Friday, June 16, 2017

Tutorial: Stitching Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360 videos with Muvee Stitcher for Mac


The Xiaomi Mi Sphere has emerged as a dark horse 360 camera that has surprising photo AND video quality (it appears to have the best of both compared to consumer 360 cameras).  However, one issue is that it has limited compatibility with smartphones, requiring a Snapdragon 625 or better processor in order to export the full video resolution.  Xiaomi's app has limited iPhone exports to 2304 x 1152 -- less than half of the full resolution.

One solution to get the full resolution out of the Xiaomi is to use a third party software to stitch the videos, and Muvee Stitcher is probably the most affordable such software.   Ulf Brusquini shared this tutorial for stitching Xiaomi Mi Sphere videos in full resolution using Muvee Stitcher for Mac.

Here is Ulf's tutorial:


Be sure to check out Ulf's YouTube channel!

Besides using a third party stitcher, another solution is to buy a fully compatible smartphone just for rendering purposes.  Previously it seemed that you would need a Samsung S7, which can be bought used on eBay with cosmetic damage for under $250.  However, thanks to other Xiaomi users, we've found out that even a Snapdragon 625 would work, so I'm going to try out a phone that may be able to export Xiaomi at full resolution, that costs as little as $160 brand new.

9 comments:

  1. Please , tell us what smartphones android can export full resolution, my samsung note 4 no.....snif snif
    Thank for your blog and your help

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    1. Hi Manuel. Compatibility list is here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kszKqmxBLwHUQ7dd-ytQ51auFoLFFv4i8o1lVE6clG8/edit?usp=sharing

      Best regards,
      Mic

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  2. Hi. I have been looking all day for stitching software for xiaomi 360 for WINDOWS. Can you help me with this? Really will appreciate it. Thank you.

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    1. Hi. Stitching right now is only via the app. They are working on a stitching software, supposedly ready in July or August. But if you really want to stitch on Windows now, you can use Autopano Video, Video Stitch, or Mettle Skybox.

      Best regards,
      Mic

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  5. Does AVP work with the Mijia? Any templates for mijia for AVP? Thanks

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    1. Hi Tette. Yes AVP can stitch Xiaomi Mijia videos. Xiaomi FOV is 190 degrees.

      Best regards,
      Mic

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