|Posted by Soof|
These are sick. Question: what did you use to capture these? I did some brief research on 360 photography a little while ago but didn't really get any substance from it.
Here's my reply to a similar question that I think I marked private for some unknown reason.
Thanks guys, just got the camera last Friday and only got to mess with it a couple hours, but am going back out with it this weekend to a few of my favorite places and hope to get some good stuff. https://www.amazon...anty/dp/B01D9LVL3G
That's the camera, was $400 when it came out, near instant price drop to $350, then it was $250 and now it fluctuates between $85 - $100. The 2017 model is out and about $180, but it's been getting a lot of bad reviews where as this one has decent reviews.
I had tried a few 360 apps for the phone and they all stunk, so decided to give this a try and it's pretty damn cool. Learning curve seems a bit steep as there's virtually no screen on the camera...though you can hook it up to your Samsung Galaxy S4 - S7 with no problem. Samsung S8s and iPhones are a bit hit or miss from reviews and I had issues initially connecting it to my phone (turns out I have to manually disconnect my smart watch in order for it to work).
It has dual f/2.0 180-degree lenses, but it's ALL automatic shooting as far as I can tell. So you can't change shutter speed or anything so not sure how good it is in real low light. You REALLY need a tripod as just holding it above your head doesn't exactly work, if you scroll down on the 3D image you see your head, your arm cut in half, etc.
After you take the pictures, you have to "stitch" them together using proprietary software. But, before you do that, you can go into photoshop and adjust brightness and stuff and then stitch it. You cannot crop it...or at least when I tried, it screwed it all up.
As I mentioned earlier, it doesn't easily connect to every phone....and the longest delay is 10 seconds before taking the image. Soooo, you are limited in that you have to hit the button and be able to run and "hide" behind something or else you'll be in the picture. According to the manual, the cellphone connection is good for ~15' so that gives you a nice head start.
EDIT: I should add that you can upload pictures directly to Facebook, but there's an issue. It changes the orientation to portrait which works fine at first, but then when you rotate the image/pan around the 360-degree space, the side views are all crooked on a laptop or TV or whatever. On a phone or a tablet you can change to portrait mode, it works fine. So it must orient to the phone's default while uploading. Hard to explain, but something that I wanted to point out.