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When it comes to 360 degree spin photography it’s neverending battle between quality and production time / cost. We hope our comparison figures will help you decide what number of images per spin suits your needs the best.

When it comes to 360 degree spin photography it’s neverending battle between quality and production time / cost. We hope our comparison figures will help you decide what number of images per spin suits your needs the best.

Less than 36 photographs per spin

advantages:

  • fast production time
  • fast upload and loading for viewing
  • cheaper if hosting is based on the data volume

disadvantages:

  • transition between frames is not smooth (especially for complex or big products)
  • might be missing some angles or detail important to customers
  • seems outdated compared to the most of current competition

More than 36 photographs per spin

advantages:

  • smooth transitions between frames
  • gives genuine image of a product
  • gives more flexibility for other usage like print or web design

disadvantages:

  • takes longer to produce
  • loads longer for viewing
  • hosting is more expensive if based on the data volume


12 photographs per spin


24 photographs per spin


36 photographs per spin


72 photographs per spin


144 photographs per spin

Parameter\Photos per spin
12
24
36
72
144
Spin data volume (36 Mpx, Nikon D810, Jpeg compression 95%) 26 MB 50 MB 78 MB 155 MB 310 MB
Shooting time (PhotoRobot Platform) 36 sec 1 min 12 sec 1 min 48 sec 3 min 36 sec 7 min 12 sec
Raw conversion time (36 Mpx, Nikon D810, Adobe Camera Raw 8.6, iMac 3,5 GHz Intel Core i7) 33 sec 1 min 4 sec 1 min 36 sec 3 min 10 sec 6 min 30 sec
Upload time and spin processing 1 min 1 min 30 sec 2 min 3 min 6 min
Total time (excluding setting the workstation up, handling the product, adjusting editing tools and handling the files) 2 min 9 sec 3 min 46 sec 5 min 24 sec 9 min 46 sec 19 min 42 sec
Load time on iPad mini 2 retina 4 sec 6 sec 8 sec 12 sec 21 sec
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