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Topic # 189492 1-Jan-2016 16:57
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I'm looking at being able to make my owjn 360º virtual reality videos......but it looks like it's going to be expensive. 

 

The cheapest way looks like about NZ$12,000 for a good result (not just blurry rubbish) using 10 GoPro Black cams for VR in the purpose-built frame and including the software to stitch it all together. Or you can go seriously "pro" and spend about NZ$100K on a Nokia OZO VR video camera. Not an object you'd want to drop.....

There are cheaper solutions, but they all suffer from relatively low quality. 

 

Hmmm. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1487267 8-Feb-2016 08:01
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I've ordered a LucidCam. NZ$688 incl shipping. They are supposed to ship in July. 

It's only 180 degree 3D VR, but the price was good and 180 degree VR is something you can comfortably view in normal chair. You don't have to spin around to see everything. 





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  Reply # 1510172 9-Mar-2016 21:41
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I'm looking into this at the moment, as we work in the VR space already, and my plan is a bunch of GoPro clones (hundred bucks each yet similar in quality to a GoPro 3 BE) and 3D printing the frame.





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  Reply # 1510186 9-Mar-2016 22:08
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dman:

 

I'm looking into this at the moment, as we work in the VR space already, and my plan is a bunch of GoPro clones (hundred bucks each yet similar in quality to a GoPro 3 BE) and 3D printing the frame.

 

 

That sounds like a plan. What software will you use to stitch it all together? That seems to be where the magic lies.  





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  Reply # 1560402 27-May-2016 02:54
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 Kolor's tools are basically the stock standard used by many in the industry. And is what I use. 

Keep an eye out for the Nokia camera for when it comes out (it keeps on getting delayed....), that will be a major game changer on the low end. 





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  Reply # 1588379 8-Jul-2016 15:41
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I bought a Samsung Gear 360 today at PB Tech. 

 

It's not 3D, but it is 360 VR. You drive it through the phone / Gear 360 app. It can do 4K video....which for 360 is just enough to be OK. 

 

I was downtown in Auckland today playing with it. I had a tripod. Became acutely aware of how small and vulnerable it to someone just running up and grabbing it. I had to remain quite close to ensure it remained mine. 

 

It looks like it should produce a good result. Still early days. 

 

 





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I'm looking for a quick and easy 360 still device, for not a lot of money ( under $1k ish). 

 

Mostly for fun but I want the results to be usable, for quality I can shoot with an SLR and stitch , just takes time.

 

 

 

Theta S looks about the best option with the new nikon thing out soon so might wait see what that is like.


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  Reply # 1599069 26-Jul-2016 14:23
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I saw an 360 rig Animation Research Ltd where using, it looked like just 6 Go pros in an cube. I'll dig through my photos tonight and see if I have any where you can see it in any detail.






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  Reply # 1599072 26-Jul-2016 14:26
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Thats the gopro omni I think

 

https://vr.gopro.com/

 

 

 

or one of these?

 

http://shop.360heros.com/category-s/1817.htm




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  Reply # 1599448 27-Jul-2016 12:00
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RobDickinson:

 

I'm looking for a quick and easy 360 still device, for not a lot of money ( under $1k ish). 

 

Mostly for fun but I want the results to be usable, for quality I can shoot with an SLR and stitch , just takes time.

 

Theta S looks about the best option with the new nikon thing out soon so might wait see what that is like.

 

 

Theta S is only 14mp per side. It pixelates rapidly. It works, but whatever you want to take a photo of needs to be fairly close....within 3m?

 

Gear 360 was $742 incl GST at PB Tech. Things stay relatively crisp in a 360 image at highest res out to about 5 metres. Definitely at 10 metres away fine detail is lost in either camera.





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  Reply # 1599450 27-Jul-2016 12:02
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RobDickinson:

 

Thats the gopro omni I think

 

https://vr.gopro.com/

 

 

 

or one of these?

 

http://shop.360heros.com/category-s/1817.htm

 

 

Don't you need 4 x GoPro cams to fit into the Omni frame? That's most of $2000 right there....if not a lot more...and you haven't bought the Omni frame and software yet. 





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  Reply # 1599455 27-Jul-2016 12:14
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More I think , its a cube so 6 faces..


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  Reply # 1642949 29-Sep-2016 21:20
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Linuxluver:

 

I bought a Samsung Gear 360 today at PB Tech. 

 

It's not 3D, but it is 360 VR. You drive it through the phone / Gear 360 app. It can do 4K video....which for 360 is just enough to be OK. 

 

It sucks it isn't 60fps though.

I've been using the Gear 360 a fair amount in recent months (one of the first in NZ! The world!), but it has significant issues with overheating / fogging up / etc. But when you consider its form factor and price, then it is hard to beat! 

Hopefully the Nikon KeyMission 360 (which is forever being delayed...) will be a solid alternative when it comes out to the Gear 360.

 

Linuxluver:

 

I was downtown in Auckland today playing with it. I had a tripod. Became acutely aware of how small and vulnerable it to someone just running up and grabbing it. I had to remain quite close to ensure it remained mine. 

 

 

 

100x worse when you're TAAALL like me and stick out like a sore thumb! Not a good idea if you're spottable in every video :-o Yet going out of sight is risky too...





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