Saturday, April 8, 2017

Periscope 360 now live for everyone! Here are the compatible cameras


Periscope 360 is now open to everyone! You can now 'Scope or Tweet a 360 livestream.  Here are the cameras I've tested to work on it, and a couple of sample live streams.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Preliminary review: Guru 360, the first affordable stabilized gimbal for 360 cameras, is here!


The Guru 360 is here!  It's the world's first affordable stabilized gimbal designed specifically for 360 cameras!  I was very impressed with the preproduction version that I tested a couple of months ago, and now the release version is here.

Leica BLK360 is a LiDAR camera with true VR 3D 360 capture capability plus thermal imaging


Here is the Leica Geosystems BLK360, a depth-sensing LiDAR camera that can scan an environment in 360 degrees and generate a true 3D model, including a 360 thermal image.

You can take 360 photos within this VR game with a virtual Ricoh Theta!


In this VR demo game, you can use a virtual Ricoh Theta to take 360 photos within the game!

Nubia NeoAir is a 360 camera accessory for Android


ZTE subsidiary Nubia Technology announced a 360 camera accessory for its Android phones called the Nubia NeoAir.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Unboxing of the Giroptic iO 360 camera for iPhone and iPad


Here is an unboxing video for the Giroptic iO, a 360 camera for iPhone and iPad.

Nikon Keymission 360 app Snapbridge 360/170 for Android updated


The Snapbridge 360/170 app for the Nikon Keymission 360 has been updated to 1.0.6 for Android (I didn't find an update for the iOS version iOS version is now live as well.  Thanks to Andreas Vesper and Axel for letting me know!).  Update: if your Keymission is connecting properly, do not download this update.  It doesn't seem to help and could make things worse.

DEALS: HTC Vive $100 off but only for today! PLUS: dozens of Steam VR games on sale

In celebration of the HTC Vive's first anniversary, you can get the Vive at $100 off - but only today!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

LASiris VR is a true depth-sensing VR camera with 3D 360 capture


LASiris VR is a true depth-sensing VR camera that hints at the future of 360 cameras.

New videos from 2017 Gear 360 show seamless stitching; plus: a time lapse sample


Check out several new videos for the 2017 Samsung Gear 360, including a time lapse sample!

Big update to The Unspoken spellcasting PvP game adds a new class, new artifact, and several improvements


The Unspoken, a spellcasting combat game (Oculus Rift; HTC Vive via Revive) gets a major update that adds a new class, a new artifact, and several improvements.

Amazing low light sample in 360 video ad with Z Cam S1 Pro, a 360 camera with Micro Four Thirds sensors


Mountain Dew posted a 360 promo video which used the Z Cam S1 Pro, Z Cam's 360 camera with Micro Four Thirds sensors, for a low light scene.

How to stabilize your 360 video with Skybox Studio: a tutorial by CreatorUp


Skybox Studio that can stabilize (level the horizon) of your 360 video. Here is a tutorial and demo by CreatorUp.

Sunday, April 2, 2017