360 Diamond Image: Pear Cut Example
360 Diamond Image Specs
Total Process Time to Create 360 Diamond Image: ~8 minutes
Frame Count: 140 frames/360 rotation (1 capture every 2.57 degrees)
Output Format: 360 Diamond Image in HTML5 format (interactive)
Zoom Level: No zoom set. Instead gave option for full screen viewing (orig images shot at: 1425 x 1425 pixels)
Lighting Used: Iconasys Jewelry Photography Light Box
Turntable Used: Silver Series Jewelry Photography Turntable
Software Used: Shutter Stream 360 Product Photography Software
Accessory Used: 1.5″ Diameter White Acrylic Top
360 Diamond Image Notes
Iconasys has emerged as a leading provider of 360 Diamond Imaging Solutions by providing professional systems designed for users of any skill level at a fraction (1/5th!) of the price of our competitors solutions. In addition to pricing, our solutions are able to create and output high resolution 360 Diamond Images (this example shot at 1425 x 1425 pixels).
This pear shape diamond replica (CZ) is a larger stone weighing about 3 ct and posed some issues with depth of field. We shot with our camera about 13″ back (from end of lens to front of stone) using an Aperture = 10, Shutter Speed = 1/30, ISO 100 and using a custom white balance (this was set for the Jewelry Photography Light Box).
The diamond was placed on a 1.5″ diameter platform on the turntable which made for easy positioning (centering so the diamond could spin on axis as it rotated 360). This turntable was placed into the Iconasys Jewelry Photography Studio and we used the front, back and bottom LED panels at maximum power. We removed the top cover and placed a black piece of foam board on either side of the turntable to create additional contrast on the stone.
We set the frame count at 140 per 360 rotation (that is 1 capture every 2.57 degrees) and a fixed focal point through the software so we could maintain consistent focal depth as the diamond rotated.The images were captured automatically after hitting start in the software. This was a turn, stop, snap workflow in which 140 frames took ~4.5 minutes. After 360 image capture was complete, we entered into the Editing mode and applied the following edits in a batch process (set edits for 1 image then Apply to All):
Levels: Black Point Slider = 8, White Point Slider = 236, Midtone Slider = 1.08
Sharpness: Increased to 4.6
Saturation: Desaturated this slightly using a value of -12
We then output individual frames in JPG format (batch renaming) and also created an interactive 360 product view in HTML5 format. For the 360 View output, we customized button location, color, spin rate, mouse control sensitivity and added a watermark.