Friday, May 19, 2017

Google I/O 2017: Watch YouTube 360 videos with your friends on your TV



At Google I/O 2017, Google announced that YouTube apps for TVs will now allow you to watch 360 videos and look around using your remote control, making it possible to view 360 videos with your friends.

Panono files for bankruptcy; now what?


Panono announced yesterday that they've filed for bankruptcy.  What will happen now?

PSA: 360 Rumors is teaming up with Immersive Shooter!


Hi everyone, just wanted to share the exciting news that Immersive Shooter and I are teaming up!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Garmin is launching the Virb 360, a waterproof 360 camera with 5K 360 video


GPS and adventure equimpent manufacturer Garmin is launching the Virb 360, a rugged, waterproof fully spherical 360 camera with 5K 360 video on May 24, 2017.  Here's what we know so far.

"First Lok" at the Yi 360 VR and Yi Halo

PhotoGearNews' Lok Cheung takes a look at the Yi 360 VR and the Yi Halo.

Kandao Obisidian 6K 3D 360 video samples


Kandao Obsidian is a professional 360 camera that can capture 6K 3D 360 video.  A Kandao representative posted a sample from the Obsidian.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Insta360 Air update unlocks 3K mode for more Android phones


The latest update to Insta360 Air added 3K mode not just for high-end smartphones as originally promised, but apparently for more, if not most, compatible Android phones.  Compare the samples!

Insta360 Nano update adds tiny planet live stream, stickers, Snapchat support

Insta360 updated the Nano app to add several features, including a tiny planet live stream, stickers, and Snapchat support.

Best 360 Cameras for Beginners and Casual Shooters - Part 1: the simplest and easiest 360 cameras


If you're looking for a 360 camera for a beginner, here are the ones I would recommend for ease of use.  I've also linked to among the most comprehensive hands-on reviews you will find anywhere, not just a mindless regurgitation of a spec sheet.
Update: added a new camera -- the Garmin Virb 360!  Find out why it made the list!

Xiaomi Mi Sphere endurance test: I couldn't believe the results!

I was curious about how long the Xiaomi Mi Sphere can record at its full resolution, so I tested it.  The results were astonishing!

Vuze update: TV network exposure; tutorials; new samples

Here is an update on Vuze, the first affordable 4K 3D 360 camera:
- Vuze was featured on a major TV network news show,
- there's a video tutorial showing how to shoot with the Vuze;
- there's e new video showing the workflow; and
- there are some new Vuze samples.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cat360 can live stream wirelessly in 4k for four hours, without a phone


CatEyes Cat360 is a 360 camera that can live stream in 4K for four hours!

Guru Air 360 price increase coming; get it at the lowest price!

The Guru Air 360 will have a price increase.  But for now it is still available at the original price.

Z Cam S1 vs. Z Cam S1 Pro: low light comparison


Z Cam's Kinson Loo showed comparison videos between the Z Cam S1 and the Z Cam S1 Pro!

Kodak posts new video highlighting Orbit360 features; hints at info on stitching software


Kodak PIXPRO posted a new video highlighting the features of its highly-anticipated Orbit360 camera (also called the 4KVR360).


Here is the video!

Monday, May 15, 2017

360 BASICS: How to do tiny planet photos and videos with any 360 camera


360 Basics is a new series for 360 camera beginners and novices. We all have to start somewhere, and there's no better time to start than now.  I promise that the journey will be worthwhile.

You've seen those tiny planet photos and videos and perhaps have wondered how they're done.  In this video tutorial, you'll learn how, from my good friend Ben Claremont (Life in 360), one of the most recognized 360 photographers, and who is well known for his tiny planet photos and videos.

NAB Show 2017: Yi Halo 2nd Gen Google Jump 8K 3D 360 rig


At NAB Show, Yi Technology launched the Halo, a 360 camera capable of shooting at 3D 360 video at 8K.  Check out the sample 360 video!