360 Product Photography Software Overview
Shutter Stream 360° Product Photography Software
360° product photography is an emerging trend for eCommerce businesses who seek to communicate products more effectively. Along with enhanced visual communication, 360° product photography will provide many benefits for online sellers that include increased conversion rates and decreased product returns. The drawback however is the costs typically associated with creating these 360° product views. Completely automated solutions can start upwards of $2,000 and this is a cost that prices many small businesses out. The other option – manually capturing images to an SD card, uploading, editing and processing the images can be a very demanding and time consuming process.
Shutter Stream 360° Product Photography Software has been designed as an affordable solution for 360° product photography that allows users to maximize 360° imaging efficiencies (~5 minutes per product) while ensuring high quality results. Shutter Stream provides users the ability to control a compatible camera (connected via USB to computer) through mouse clicks and will automate the 360 image capture sequence when working with a motorized, manual, shutter release or USB controlled photography turntables. As images are captured, they are instantly uploaded into the software where users can then batch edit, resize and compose an interactive 360 product view in HTML5 format using the included 360° product view composition software (also sold as a stand-alone application). In addition to the increased efficiencies, Shutter Stream 360 is designed for users of any skill level and will control all important variables required to make 360° product photography a success.
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Why Shutter Stream 360° Product Photography Software?
Enable Users of Any Skill Level
Shutter Stream 360 Product Photography Software enables any employee to Capture and Output high quality 360 results. The program is designed to cater to users of any skill level.
An affordable 360 product photography solution? Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? Shutter Stream is an affordable software that will provide recurring ROI and guaranteed satisfaction.
High Quality, Consistent Results
Consistency is extremely important when shooting 360 product photography. Shutter Stream allows users to control and maintains all important variables required for shooting high quality 360 results.
Save Time & Money
360 product photography equipment is expensive. Shutter Stream works with any manual turntable and allows users to automate 360 image capture, editing and processing at speeds up to par with professional equipment.
Shutter Stream helps users streamline 360 product photography by integrating picture taking, image editing, processing and output into a stand-alone application. Refined workflows will increase efficiencies up to 800%.
Alleviate Costly Employees
By enabling any employee on staff, Shutter Stream 360 Product Photography Software allows business to use internal resources more wisely. Provide any employee with Shutter Stream, a camera and a turntable/lazy susan and we're confident, you will be amazed by the results.
"Whatever I bought had to be simple, give me professional results. I invested in the large USB turntable and Shutter Stream 360 software package. To my amazement within 15 minutes of installing software and connecting hardware, I was able to get my first rotational model - it worked seamlessly. Easy to setup, easy to use and with fantastic results. Even for a guy who had ZERO prior experience."
Shutter Stream 360 Software Turntable Shooting Options Include:
Iconasys USB Controlled Photography Turntables
Iconasys provides the most professional USB Controlled Photography Turntable solutions that are not only technologically superior to our competitors, but also available at a fraction of the price. Simply connect a compatible camera and turntable through USB to the computer (Mac and Windows native compatible) and the entire 360 product photography process is automated by integrating image capture with turntable movement in a turn, stop, snap workflow. User simply defines the number of frames (8, 12, 18, 24, 36 or 72) and the software will handle the rest. Please see the 360 Photography Turntables page for additional information on available USB Photography Turntable solutions from Iconasys.
Manual Photography Turntable
Shutter Stream 360 will work with manual photography turntables of any size. This option will be the most affordable option however requires users to manually position their turntable at even intervals during the 360 shooting workflow. The manual photography turntable image capture workflow can be either:
Automated 360 Capture – Users will program to capture between 4 and 360 frames at every X number of seconds – the user in this case will simply be required to manually reposition the turntable at each interval after the camera snaps.
Manual 360 Capture – Users can choose to manually capture an image at each angle by mouse clicking the Snap button in the program. Users can also define to re-enable Live View immediately after capture should they wish to use the Live View window as a positioning aid.
With both workflows, as images are captured they are instantly uploaded into the program for batch image editing, processing and 360 product view creation & output.
Users can expect to compose, capture, edit and output a 360 product view with 24 frames in about 6 minutes in this workflow. How Shutter Stream 360 works with a Manual Photography Turntable
Shutter Stream 360 will work with a wide variety of motorized photography turntables. The program completely automates the image capture process making it a hands free, efficient and affordable option. Users simply will input into the software the:
Turntable Spin Duration – Users will want to time their turntable and the amount of time it takes to spin one complete 360 rotation. This time is entered into the software and will be responsible for the total image capture time (to ensure you do not capture more or less than 360 degrees). We typically suggest a turntable that is slower than 1 RPM.
Image Capture Frequency – This variable defines how often an image is captured (in seconds and up to 2 decimal places). The program can capture an image up to every 2 seconds.
For example, should a user have a turntable with a spin duration of 100 seconds and wish to capture 30 images/360. The image capture duration will be every 4.00 seconds (100/4.00 = 25).
Users can expect to compose, capture, edit and output a 360 product view with 24 frames in less than 5 minutes in this workflow. How Shutter Stream 360 works with a Motorized Photography Turntable.
Iconasys works with many global partners who sell motorized turntables that will work great with the Shutter Stream software. Contact us to find out more.
There are many turntables that can be found in the open market that have built in shutter release capability. That is, the turntable can be pre-programmed to tell the camera to capture X number of images per 360 rotation, often stopping at each location then sending the capture command to the camera via shutter release cable. Shutter Stream 360 can further streamline this automated image capture workflow by allowing users to take advantage of the image composition tools (live view, optimize camera settings, pre-crop, set focal point etc.), then instantly upload the images into the program after capture, then batch edit and compose a 360 product view output.
Shutter Release Turntables are often more expensive however for those who already have one or who are looking for an automated turn, stop, snap workflow, Shutter Stream 360 Product Photography Software is a worthwhile investment that will further enhance workflow efficiencies and ease of use. How it Works with a Shutter Release Photography Turntable