[moderator edited: added photo and link to Panorama Viewer site] Cool stuff.
krpano Panorama Viewer
The video says it all. Better than 3D, steer the video yourself!
This, on a multicopter would be WOW!
Thank you for adding that moderator. :)
I still don't understand. Does the software piece together several video streams, or did they setup something like 4-8 cameras taking stills, and piece those together?
Whatever they did - that is AWESOME! Man could you imagine that ability on our quads or planes....very cool!
I'm guessing they use a high resolution camera, and a CRAZY fisheye lens, facing up, and then rectify it digitally afterwards. Either that, or super-high frame rate, and they have a mirror spinning around collecting images from all directions sequentially.
I've seen something just like this before. Red Bull had one of these on the helmet of a mountain biker. You could see that if you tried to look down, there was just a 2D image of the helmet. But it was pretty cool.
How exactly is that camera attached to the helicopter?
Not sure what camera did they use, but you can have 4 x GoPro and do similar, see link below.
Camera pointing at a shiny globe?
I shoot 360 panoramas using a normal DSLR, 8mm fisheye lens and a pano head. But never did videos!
My Pano's can be found at : http://www.sirilaka.org/360/
Yes, the video is a whole other dimension.
Ladybug, very interesting but probably not for us hobbyists unless we win the lottery.
I was just thinking, 4x Gopros filming HD at 30fps, one in each direction. (Perhaps 3 would be enough).
Extract stills from the video streams, Thats 4 streams of 30 jpg's each second. Then let the software stich those together, 4 at a time into one jpg for each frame. Then take those 30 jpgs for each second and paste together into a video stream. Voila'?
Might not work in reality...I'm tempted to look into the concept using what cams I have at hand. I can probably muster up 2-3 GoPros from friends!
This will take some looking into...
There's a single vertical seam opposite the helicopter and some areas are sharp while others are extremely pixelated. Based on those things it looks like they used a mirror ball like this one.
In the past I've used them for photography and those kinds of artifacts were typical in the final shots.
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