixel.com/photos/dji_0052-2_f-panorama-bearbeitet

http://www.skypixel.com/photos/dji_0072-2-panorama-bearbeitet

http://www.skypixel.com/photos/dji_0104-2-panorama-bearbeitet

http://www.skypixel.com/photos/d ... e-planet-bearbeitet

Best,
Steffen
2015-12-26 20:58:32
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Guderian Posted at 2015-12-27 12:58
Hi Tim,

thx for your post and explanation of the workflow.

Steffen,
You did a great job!
2015-12-26 21:20:49
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Wow nice, so we should be able to do this through the app in future firmware updates?
2015-12-28 12:21:01
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DJI-Tim
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this feature... I don't think so. I know it's fun, but there are some other useful features can be added instead
2015-12-28 18:37:53
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jpolovick87 Posted at 2015-12-29 04:21
Wow nice, so we should be able to do this through the app in future firmware updates?

There is already a kind of third party app calls DronePan in the app stores. Basically this tool is working well for phantom and inspire but have for my side following points for improvement:- first row hasn't 30% overlapping.
- for phantom needs more time between repositioning and make pictures. Especially important for the night otherwise the picture are not focused well (phantom is moving during recording)
- no bracket for HDR is possible
- Sometimes after using the app the drone is disconnected. Need some minutes to make the reconnection with the dji app.

Manually is working also good, but needs time in the night for repositioning. A full HDR pan with three brackets need roughly with manually positioning 15 min (two 360 rows and one picture two the ground with phantom 3). Next time I will try this with a inspire - maybe I can save some time because the gimbal can turn 360 degree. Or more battery power ;-)

Best,
Steffen
2015-12-28 21:36:27
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lasuncion
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nice tutorial!!
2015-12-30 22:38:36
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So This Werk Werk have a very good condition and I tried little bid. For the shoots I have took several rows with 30% overlapping of the picture. Then I take the raw in Lightroom and do some pre-adjustments. After this I export the single picture with the tif-format (16bit, no compression and no compression) into ptgui and stitch this to a 180x360 panorama and make a "little planet" and a single panorama. Last step is to make a tif with 16bit and no compression and import again in Lightroom fir final adjustment.

Check the results here:
https://www.skypixel.com/photos/ ... ma_3-bearbeitet-jpg
https://www.skypixel.com/photos/ ... ma_littleplanet-jpg
https://www.skypixel.com/photos/dji_0118-panorama_1-jpg

All three pictures are from the same shot, only different method in ptgui for create the panos.

https://www.skypixel.com/photos/dji_0002-panorama_1-jpg
https://www.skypixel.com/photos/ ... a_little-planet-jpg

https://www.skypixel.com/photos/ ... 0064-panorama_1-jpg

Also one shoot and different method in ptgui.

I hope the weather will getting better for next shots in March.
best,


Steffen
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