In this post I am going to illustrate how I currently process 360-degree photos from my Insta360 One X camera. There are other workflows and programs that can be used. Right now this is what I do.
I have put my current workflow into an AppTip Sheet. To some extent this is a personal AppTip Sheet, in that the storage locations are unique to my software and computer. For example the unique nature and file format for the One X does not make organizing and editing using Lightroom Classic or Photoshop possible until the very end of the process.
Click on the image above to open the PDF file that explains the steps I use.
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I just upgraded my Insta360 Nano S to an Insta360 One X. For those of you who may not be familiar with these cameras, they are 360-degree cameras.
I had not outgrown my Nano S by any means. I simply ruined its lens by not being careful about setting it down and keeping it in each pouch. To take in the 360-degree view these cameras have lenses on both sides. You must be careful.
Once I scratched the lens, it ruined the pictures and videos. If I remember right, it was going to cost me close to $100 to have the lens replaced. I only paid $300 for the camera. So I bought the One X, which is a better camera. I also bought a nice protective pouch for it, so hopefully I won’t repeat my performance.
Here is a photo I took at the last South Bay Camera Club meeting. It is only the third photo I have taken with the One X. I uploaded it to Kuula.co to project it.
CLICK HERE to see the 360 projected image. Scroll around and zoom in. Look for more 360 images from this camera from me in the future.
Unless you make a conscientious effort to screen your images and videos, you very quickly end up with so many that even if you have them tagged, it will be difficult to quickly find those few images that are worth further work.
After a photoshoot, you can easily end up with hundreds of images. I take a lot of sports action photos. I generally have my camera set on its burst mode. After photographing two or three softball or soccer games during the weekend, I will come home with about 300-400 images. Amongst these are probably less than 50 that are even worth saving.
In the AppTip Sheet linked in this post, I describe a method that I adopted from an eBook by photographer, Chris Marquardt (https://chrismarquardt.com). It is only one of may ways that can be used to quickly go through your photos to end up with only the very best.
Click on the figure below to view the tutorial.
In the next tutorial in this series, we will begin to cover some basic editing capabilities in Lightroom Classic.
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