Saturday, June 3, 2017

IVRPA Conference 2017 in Vienna

The International Virtual Reality Photography Association (IVRPA) is conducting its 12th annual conference from June 3 to June 6 in scenic Vienna, Austria.  There are several interesting presentations at the conference.  Here is a video of one of the presentations.

Update: added a playlist of other videos.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Xiaomi Mi Sphere: you can use the self-timer without the app!

The Xiaomi Mi Sphere keeps getting better!  It now has a self-timer that you can use without the app!  Here's how to use it, plus a video demo.

3D 360 video of Disneyland with Vuze Camera

Here's a 3D 360 video of the Happiest Place on Earth, shot on the Vuze Camera, the first affordable fully spherical 4K 3D 360 camera (first impressions here).

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Matterport Pro2 takes higher resolution volumetric 3D 360 VR models

Matterport announced the Pro2 camera, an updated and higher resolution version of its original 3D camera.

This week on Immersive Shooter: top recommended 360 cameras, streaming VR, and an affordable AR headset

I just posted an article on Immersive Shooter, one of the best resources for immersive journalists and professionals who produce 360 video and VR content.   If you haven't yet, you should check out Immersive Shooter.  Here are some of the stories that were posted this week:

Lens cap and camera case for Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere 3.5K 360 panoramic camera

I found a camera case that fits the Xiaomi Mi Sphere perfectly and doubles as a lens cap!

Kodak PIXPRO Orbit360 first 360 video user samples!

Here are the first 360 video samples from actual users of the Kodak PIXPRO Orbit360 (aka 4KVR360)!

360dVR is a 5K 360 camera with 7 lenses for as low as $799

360dVR is a crowdfunded 5K 360 camera with 7 lenses arranged in a "dimensional" as opposed to planar configuration.  It is being crowdfunded for as low as $799.

Tiny Planet Earthquakes: How to stop your tiny planet videos from shaking

Here is a brief tutorial on a few ways to avoid shaking in your tiny planet videos.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How to turn your Insta360 Air or Nano INVISIBLE in your 360 video (also works for 360 photos)

Here's a way to make your Insta360 Air appear invisible in 360 videos.  It works to a lesser extent on the Insta360 Nano as well.

Essential Phone's 360 camera has 4K 360 video and 3D sound

Essential Phone was announced today.  Not just another Android phone, the Essential Phone has cutting edge features, including a unique 360 camera accessory.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Ion360 U is a 4K 360 camera and smartphone charger case

There are now several 360 cameras designed to attach to your smartphone, but Ion360 U is the first hybrid device that is both a 360 camera and a smartphone charger case.

Xiaomi updates the Mi Sphere iOS app; PC software rumor; stabilized underwater 360 video

Some updates on the Xiaomi:
- Over the weekend, Xiaomi updated the Mi Sphere app for iOS to give it the same features as its Android version, including stabilization!
- There's a rumor that Xiaomi is working on a desktop app.  See the evidence.
- Meanwhile, I used my Xiaomi Mi Sphere to take some 360 videos while swimming.  Check out the video!

New Garmin Virb 360 sample shows unique stabilization mode

DCRainmaker posted a new sample from the Garmin Virb 360, this time highlighting one of the Virb's stabilization modes, called "Follow" which is smart enough to maintain a view toward the direction of movement, an incredibly useful feature.

Insane aerial videos with Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere 360 camera!

Drone vlogger AndyRC took the Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere 360 on his race drone and got some insane aerial videos! You have to see this!