360 Degree Video Cameras

expatinasia

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Aug 18, 2011
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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.
 

Besisika

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Mar 25, 2014
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expatinasia said:
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?
 

ajfotofilmagem

EOS 5D Mark IV
Aug 23, 2013
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Bahia Brazil
Technically, Google Earth does not use videos, but pictures stitched. You can search the technique the link below.

http://learn360photography.com/
 

expatinasia

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Aug 18, 2011
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ajfotofilmagem said:
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.
 

kaihp

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Mar 19, 2012
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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.
 

expatinasia

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Aug 18, 2011
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kaihp said:
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!
 

expatinasia

EOS 5D Mark IV
Aug 18, 2011
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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!
 

lion rock

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Jan 1, 2013
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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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