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expatinasia

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360 Degree Video Cameras
« on: January 29, 2016, 10:22:03 PM »
More and more clients are asking for 360 degrees videos they can put on Google Earth etc.

What experience do you have with this, what are you using and do you have any recommendations please?

Thanks.
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360 Degree Video Cameras
« on: January 29, 2016, 10:22:03 PM »

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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 07:14:10 AM »
More and more clients are asking for 360 degrees videos they can put on Google Earth etc.

What experience do you have with this, what are you using and do you have any recommendations please?

Thanks.
can you give an example link?

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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 10:29:57 AM »
Technically, Google Earth does not use videos, but pictures stitched. You can search the technique the link below.

http://learn360photography.com/
« Last Edit: January 30, 2016, 05:59:13 PM by ajfotofilmagem »

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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 04:43:11 PM »
Technically, Google Earth does not use videos, more pictures stitched. You can search the technique the link below.

Thanks, ajfotofilmagem. You are right, but I was hoping for a rather simple way to do it.

https://www.google.com/maps/streetview/publish/

It is all rather straight forward, and there are cameras that are supposed to do it out of the box.
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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 04:57:09 PM »
expat, are you looking for something like this?

https://360fly.com/

I have also seen an adapter that you mounted on a GoPro (or similar), which would capture 360 degree view onto the normal camera, and then you'd use the associated software to remap the captured video to "normal looking video".

A quick google led me to this http://www.amazon.com/Kogeto-360-Degree-Panoramic-Accessory-iPhone/dp/B005NFIOK0 but it's not the one I recall.

Search for 'panoramic video' and a bunch of links will show up for various products.

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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 05:17:58 PM »
expat, are you looking for something like this?

https://360fly.com/

I have also seen an adapter that you mounted on a GoPro (or similar), which would capture 360 degree view onto the normal camera, and then you'd use the associated software to remap the captured video to "normal looking video".

A quick google led me to this http://www.amazon.com/Kogeto-360-Degree-Panoramic-Accessory-iPhone/dp/B005NFIOK0 but it's not the one I recall.

Search for 'panoramic video' and a bunch of links will show up for various products.

Thanks, kaihp. I will take a look at it later - am still on the first coffee of the day!
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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2016, 08:36:49 PM »
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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2016, 09:41:02 PM »
Does this help?

http://us.ricoh-imaging.com/product/theta-series/theta-s/



Thanks tolusina, I had a look at that. The link I posted earlier from google is quite good as it even gives instructions on how to do it on a DSLR. It also linked to that Ricoh you posted and a few others.

I still need to read more about it.
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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2016, 06:44:21 AM »
Funny that after I posted this thread both Samsung and LG announce 360-degree cameras at MWC in Spain. Seems to be becoming more popular, and they definitely make it easier than using a DSRL to do it!
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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2016, 08:11:10 AM »
There was a forum post here years back about a group who took stitched panos with dSLR to form ultra high resolution photos of large cities atop tall buildings.  I think they used GigaPan to mount the camera.
Check http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12552.msg227251#msg227251.
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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2016, 10:32:07 AM »
More and more clients are asking for 360 degrees videos they can put on Google Earth etc.

What experience do you have with this, what are you using and do you have any recommendations please?

Thanks.

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To add to that, where do you guys host your 360 Panos?  I've tried uploading my virtual tour to Google Drive and Amazon AWS S3 and my upload speeds are abysmal at best.  I rarely get above 40kb per second at work and at home, it rarely goes above 20kb per second.  My virtual tour contains 14 360 Panos and the total size for all of the files combined is 408MB.  Does anyone know a work around?
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Re: 360 Degree Video Cameras
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2016, 10:32:07 AM »