How to quickly get up and running with Immersive Studio
Immersive Studio runs on Windows 64 bit operating systems only. OSX is not supported at this time.
- 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
- 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
Extract Zip File
Once you've downloaded the file, you will need to "Extract" the zip file:
- Right click the downloaded Zip file
- Select Extract All
Save extracted file
Select where you want to save the extracted file to:
- 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
- Select Extract to continue
Launch the Immersive Studio installer
Once the file has extracted, double click the installer icon to launch the Immersive Studio installer
Once you launch the installer, you will see the initial installer screen. Click Next to continue
Read and accept the license agreement to continue with the installation. Click Next to continue.
Launch Immersive Studio
Once the installation has completed, click Finish to exit setup and to launch the application
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:
To process some images, click the Directory button to select where your iSTAR or iris360 images are that you want to process
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.
Immersive Studio selects all the folders containing iSTAR or iris360 captures and displays them as a list of jobs to be processed:
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 in Progress
Immersive Studio starts to process the sets of images, showing which image is currently being processed:
Once the first image is processed, Immersive Studio moves onto the next automatically:
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.
To view your processed images, click the "Launch Immersive Viewer" button on the main screen:
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".
You will see all the processed images have loaded as a list of "thumbnails" at the bottom of the viewer: