How to stitch MadV360 or Xiaomi Mi Sphere Images or video with Mac.
Update: 14th April 2020 Now MADV Stitch Tool for Mac can also stitch video as well as your images. Download it here from the official store. Thanks to Stanley Keetley for bringing this to my attention.
Update: Now MiSphere Converter is available for both iOS and Android, this has optical flow stitching, so I would suggest using that to stitch your images. Find out how here.
First: Xiaomi have released a MAC stitching tool, it’s very basic but does the job and you can find it here.
- File -> Open
- File -> Stitch All
Unstitched files are under the current user Documents catalogue.
Second, If the above doesn’t work for you then try this:
MADV360 Picture Stitching Tool For Mac is for use with either the Xiaomi Mi Sphere or Madventure 360 cameras. This tool created and developed by Dong Qiu stitches just like the official windows version and it can batch process and stitch the DNG files too! He has written a few instructions for how to install his tool:
- Keep ‘MADVPictureStitch’ executable file and ‘original’ folder in the same directory
- Put original MADV360 dual-fisheye pictures（”.JPG” or “.DNG” files, either from Mijia or MADVenture360 sphere camera） in original folder
- Click on MADVPictureStitch
- Take (make) a cup of coffee
- Done! Stitched pictures will lay (be) in ‘stitched’ folder.
Tip: You should have a sub folder created in the main original mac hd directory called stitched, your images should be in there.
If you get a message saying that the executable file is damaged as you click on it, that probably results in the security setting. Go to ‘System Preferences’ -> ‘Security & Privacy’, select ‘Anywhere’ in ‘Allow apps downloaded from’. If ‘Anywhere’ does not appear, type ‘sudo spctl –master-disable’ in Terminal and press ENTER, then go through the steps again.
This is a long awaited wish come true for Mac users who i’m sure will be very thankful. You can download it here
Update: 4/5/2018 Im told batch stitching with jpegs works fine with no problems. However there seems to be some struggles stitching raw files, with possible loss of data and damaged colours. Thanks to Linas Sapnagis for testing this for me.
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Did this work for you? Have you found anything else to stitch on Mac?
Originally posted on 30 Apr 2018 @ 12:51
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Hey Ash, thanks for making this little program avialable! I can confirm, that RAW pictures struggle here. They stitch ok, but once stitched, a hell of a lot of the picture information is lost. When I try to bring out the dark areas there’s hardly anything left there. Even the JPGs are much better when it comes to this. When I edit the unstitched RAW file, everything works fine, but once I saved it as JPG, the stitcher-program doesn’t work anymore as it only gives me a black picture in the stitched folder. Do you have any idea why that is and how I can fix that?
Hi Marco, thanks for letting me know. Unfortunately I don’t have any first hand experience using this tool as im a PC user, so I’ve been relying on others for info. You might find out more on the Xiaomi mi sphere facebook group. In the meantime I’ll also have a look around. If you do find a fix please let me know, Thanks.
I tested both and none of them worked for me.
Hmmm it seems to be hit or miss. Now MiSphere Converter is available for iOS and Android I would suggest using that for your images at least.
I’ve just tried both. Both failed.
The first one crashed every time I open it.
The second one seems just works on photos. Do you have a solution for videos?
I only have two Android devices and a Mac desktop. On my Android devices, I installed https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.madv360.madv.sig , but, it failed to Export for most of the times. Only the first half of the exported video has both video and audio. At the latter part, the video freezes while the audio is still going.
Please suggest the most reliable methods to stitch Mi Sphere Camera videos.
Unfortunately the creator only made this to work with images, for video you have to use the official stitching software which is available for free at http://www.madv360.com/en/appstore/pc