panoramas and spherical images
For years I've been using FotoMagico to make videos that showcase my photography. I do a lot of super-high-resolution panoramic images, so I appreciate how FotoMagico has supported loading images that are HUGE, and letting me easily create pan and zoom movements across the space.
I've also done a few 360º panoramas, which has taken a little bit of extra post-processing work to handle panning all the way around. Simple small thing which I could work around. I knew the market was tiny for this feature so I never bothered.
Several "spherical cameras" are now on the market, including the Ricoh Theta S, Panono, and Bubl. Also getting more common are various multi-camera rigs that fit a cluster of action cameras like the GoPro. These offer still and video support.
Since Google has offered a specific "standard" to support these images (see Open Spherical Camera API), I think it might be time for other applications to support displaying and rendering them. So far, they're all interactive and don't support movie-rendering output.
I'd like to position a virtual camera inside a photo-sphere, and pan and zoom the camera, to record a high-quality video output, just like Foto Magico does for flat images.
I didn't post links to examples or technical info, since many forums prefer none, but can follow up if you like.