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Getting Started with Immersive Studio

How to quickly get up and running with Immersive Studio

Product Description

Immersive Studio has been developed in-house by NCTech Ltd. It is designed to process panoramic images captured by the iSTAR and iris360 Panoramic Imaging Systems

Key Features

  • Simple one click operation
  • Batch processing
  • Immersive Viewer export
  • Modular Options

System Requirements

Immersive Studio runs on Windows 64 bit operating systems only. OSX is not supported at this time.

Minimal configuration:

  • 64 Bit Operating system:
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, or 7
  • Processor: Core i5
  • RAM: 4 Gb
  • Display: resolution of 1024x768 minimum
  • A sufficient hard disk space depending on the size of the panoramas you process

Recommended configuration:

  • 64 Bit Operating system:
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8 or 7
  • Processor: Core i7
  • RAM: 8 Gb or more

Welcome to Immersive Studio

iSTAR and iris360 are designed to be easy to use with as minimal operator involvement as possible and this philosophy carries over to Immersive Studio. The Immersive Studio "Getting Started" guide is intended to help you process your first images from either iSTAR or iris360 and will cover the basic operations of the software.

In this guide we'll show you how to:

  • Process an iSTAR Image
  • View the image
  • Export the images for sharing

If you have questions that aren't answered here, feel free to visit our Support Portal.

Download Immersive Studio

If you haven't already done so, you can download the latest version of Immersive Studio here: Download Immersive Studio

Download Immersive Studio

Extract Zip File

Once you've downloaded the file, you will need to "Extract" the zip file:

  1. Right click the downloaded Zip file
  2. Select Extract All
Extract Zip File

Save extracted file

Select where you want to save the extracted file to:

  1. Either save to the default location which is the same folder where you downloaded the zip file or select Browse to choose a location to save to
  2. Select Extract to continue
Save extracted file

Launch the Immersive Studio installer

Once the file has extracted, double click the installer icon to launch the Immersive Studio installer

Launch the Immersive Studio installer

Setup Wizard

Once you launch the installer, you will see the initial installer screen. Click Next to continue

Setup Wizard

License Agreement

Read and accept the license agreement to continue with the installation. Click Next to continue.

License Agreement

Additional Tasks

Leave the "Create a desktop icon" checked if you wish and select Next to continue

Additional Tasks

Ready to Install

Once the installer has finished preparing, click Install to continue

Ready to Install

Launch Immersive Studio

Once the installation has completed, click Finish to exit setup and to launch the application

Launch Immersive Studio

Splash Screen

While the application is loading you will see the Immersive Studio "Splash Screen"

Splash Screen

Process Images

iSTAR and iris360 can be used to capture images in a number of different ways, but by far the most common use is capturing single, static panoramic images. These images can be either single exposure or multiple exposure HDRs. Both types of images can be quickly and easily processed using the "Process Images" section.

Click the "Process Images" section on the Main Screen to process some images:

Process  Images

Process Images Screen

You will now see the Process Images screen:

Process Images Screen

Directory

To process some images, click the Directory button to select where your iSTAR or iris360 images are that you want to process

Directory

Select Folder

Select the folder containing the iSTAR or iris360 images you want to process and click "OK":

Note: In this example, we have copied the complete "iris360" folder from our iris360's microSD card to a sub-folder on our PC. You can also mix iSTAR and iris360 images together, either in separate or the same folders if you wish.

Select Folder

Batch Queue

Immersive Studio selects all the folders containing iSTAR or iris360 captures and displays them as a list of jobs to be processed:

Batch Queue

Process Options

There are a number of processing options you can select, but for now just leave the default settings of Contrast and Sharpen and Compress Output Image checked.

Process Options

Start Processing

To start processing, click Process.

Start Processing

Process in Progress

Immersive Studio starts to process the sets of images, showing which image is currently being processed:

Process in Progress

Ongoing Processing

Once the first image is processed, Immersive Studio moves onto the next automatically:

Ongoing Processing

Processing Completed

Immersive Studio will automatically process all the images one by one. Once it finishes you will see the "Processing Completed" window:

Click "Yes" to close the window and clear the list of images to be processed.

Processing Completed

Return to Main Menu

Click "Main Menu" to return to the Main Menu:

Return to Main Menu

Viewing Images

To view your processed images, click the "Launch Immersive Viewer" button on the main screen:

Viewing Images

Immersive Viewer

You will now see the Immersive Viewer screen:

Immersive Viewer

Select Folder

Click "Select Folder" to chose the images you want to view:

Select Folder

Output Folder

Open the same folder that you chose for processing. You will see there is a new folder called "Output". Select the "Output" folder and click "OK".

Output Folder

Viewer Thumbnails

You will see all the processed images have loaded as a list of "thumbnails" at the bottom of the viewer:

Viewer Thumbnails

Viewer

Click any of the thumbnails to display it in the viewer:

Viewer
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    Marcello

    What about the Advanced Options?

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