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Tyson Anderson

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« on: February 24, 2017, 00:54 »
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Has anyone been selling any 360 VR videos?  Looks like it would be through Videoblocks and Pond5 at this point.  I'm thinking about giving it a try but not sure what camera to go with.  Will a $500 360Fly cut it, or do I need to get a multi-Gopro rig?  Any advice would be amazing, thanks!


« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 02:50 »
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I think you need to spend quite a lot to get decent quality video.  I have a Ricoh Theta S, the stills are OK but video is low quality.  Stitching the video looks tricky, the Ricoh has software to do that but the joins are obvious.  I like the design of the Ricoh, if they increase the video resolution, I will try it for stock.  Two 180 lenses have just one join and I prefer that to having more cameras.

Don't know about the 360Fly, why not ask the sites if they approve it?

« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 19:20 »
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Has anyone been selling any 360 VR videos?  Looks like it would be through Videoblocks and Pond5 at this point.  I'm thinking about giving it a try but not sure what camera to go with.  Will a $500 360Fly cut it, or do I need to get a multi-Gopro rig?  Any advice would be amazing, thanks!

That's an interesting question considering how 360 has been taking off... and NOT taking off.

What I mean by that is that it's the new HOT technology but there are also a log of kinks in it. I've been looking into it for about a year, waiting to dip my feet. Somehow I've never found the waters 'calm' enough to justify it. By 'calm' I mean highly profitable.

Anyway, not to take this off track, but I'd say forget the gopro multi rig. They are yesterday's news. Today's camera's are all in ONE piece. The idea to sit round and stitch footage is passing fast, mostly because it's so tedious, it yields bad results (visible seams) and it's hard to manage (4-5 files for each shot x multiple shots and you start to see how easy it is to lose track).

What you want is IN CAMERA STITCHING.

Also, you probably want 4K in camera stitching. I'm sure you know why.

Now if you want full res 360 then go for a Red rig.... but honestly even though I've had to deal with one at my job one time, I would not do it again. It is crazy. And in post it gets even crazier.

Here's another reason I would not go with a rig (be it Gopro or Red or whatever). When you stitch you have huge variations in exposure, especially around edges of frame.

I got to work with a Sphericam 2 (again at my job) and it was a pleasure.

Again, see what works for you, but for me, I'll probably go with a single unit solution.




 

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