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Spinpod Aims to Improve Your Panoramic Photos and Motion Time-Lapse Videos

Spinpod Product Photo 1

Just a few days old, a new Kickstarter project called “Spinpod” is aiming to improve your panoramic photos and videos through the use of a spinning pod designed for smaller cameras such as smartphones, GoPros and so forth.

Its job: help you stabilize the camera while you take a panoramic photo, or perhaps even a dynamic motion time-lapse video. The pod also doubles as a speaker dock for the times when you’re not using it for its primary purpose.

Getting it going requires inserting your camera into the 2.5 inch wide slot (a 1/4-20 threaded insert is also available for mounting other cameras and tripods), spinning the knob to lock the device in place (which also turns the unit on), and choosing the mode and timer options via capacitive touch controls on the top surface of the device.

Spinpod Product Photo 2

This highly portable device claims to be useful for perfectly stitched panoramas, given its ability to rotate the camera near its axis on a stable platform. And for the users who are into motion time-lapse videos, the Spinpod can be set to rotate ~0.06 degrees every 0.5, 1, 2, 5 or 10 seconds.

The Spinpod’s built-in rechargeable battery is good for 10 hours of panorama mode, and 100 hours in time-lapse mode.

You can learn more about this project at the Spinpod Kickstarter page. Getting your own Spinpod will run you anywhere between $60 and $175, depending on the features you’re looking for and how soon you want to have the device in hand.

(via The Photoblographer)


 
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  • Mansgame

    Someone that serious about panos or timelapses shouldn’t be using a cell phone camera anyway!

  • Mantis

    I’m really bummed out that I missed the Radian kickstarter.

  • A.J.

    It’s $60 bucks. For that price, making panos & timelapses with your iPhone is fine.

  • Spinpod

    Well don’t miss out on the Spinpod Kickstarter then.

  • Mantis

    I like this, I really do, but I need a time lapse panning device that can handle an SLR and can tilt as well as pan.

  • Spinpod

    I would checking back with our Kickstarter project in a few days… You might be pleasantly surprised at what we are going to announce.

  • Mantis

    Actually, what about a Micro 4/3rds Olympus PEN camera? Will this support that?

  • [email protected]

    I will do that! Thank you! ;-)

  • Spinpod

    In panning orientation it definitely supports the Micro Olympus PEN. Just don’t use a telescopic lens. The weight might be a bit much in tilting orientation.

  • Mansgame

    That’s not the point. The point is that if the target audience are those who make panoramas, enough to want to carry a separate device with them, probably will be using a tripod and a DSLR so they can control the other aspects of the photo too such as having a consistent white balance, aperture, and exposure. Even more so for a moving time-lapse.

    But hey what do I know. People like to give out their money apparently.

  • A.J.

    You do know that this is aimed at GoPro users too, right?

  • Jackson Cheese

    Please ignore any comments and or criticism from Mansgame.
    Most of us on this site do.