Saturday, May 13, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

20 new Google StreetView compatible cameras coming in 2017

Google announced that there will be 20 new cameras in 2017 that will be certified for compatibility with Google Street View.

Tutorial, guide, and workarounds for using the Xiaomi Mi Sphere Camera

Here is a video tutorial on using the Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere 360 camera.  I also have late-breaking news on possible workarounds using third party software.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360 camera - low light sample video; long exposure shot; list of bugs; discount

More updates about the Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360 camera!
- a low light video sample
- a long exposure shot (well, you're already looking at it...)
- a list of bugs so far
- a discount.

UPDATE: Xiaomi has vastly improved the app!  See this amazing video!

Life in 360 posts full review and tutorial for 2017 Samsung Gear 360

My friend Ben Claremont (Life in 360) just posted a review and tutorial for the 2017 Samsung Gear 360.  His video demonstrates the Gear 360's resistance to overheating (in cool weather), but points out the Gear 360's flawed video stitching.

These might be test videos from the Yi 360 VR!

Here are some videos that could be early samples from the Yi 360 VR, a 360 camera with 5.7K video from action camera company Yi Technology.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Comparison review: Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360 camera vs. 2017 Samsung Gear 360

All the attention right now is on the 2017 Samsung Gear 360, but there's a less known 360 camera that may actually be better, for about the same price -- the Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360 camera.  In this post, I compare photos and videos from the two cameras, as well as describe the workflow for the Xiaomi to help you decide if the Xiaomi is better for your needs.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Insta360 Pro live streaming demo and tutorial

Insta360 Pro is almost here.  In addition to 8K 360 video and 6K 3D 360 video, Insta360 Pro can also live stream in 4K.  Insta360 posted a tutorial and demo of Insta360 Pro's live streaming feature.