Shooting 360 with a multi camera set up is hard and here is why everything that can go wrong goes wrong when you start recording. If your are new to spherical video check out this video and read on why it is not (yet) as easy as it seems to produce quality 360 video.
Nikon is annoucing a brand new camera line to keep up with competitors. KeyMision360 is a capture action camera that can shoot in every direction. The product is aimed at the professional market, and competitors like goPro should take note. It safe to say that the bigscompanies are taking a swing at 360 VR cameras. Now lets wait t see sample videos and technical specs. We have to wait and see. 🙂
Some sample videos have been published on Nikon’s YouTube Channel
Shooting 360 video is only half of the story. I know that 360 is a pain right now and getting it to work may be a hassle with all the camera’s, stiching and just about everything can go wrong during the shoot. Because of that most people who are capturing in 360 forget just how important the audio is and don’t focus on it. Read on with you are shooting of thinking about 360 video, we gathered some research and will be soon publishing actual recordings once this rig is complete!
Recently I was able to see in action how a 360 movie is shot. The crew had 4 different 360 rigs. 6xHero4 Sessions rigged together using a custom 3D printed holder. Thanks to CoOperate Orchestra and a bunch of passionate Star Wars fans the shoot was directed in with 360 video in mind. Everytime the director had to tell people what to do and hide from the camera’s view. Darth Vader (maestro), Storm Troopers and many other cool characters that showed up on set. The 360 video is produced by VMG ad agency .
See the making of below:
The 360 footage is currently in post production and link will be posted here anytime soon. Stay Tuned!
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Kodak is entering the 4K realm with its new action camera PIXPRO SP360 Camera. PIXPRO SP360 is known for its versatility as a super wide lens camera. The price is ¥ 64,260 (around $530) that puts this camera in direct competition with the goPro 360 rigs. Now you just need to use two PIXPRO and you will be able to capture full 360 super high resolution with just two stiching seams. Compared to six GoPro’s this cuts production costs way down while keeping quality at a good level.
The SP360-4K can capture both videos and high-resolution photos while being able to pan 360 degrees horizontally and also do some surprisingly wide angle vertical shots to a range of 235 degrees. Furthermore, this camera comes with a fairly decent F2.8 aperture and also includes a ½.3-inch 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor.
The SP360-4K can shoot video in 4K UHD at 2880 x 2880 pixels and can also do time-lapse shooting or burst photo shooting as well. There are also 10 different viewing modes in the SP360-4K. These include Dome (235 degrees), Front, Global (360 degrees), Ring, Segment (180 degree segments in two opposite directions) or Panorama.
Thefulldomeblog published a fantastic list of 360 cameras worth checking out. Very detailed and in depth analysis of each rig with coverage data, amount of cameras, resolution all devided into sections. Starting with Comparison of 360° Video Rigs to Unsuccessful 360° camera Kickstarter Projects ending with the history of 360° this is a post worth your time if your are researching what kind of rig should you get.
We have just updated the list of 360 camera’s with a new camera. There are so many new products coming out that it has been hard to keep up with news! Remember that most of them are still under development and it can take some time until they hit the market.
360 video is a completely new experience because you can move the camera around. This opens new ways of sharing experiences and makes you feel like you’re part of what you’re watching. It’s a step towards even more immersive experiences. — Mark Zuckenberg.
So now we have 360 video all over the facebook newsfeed working on iOS devices and Android. Now just enable people to easily shoot 360 video and thats a whole new story. 🙂
360 video is getting mainstream. Facebook with ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) the legendary Lucas film company has released a short clip that lets you sit in a cockpit of a space racer.
Posted by 360 Videos on Facebook on 22 września 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Immersive 360 ExperienceSpeed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.
Posted by Star Wars on 23 września 2015
Facebook has taken a different approach to the 360 format. They basically split the image into small rectangles and the FB player arranges them in order into a seamless 360 experience. Currently works on Android with iOS version coming in the next months.
See the 360 native clip
Still waiting for them to introduce 3D-360 video and watching how fast the technology evolve makes me think it will really be soon.