As the weather finally cleared it gave me the opportunity to continue with my 360 VR project.
The above image shows both Koror and Nikko Bay in the center with the port of Malakal to the left and lighthouse channel on the right.
46 images stitched together in PTGui to create this equirectangular 360 Panorama.
Tips for good VR production
-The above image was created by rotating the aircraft . Make sure you overlap the photos enough (by about 30%) for the software to find adequate control points
-Set the camera to manual exposure
-Avoid using a circular polarizer as this changes the exposure in parts of the image depending on the cameras orientation.
See other uses for drones in Palau here
To find out more about PTGUI software go here.
For further reading on regular drone filming try this article
The software is both powerful and intuitive.
Watch this space for more VR content.