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Is is in any way possible to make a 360 deg. "video" that is postable on facebook with the SU podium panorama function? I've seen them around now a few times, I would have great use for my panorama renders in this way.

Any thoughts or considerations on this will be much apreciated?

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A 3d rendering with 360° video. Very nice, but how long to calculate frame by frame...  [tongue]


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Not exactly what I meant Nibelungs,
Cool though.
I meant a "video" that I saw posted on facebook a while ago, It acted as a video, though I could pan around in it "just like our podium panoramas"

Ill see if I can post a link or something.

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though I could pan around in it "just like our podium panoramas"


Isn't that exactly what Nib just posted?

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You just mean a web panorama then?


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perhaps I do, and then I'm rather overcomplicating things.

what I encountered on my fb timeline was something that appeared to be a video, but that i could pan around like our webpano's. directly on the timeline.(Im not really sure if it was really a video, thus " playing", or a pano " still", I just remember looking around in that one room)

When i try to post or include a webpano from the server in a facebookpost it doesnt show at all, just the link..or maybe I am doing something wrong !?

PS first time I opened nib's post with the video, to me it looked like a normal video recorded with a fisheyelens,(no panning for me) hence my reaction. this sure would be even cooler, but unfeasable for sure.

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Ohhh, ok I get your point here.  Yeah, Facebook pretty tightly controls what can actually be embedded on the timeline. 

The Podium panos (both self-hosted and on the server) are html based.  Basically a bunch of fancy webGL magic.  You would have to use an iFrame to embed one on Facebook, which I don't think is possible.

Facebook does support YouTube's interactive VR format though, so one of the workarounds people are using is to convert "still panos" into "video panos." 

I haven't done it, so I don't know the exact process, but I'm pretty sure there are a few ways of going about it.  Can't spend any time on this tonight, but it's definitely worth looking into.  Photographers have been interested in this stuff for awhile, so I think if you dig around you'd be able to find some tutorials. 

*edit - This uses a 2:1 equirectangular image, so I'm pretty sure this is the best approach for Podium panos:


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I Guess this could work.
I'll give it a try whe I have some spare time.
thanks for the suggestions


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Thanks Justin - now I understand!

I've never used Facebook [smile]

Seems like a lot of effort just to have a convenient place on social networking to share panoramas with friends - but each to his own I guess!

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Hey, this recently got a lot simpler.  Facebook just added support for panoramas, so you no longer need to use the YouTube work around if you want to embed panos on your Facebook page.

All you need to do now is add metadata tags to the image so that Facebook knows it is supposed to be interactive 360 deg content.  Process is here if you're still interested (takes about ten seconds):
http://suplugins.com/podium/tutorials/pano-facebook.php

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Hi Panorama renders don't seem to contain the camera exif meta field ... whilst normal renders do .. or maybe it has to be a JPG?

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Oh wow, yeah .PNG files don't support embedded exif data.  Huh, I didn't know that.

Unfortunately, Facebook timeline compression is far more aggressive than max quality .jpeg compression, so the small amount of data you lose in the conversion would have been lost during the upload anyway. :sigh:

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Thanks Justin ... uploaded here https://www.facebook.com/1556824427974004/photos/a.1566128770376903.1073741830.1556824427974004/1664213293901783/?type=3&theater .... if you would like to have a look ... feedback is always welcome [smile]
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You can also download 360 videos with some useful program: http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/tips/grab-youtube-video.html
It can also bu used as a tool to change the frame rate, bit rate and resolution to make your own videos.

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