Wednesday, March 29, 2017

10 differences between the 2017 Samsung Gear 360 and the original Gear 360, plus a hands-on video

photo by Etienne Leroy
The 2017 Samsung Gear 360 is quite different from the original Gear 360.  Here are 10 differences between them, plus a hands-on video of the new Gear 360:

Facebook Live 360 launched! Insta360 Nano and Air tutorial for Facebook livestreaming

Facebook has just launched Live 360, making 360 livestreaming available on Facebook.  Here's a tutorial for Insta360 Air ($129reviewed here) and Insta360 Nano for iPhone ($199reviewed here).  There's also a tutorial for Z Cam S1.

Samsung Unpacked 2017: new Gear 360 launched, features livestreaming as predicted

At Samsung Unpacked 2017, Samsung launched the Next Gear 360, the successor to the popular Samsung Gear 360.

Note: this is a developing story.  Please check back for updates.  More detailed info here, including differences from the current Gear 360.

Hubblo VR announces sensor upgrade and contest winner

Hubblo VR, the most affordable 4k 3D 360 camera with realtime stitching capability, announced that they decided to upgrade the sensor for higher image quality.

V360 360 video editing app released, new features added

360 video editing app V360, which was previously in beta, has now released a full version of its app, with several improvements.

Playstation VR adds support for 360 videos in 4k resolution - but only for PS4 Pro

You can now watch 360 videos in 4k resolution with the Playstation VR ($399; reviewed here) but only if you have a PS4 Pro ($399), the newer, more powerful version of the PS4.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Let Ricoh know what you want in the next Ricoh Theta and win an Amazon gift card

Everyone is waiting for the next version of the Ricoh Theta, the most popular 360 camera in the market.  Now you can let Ricoh know what features you want to see in the next Theta, and you can also win an Amazon gift card.