I am not sure what your seeing? the mov worked for Bernard. The image is just a test.
I saw the stitching error after I uploaded the mov. As stated above the mov is just a test and they do not need the zenit. I will do a new test with the D700 and shoot it to play with the image.
I just came back to this thread and I'm having trouble recalling what it was about... But, and it's a big but, I seem to remember pointing out that the D700/14-24 combination (which I have) is, emphatically, total overkill for VR panos, indeed completely unsuitable.
The posted sample test is supposed to demonstrate what exactly? I don't mean to be impolite, but it just shows a badly stitched (at least two errors), badly exposed incomplete "VR" (this sort of shot - which I've done ****loads of times needs HDR: I've never tried using lighting for VR panos and don't intend to try). It's actually a cylindrical 360.
As far as I'm concerned doing a VR pano well requires a fully stitched 360 x 180 including zenith and nadir. It may be expedient to exclude the latter and incorporate a mirror-ball effect with advertising content, but if you want to do VRs properly, you need a setup that works with all
the elements in place. In the case of the rig in question, this means at least two rows of six shots. Time consuming in PP and generating a huge file, even at 8 bit. For final web display as a Flash or QT file at (usually) <1Mb...
I haven't used the lens, but I'd guess that a 16mm Nikkor FE would be the ideal for use on an FF body. Personally I use a 10.5 FE which has been shaved so it can be used on the D700 as well as my D200, which is my preferred body for this purpose. I shoot it at base ISO and bracket +/- 3 stops, then use Enfuse for HDR of 3 selected exposures. I've used the lens on the D700 as a circular FE but on balance prefer to shoot with the D200 (6 round + zenith + 3 x nadirs; 70 shots in all - that's enough work for me, thanks) which results in a final equirectangular 8 bit tif @ just over 200 Mb after a few tweaks in PS.
Is anyone using the 14-24 for fully stitched VR panos? I'd be interested to know what the advantages are.
Short version for all this waffle is: VR panos require a FISHEYE!