How to create a 360° video of your shoes with a software-driven studio?
1. Prepare your pair of pumps before you place them in the studio
On this example model of heeled pumps, use a dusting spray to remove any dust particles that may be visible on the final video. Don’t hesitate to wear cotton gloves to avoid leaving marks on your shoes during handling.
2. Place, position and center the pair of shoes
On the studio model used, there are many markers to help you place the shoes.
● Central marker on the turntable
● Positioning laser on the software interface
● 9 types of position markers on the LiveView screen
3. Create a recording profile to save and reuse your settings
Once your pumps are positioned, memorize their position with a transparent image. This image will serve as a position memory for future pairs of similar shoes. Save this Ghost Image to a profile. Stored in the software library, this profile will be used to save all the settings detailed in the next steps of this tutorial.
4. Have your camera ready to shoot your video
Set the ISOs from the software interface to a range between 100 and 400, aperture between 5 and 9, shutter speed to 1/40, and white balance to Daylight or customize it if you wish. Create a setting and lighting profile for your pump video.
5. Create the perfect lighting ambience for the 360° video of the pumps
To achieve the desired picture appearance, adjust the intensity of each studio light source from 1 to 100% separately. Observe the result of the adjustments on your shoes live on screen.
6. A reusable profile for all your settings
Save your camera and studio lighting settings in one profile.
7. Your video settings
And if, once again, you keep all the settings to save time for your next videos:
- Speed and direction of rotation of the turntable
- Audio deletion or no deletion
- Choice of video playback time
8. Camera... action! Your 360° shoe video is launched
You’re all set! Click on REC, the plate makes a full rotation while the camera shoots your shoes… And cut, that’s a wrap!
9. Save your work
Then, choose the format of the video during recording: Mp4 or .mov. You have just completed the entire shooting process in less than 3 minutes. By reusing the created profiles, the time of realization will be practically reduced by half.
10. Bonus: the combined 360° video and animation of shoes
Select the Sampling tab, then choose the number of images to extract for the animation (24 images are enough, this is what we explain on this tutorial dedicated to the 360° animation of your shoes). Start the video capture by pressing REC. The software automatically extracts the number of selected images and assembles the 360 animation in HTML5 format. All you have to do now is save it. If you reuse the profiles saved during the first capture.