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Making the available videos work with your system

This is a continuation of an attempt to give newcomers to fulldome some useful information so that they can swim rather than sink. For some reason, there isn't all that much out there for people who are just starting out -- there's more for people who are already immersed in making videos themselves. So with planetarium folks who have not done their own video processing much in mind, here are the tools I've found in the…

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Added by Heather Preston on March 19, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Editing Software... can't afford a Creative Cloud....

Now I just need to find editing software that has enough instructions to be usable, and that a struggling 501(c)(3) nature center can afford. If anyone else needs assistance being a noob, glad to share whatever experience I've got so far!

Added by Heather Preston on November 20, 2015 at 6:21pm — No Comments

MediaGlobe 2: OK, frame rate is 30 fps. Problem was audio sampling rate. Fixed now.

Yesterday I wrote about the problem with obtaining mp4-formatted fulldome features, which is that to play them as mp4s I'd have to play them on my laptop with the fisheye projector set up as an extended desktop (a bit fiddly since the commands to start and so forth are visible on the dome -- although another planetarian says he uses fade to hide the commands in between features). Besides which, I keep my laptop with me rather than leaving it lying about at the planetarium, and there are…

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Added by Heather Preston on January 3, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Beginner's Journey Into Fulldome

In September I became a planetarium director. It made sense, I'm a professional astronomer and have run shows using a couple of different Spitz projectors and even an old Zeiss. This was my first fisheye fulldome experience. Should be straightforward, right? The fulldome projector is offset from the dome center, however, because the Spitz is still in residence in its doghouse in the geometric center of the 44' dome.

The projector is a JVC SX21 D-ILA (native 1400x1050) so the "1K"…

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Added by Heather Preston on January 2, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

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New from Loch Ness Productions: "Bo & Bub's Cosmic Ride"

Here's an exciting fulldome show, set to upbeat music, offering fun family-friendly entertainment for kids and adults of all…

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Posted by Mark C. Petersen on March 26, 2022 at 11:45pm

Now distributing: "Mice and the Moon"

Posted by Mark C. Petersen on December 14, 2021 at 9:59pm

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