Saturday, February 11, 2017

IC720 is a fully spherical 360-degree security camera by the makers of Allie Home


IC720 is a fully spherical 360-degree security camera by the same company that made the Allie Home livestreaming camera.

360Bubble is a spherical underwater housing for 360 cameras

photo by 360Bubble
360Bubble is a spherical underwater housing that can be used with smaller 360 cameras such as the Samsung Gear 360 and Ricoh Theta S.

Insta360 Air shipping out today

photo credit: Insta360
Insta360 posted photos showing that they are shipping out the first batch of the Insta360 Air.  By the time you read this, they should have begun shipping out.  If you are one of the first backers, you should receive yours soon!  Please note you will not receive a tracking number.


Periscope 360 is going to be available to the next group of beta testers


Periscope 360, which enables 360 live streaming on Periscope and Twitter, is now being released to the next group of beta testers.  Here's how to sign up.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ricoh Theta app update adds new image editing features

Ricoh has updated its Theta+ app for Ricoh Theta cameras, adding new image editing features.

Technique: Using Facebook's Guide feature for 360 videos


A couple of weeks ago, Facebook launched new controls for posting and editing 360 videos, including a revamped Guide feature.  Here's a demonstration of its advantages and how to use it.

Hubblo VR's first 4K 3D 360 video sample posted!


Hubblo VR has just posted its first public sample video, in 3D 360 with 4k resolution!  Check it out!

Elecam 720: Elephone's fully spherical camera accessory for its S7 smartphone

Elephone is creating a fully spherical camera accessory designed for its S7 flagship smartphone.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dead and Buried gets a big update: 1 player mode and other features


Dead and Buried is getting a major update today that adds two new characters, a new map, a new weapon, and a 1-player mode, plus several improvements.

Facebook compares eight 360 cameras!


Facebook's Head of Immersive Media Eric Cheng posted a comparison of eight cameras:
BTW if you have a Nano, please be very careful when laying it down on the table like that (the lens can be scratched).  If you have to, you can lay it down on the side instead, but better to put it in its bag or get the Nano Mount tripod adapter.
(The Insta360 Air is shown in the photo above, but it wasn't included in the comparison.  I believe it's because the software is still pre-release.  The Z Cam S1 is included in the comparison but is not shown in the photo above)

Nikon Keymission 360 low light video of a band performing


Here's a new low light sample video from the Nikon Keymission 360 with a band performing.

Review: Bestablecam / Bestayblcam Mini Tripod


This is a review of the Bestablecam / Bestayblcam Mini Tripod, a tripod for the Zhiyun gimbal and ostensibly for smartphones (with the right adapter) and small cameras.  Anyway, it doesn't matter - it can't do any of those.

Did Job Simulator lose dollhouse mode?


The dollhouse mode in Job Simulator seems to have disappeared for some users.

Monday, February 6, 2017

You can now preorder Rock Band VR (for Oculus Rift)!


You can now preorder Rock Band VR for Oculus Rift, for release on March 23!

Shuoying has new 360 cameras: a 4k camera and a clone of the Insta360 Nano


Shuoying, an original equipment manufacturer, showed two new 360 cameras -- a 4k spherical camera and another 360 camera that attaches to smartphones.



Augmented reality demo with HoloLens


Here's a new Hololens AR demo by Kennywdev showing the potential of AR for gaming.  Check it out!

Combine and edit 360 videos on your phone with Collect

Collect is a new 360 video editor for smartphones (Android; iOS TBA) that enables you to combine 360 videos and add effects.

Video review and demo of the Kodak PIXPRO monopod for the SP360 and other 360 cameras


Last week, I posted a review of the new Kodak PIXPRO Monopod with tripod base.  Now here is a video review and a demo that shows why I like it.

Hubblo VR wants to know: what kinds of sample shots do you want to see?


Hubblo is a 3D 360 video with realtime stitching and 4k resolution.  They will be launching their crowdfunding campaign soon, and are in the process of taking sample shots.

Hubblo is asking 360 Rumors' readers: what kinds of sample photos and videos would you like to see?  Please post in the comments so I can relay to them.  Hubblo and its testers will do their best to accommodate your requests.  They have generously offered to shoot video samples in different cities that you will be able to use as you like and without restriction...!

Please also post if you have questions or requests for Hubblo VR.  Thank you very much!

Interview with Wiebe de Jager, a 360 shooter for National Geographic

photo by Wiebe de Jager
In this post, we talk with Wiebe de Jager, who has created 360 photos for National Geographic, and whose 360 video has been highlighted by Insta360.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

360 cameras spotted at Superbowl 2017: Panono and Samsung Gear 360


Congratulations to the New England Patriots for a hard-fought victory at Superbowl 2017 (they came back from a 25-point deficit in the third quarter, the largest comeback in Superbowl history)!  With this win, Tom Brady has become the first quarterback to have five Superbowl rings.

Oculus Rift troubleshooting: stuck at installation


If you are installing or updating a game for the Oculus Rift and it's stuck installing, here's how to solve it.

Insta360 Pro super slow motion sample video


Insta360's team posted a sample video from the Insta360 Pro in super slow motion.  Check it out!