creaDVty

creaDVty

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Has a website at http://www.360rumors.com/
Joined on Jul 24, 2007
About me:

www.360Rumors.com - the home of the ultimate 360 camera comparison page (360cameracomparison.com) plus 1,900+ news, reviews, and tutorials.

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YiorgosT: This frankensystem makes no sense.
It's less expensive to buy individual, purpose-specific cameras rather than these modules.
And what is easier, grab a camera and shoot or fiddle with configuring expensive modules?
Also, if the main module or battery go kaput the capture modules become paperweights.
But there will be many youtubers to hype this regardless, Insta360 gives them free products and affiliate links.

@khunpapa it is technically possible to do bullet time with either max or hero8 using the bullet time handle. But with max, there is no slowmo. And with both, you'll have to reframe it manually.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:47 UTC
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YiorgosT: This frankensystem makes no sense.
It's less expensive to buy individual, purpose-specific cameras rather than these modules.
And what is easier, grab a camera and shoot or fiddle with configuring expensive modules?
Also, if the main module or battery go kaput the capture modules become paperweights.
But there will be many youtubers to hype this regardless, Insta360 gives them free products and affiliate links.

Gopro max 499
Hero8 399
Total: 898

One r twin edition (360 and 4k60 module): 479. So it is almost half price.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 22:09 UTC
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sibuzaru: One astonishingly overlooked feature is that it can use any bluetooth headset as a wireless mic, I assume you can monitor audio too, that's such an obvious feature that it's insane how it is not standard for any BT equipped camera

Uhuh. I was actually the one who suggested it to them when i met with their dev team 😉

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 22:07 UTC
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MR Rivani: Here is the review of the new XPHASE camera, a viable alternative to PANONO:

http://360rumors.com/xphase-review/

No your solution is not more vulnerable. It's just that ORI is how they chose to solve this problem, that's all.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2019 at 22:44 UTC
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MR Rivani: Here is the review of the new XPHASE camera, a viable alternative to PANONO:

http://360rumors.com/xphase-review/

Do you know how bitcoin can get stolen? It's not that they were able to decode the hash, but they steal the private key through other ways. Somewhere there is a much weaker link, such as a disgruntled employee. But Im sure you thought about that. 😉

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2019 at 22:26 UTC
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MR Rivani: Here is the review of the new XPHASE camera, a viable alternative to PANONO:

http://360rumors.com/xphase-review/

I'll suggest to them and we'll see what happens, but I don't think it is fair to expect them to acquiesce to all customer requests. I don't think you can tell a car company that they should redesign a specific part of the engine a particular way and get upset if they don't take up your suggestion. BTW their stitching software is free so i dont understand why people are upset about that. And I'm sure you know that signature files can be easily hacked.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2019 at 17:24 UTC
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MR Rivani: Here is the review of the new XPHASE camera, a viable alternative to PANONO:

http://360rumors.com/xphase-review/

The Android app is not on Google Play, but the iOS app is on Apple Store.

My guess about the ORI format is that they are protecting their stitching algorithm. The stitching algorithm is really special because not only can it stitch pretty smoothly, but in addition, it has no ghosting for multi-shot HDR -- something I have never seen before.

Now it's technically possible to use ZIP or other format instead of ORI. But the problem for them is that if you do that, you can use a smartphone to take a panorama using the same pattern as the lenses, pack it into a zip folder, then use their stitching software to stitch it. in fact, if you use a panohead and shoot from the nodal point, you can achieve even better stitching. To make this impossible, they used a proprietary format.

Please note this is just my speculation.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2019 at 15:49 UTC
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MR Rivani: Here is the review of the new XPHASE camera, a viable alternative to PANONO:

http://360rumors.com/xphase-review/

I've updated my review page to include a stitching template for PTGui. However, in my experience, the XPhase stitching software works much better because it uses optical flow. Moreover, it is somehow able to do HDR without ghosting. Here is the PTGui stitching template: http://360rumors.com/xphase-review/#ptgui

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2019 at 06:28 UTC
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Entropy512: Now this doesn't help much for video, but for stills - is the Panono "unstitched" format at least standard enough you might be able to set up Hugin to do the heavy lifting?

The UPF converter can be used offline. You simply connect the Panono to your PC via USB and copy the UPF files to your hard drive . Then you use UPF Converter to extract the unstitched files.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2019 at 06:25 UTC
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Imager of: Unfortunately, just like 3D, this will not take off. There’s just no market for this type of camera outside of the “fun gimmick” factor.
It’s still only shooting HD video at the end of the day. What am I missing here folks?

@Roland looks good!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 18:37 UTC
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Imager of: Unfortunately, just like 3D, this will not take off. There’s just no market for this type of camera outside of the “fun gimmick” factor.
It’s still only shooting HD video at the end of the day. What am I missing here folks?

@Roland Karlsson and @voronspb To take 360 photo with a DSLR you should use a panoramic head for much better precision. Here is a tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBXWgrUgfKI

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 17:42 UTC
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voronspb: Does it have serviceable lenses after all? On 360° camera it's very easy to scratch or rub the glass, and without any ability to replace the element you end up with unusable camera.

@Chu123, any cover would be visible in the 360 photo

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 17:41 UTC
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doesntfitinatag: For me the main question that I rarely find a direct answer for, is: How long does it take to overheat and shut down, during video capture?

This is important because a lot of people might think of buying a 360 camera as a wearable security camera, so they will want to make sure that it doesn't turn off because of overheating.

depends on the climate and other factors. This is not designed to be a bodycam. It records up to 25 mins max. per video, and has a total recording time of only about 40 mins.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2019 at 03:43 UTC
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Foto64: 360 is so yesterday

btw sexycyborg is one of my friends. forgetting about her appearance, she's truly brilliant. self-taught programmer and builder.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 06:30 UTC
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Foto64: 360 is so yesterday

@Foto64. I think you don't see them because you don't look for them. but actually they're all there. People really do use 360 photos. I have 64 photos in street view and they've already been viewed 4 million times. I have a friend whose 360 photos on street view have been viewed 200 million times. those wouldn't be possible if no one is interested in 360.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 06:27 UTC
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Foto64: 360 is so yesterday

@Foto64. Few and far between? Maybe it's become so ubiquitous that it's become invisible to you. Do you use Google streetview? 360. Thinking of buying a car? 360. Ever book a hotel? 360. etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 03:26 UTC
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Foto64: 360 is so yesterday

@Foto64. Funny, they've been saying that since 2015. But I guess every day is a new day eh?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 00:52 UTC
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semorg: If the software can give you the smoothness of Insta360 with a hardware that could give you 1-2 stops better noise. This would be a killer 360 camera for the pros and enthusiasts.
This looks rather exciting.

Insta360's stabilization uses both hardware and software. The hardware component is the IMU (gyro, accelerometer, e-compass). The software then uses the data from the IMU to determine how to rotate the 360 sphere to stabilize it. What is concerning with the Theta Z1 is that it has only a 3-axis gyro (One X has 9-axis gyro --- 3 axes for each part of the IMU). Not sure if that is a typo or how they will achieve decent stablization with just 3-axis gyro

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 00:50 UTC
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Jefftan: is this waterproof ?

nope, and it is NOT compatible with the Theta V underwater case

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 00:47 UTC
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Thoughts: Quite an achievement to put an 1 inch sensor into this body, with some IBIS functions too.

two 1-inch sensors in fact. No IBIS though. The stabilization is all electronic (by rotating the 360 sphere, so it's lossless)

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2019 at 23:47 UTC
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