Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sample user videos from GoPro Fusion

GoPro has posted sample 360 videos from their Fusion camera but now there are sample videos from press who got to try out the Fusion.

Technique: using ND filters for 360 cameras

How do you use an ND filter for your 360 camera?  One way is to use a rig....

LumaFusion is an advanced multi-track video editor for iOS with 360 video support

Do you want to be able to edit your 360 videos on your iPhone or iPad with a full-featured video editor?  Check out LumaFusion, which can not only trim 360 videos, but also add photos, transitions, titles and narration.

Giroptic iO adds realtime photo stabilization; video stabilization coming soon

Giroptic has updated the firmware for the iO to add photo stabilization.  They also said that they would be adding video stabilization "soon"!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Here's what the GoPro Fusion 360 camera looks like; 7 predicted features

image credit: AOL

GoPro has finally revealed the Fusion.  Here are my observations and the 7 features that I predict for it.  (Image credit for all photos: AOL)

Sample 360 video from Cat360 with 4K 360 live streaming capability

Rec360 posted a new sample video from the CatEyes Cat360, a 360 camera that with 4K 360 live streaming.

360 video sample from AXA 360 rig shows stitching issues

The AXA rig is a unique 360 camera rig that comes in three sizes to accommodate various high-end cameras such the Black Magic Micro Studio 4K, Arri Alexa Mini, and Sony UMC-S3C.  Radiant Images posted a sample video from a version of the rig that uses the Arri Alexa Mini, but the sample seems to show that stitching will be a problem.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

10 cool features of the Garmin Virb 360 you might not know about

The Garmin Virb 360, Garmin's 5.7K 360 camera, is due to be released within the next couple of weeks.  It is quite expensive at $799 but it is the most feature-rich 360 camera I've seen for consumers.  You may already know that it is waterproof, has gimbal-like image stabilization (spherical stabilization), 360 surround sound, and voice control for hands-free operation.  Here are 10 other cool features of the Virb 360 that you might not know about (in no particular order).

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Watch these 360 video samples from Essential Phone's $49 360 camera with 4K resolution and 3D sound

Last week, Essential announced their PH-1 phone and its 360 camera accessory.  Here are sample videos from the camera:

How to straighten or level the horizon in your 360 video using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Here is a tutorial for leveling or straightening the horizon in your 360 video using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.  This very short (3 minute video) tutorial doesn't require a plug-in but does require Premiere Pro 2017.1.

Stabilized Third Person View with an Invisible Hands-Free 360 Camera

Check out this stabilized 360 video using a third person view mount that is hands-free and makes the camera invisible!

Kodak Orbit360 sample 360 video stabilized with Guru 360 gimbal; new rumored release date

Here is a new sample 360 video from the Kodak Orbit360, this time stabilized with a Guru 360 gimbal, the first affordable 3-axis gimbal for 360 cameras.

Drone Volt Janus VR Bot is a 360 camera rig with remote control dolly

DroneVolt's Janus VR Bot is a 360 camera rig on a remote control dolly.  I don't know much about it except that it seems to use a Freedom 360 rig which uses six GoPro cameras for up to 8K resolution.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Best 360 Cameras for Beginners Part 2: best 360 cameras for photographers

This is Part 2 of this series in which we look at the best 360 cameras for beginners, this time focusing on the best beginner 360 camera for photographers.

WWDC 2017: Apple adds augmented reality to your iPhone / iPad with iOS 11; adds 360 support to Final Cut; adds support for Steam VR with VR-Ready Mac

At WWDC 2017, Apple demonstrated augmented reality on the upcoming iOS 11 using existing iOS hardware.
UPDATE:  Apple has announced 360 video editing in Final Cut Pro; Apple will support Steam VR and HTC Vive; Apple has announced Metal API for VR.

Stitch Samsung Gear 360 photos online for free with NadirPatch

You can now stitch Samsung Gear 360 photos online for free with, a web-based service that offers several tools for editing 360 photos.

Aerial 360 video with "invisible" Mavic Pro drone

Check out this aerial 360 video by Jean-Marie Cannie that uses two 2017 Samsung Gear 360 cameras to make the drone invisible!

Life in 360 discusses 7 exciting new 360 cameras in 2017

Ben Claremont (Life in 360) posted these seven 360 cameras that he's most looking forward to in the remaining half of 2017.  Check out his video: