Articles tagged "360-degree"

Nico360 to be 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera

A Hong Kong-based startup is looking to fund production of Nico360, a waterproof 360-degree camera. Read more

Samsung Gear 360 camera costs $350 in US with limited availability at VidCon

Samsung has announced a limited launch for its Gear 360 camera, which was first revealed earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Read more

India says no to Google Street View, citing security concerns

Indian officials have told the BBC that the country has rejected Google's plan to image its towns and cities as part of its expanding Street View service. Read more

Explore Mars with 360-degree image shot by NASA Curiosity Rover

Earlier this year, NASA released a 360-degree image from the perspective of the Curiosity Mars Rover. We invite you to join us - on the surface of Mars!

Facebook adds 360 photo viewing to iOS and Android apps

Facebook has added support for uploading and viewing 360-degree photos to its iOS and Android apps. Read more

Ricoh Theta and Theta S apps add support for Google Cardboard

If you capture 360-degree images and video on a Ricoh Theta camera you can now directly view them through the corresponding apps, without uploading to a third-party service. Read more

Vuze VR 3D 360 camera targets consumers with $799 price

At the Cannes Film Festival, HumanEyes Technologies unveiled the Vuze VR, a consumer-grade 360-degree camera for VR applications. Read more

Brian May launches smartphone adapter for stereoscopic virtual reality viewer

Brian May, guitarist with the band Queen and a stereo photography enthusiast, has launched a kit that allows users to view 3D stereo pairs and virtual reality content on a smartphone for just £25 (approx. $37). Read more

VR / Action cameras forum just launched

Are you excited about VR but frustrated that we don't have a clearly demarcated area in our forums for you to talk about it? You're not alone, probably. But we're pleased to announce that your nightmare is over, with the launch of our dedicated VR and action cameras forum! Read more

Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care?

From Sphericam to Theta, and from the New York Times to your local real estate agent, the age of 'consumer virtual reality' seems to have finally arrived. What's changed and why is VR in the headlines? Read more

Facebook announces support for 360 degree photos

Facebook users will soon be able to upload 360 degree photos directly to Facebook and view them in the news feed. Read more

Highlight reel: top video trends from NAB 2016

With over 100,000 attendees, the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters) is a great place to see what tools and technologies are on the horizon for filmmakers, videographers, and even still photographers. We take a look at a few trends and products that caught our eye last week at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas. Read more

Condition One unveils rugged 'Bison' rig for outdoor VR documentaries

Production studio and early VR adopter Condition One has created a rugged VR camera rig for internal use called 'Bison.' Using 16 cameras, it produces 360-degree 3D videos with 3D positional audio. Read more

Facebook's open source Surround 360 captures 3D-360 video at up to 8K

Facebook has introduced the Surround 360, which captures 3D, 360 degree video using a total of seventeen cameras, all with global shutters. Equally notable is the fact that Facebook will be making both the camera design and processing software open source to encourage developers to improve the product. Read more

Sphericam 2 professional fully spherical camera records 4K/60 fps videos

The folks at Sphericam are back with a second generation model of their unique angular camera. The Sphericam 2 is, according to the company, the first fully spherical pro-grade 360-degree camera that records 4K footage at 60 fps. The resulting videos can be used in VR applications, as well as on platforms that support 360-degree content like YouTube and Spinnable. Read more

Ricoh partners with 360° content social platform Spinnable

Ricoh has partnered with Spinnable, a social sharing platform dedicated to 360-degree content. The partnership allows Ricoh Theta S owners to directly upload 360-degree videos recorded with the camera to Spinnable. The Spinnable platform is currently available as an iOS app, and will soon be launched for Android, Samsung Gear, and desktop, as well. Read more

Nikon unveils KeyMission 360, a rugged 4K-capable action camera

Nikon has announced a shockproof and waterproof spherical 360-degree action camera. Called KeyMission 360, it promises to 'put 360 virtual reality in the hands of any enthusiast' and offers 4K UHD recording. Shockproof to 2m / 6.6 ft and waterproof to 30m / 100 ft, the camera includes electronic VR stabilization and houses an image sensor and lens on opposite sides of the device to create immersive stills and video. Read more

Luna is 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera

As virtual reality grows in popularity, an increasing number of consumer-grade 360° cameras are hitting the market. Latest among them is Luna, a spherical camera that records 360° footage for viewing on desktop or through a cardboard VR headset. The team behind Luna is seeking funding on Indiegogo to cover design and production costs. Read more

Dual-lens camera can take 360 degree panoramas.