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« on: October 11, 2017, 07:15 »

What 360 cameras would you suggest for stock footage?

I been looking into Samsung Gear 360 2016 & 2017.
I'm seriously considering 2016 actually. Any reason not to get this one?

« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 07:21 »
All I can say is that you will be very, very, very disappointed in the quality unless you're ready to spend serious $$$.

I believe the Insta360 Pro ($3,499) is the only solution that is somewhat affordable and can give quality comparable to a standard (HD) camera. Definitely lower quality, but comparable to a cellphone or action camera.

The cheaper 360 cameras look truly TERRIBLE. Clips from those cameras MIGHT get accepted right now, because 360 is still a new thing, but not for very long.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 07:27 by increasingdifficulty »

« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 23:24 »
I bought the Vuze Camera that outputs to 4K and am very disappointed to find that VideoBlocks has rejected all the clips I have taken with the camera due to 'poor stitching' although the stitching is done automatically and actually looks pretty good. Yes you will need to lay down some $ to get something decent and be very careful with the stitching, oh and tripod caps.. alot of sites do not like tripod caps either.

« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 02:20 »
actually looks pretty good.

What is "pretty good" (stitching)? Visible seams really take away from the 360 experience. You wouldn't hang a stitched panorama with visible seams on your wall...

« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 18:24 »
Yes agreed re stitching. However the stiching is good (no overlap, gaps or lines) except at the top and bottom 5% of the sphere where it joins at the polls.


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