Posts Tagged ‘panoramic’

Centr Cam Offers 4K 360º Footage Out of a Hockey Puck-Shaped Device

In the never-ending chase to create the most unique camera around, San Francisco-based Centr Camera Inc. has launched a Kickstarter for a new style of camera. Called Centr, this 360º, 60fps, 4K-resolution panoramic camera will allow you to capture incredible footage all around you, in a device roughly the size of a hockey puck. Read more…

Awesome 360-Degree Bike Ride Timelapse Captured Using Six GoPro Cameras

Inspired by the 360º panoramic images that turn the world around us into a little planet of its own, German photographer Jonas Ginter wanted to step it up. And so he decided to use video rather than just a still image. Read more…

Vincent Brady Pulled Out All the Stops to Create This Magical Firefly Time-Lapse

Firefly photography isn’t a novel concept. In fact, long-exposure images of these glowing creatures lighting up beautiful forest scenes have appeared on PetaPixel a couple of times before… we’ve even featured a tutorial on the subject. But photographer Vincent Brady‘s firefly time-lapse above IS novel.

It’s novel, not because it’s a time-lapse of fireflies (we’re sure that’s been done a time or two) but because he combined many different photographic techniques to create something truly breathtaking. Read more…

Eye Mirror Lens Add-On Adds a 360-Degree View to the Camera You Already Have

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Throwable camera balls and their ilk might be all shiny and cool, but what if you want to grab high-quality 360-degree images with the camera you already have in your bag?

Enter Eye Mirror, a startup launched by U.K. inventors Dan Burton and Thomas Seidl, whose namesake product attaches to just about any camera and allows it to shoot 360-degree panoramas and videos. Read more…

Throwable ‘Panono’ Camera Ball Captures Interactive 360-Degree Images in Mid-Air

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“Here, boy! Go fetch the camera! Good dog!” Such conversations could become commonplace as panoramic camera balls threaten to become the next offbeat photography meme. Squito appeared on the scene in July, Bubl Technology is already well on its way to producing the Bublcam, and now comes the Panono, which launched its Indiegogo fundraising campaign today. Read more…

Bublcam: A Softball-Sized Camera Ball that Takes Street View-Like 360° Photos

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Sometimes, taking a straight-on photograph is exactly what the situation calls for. But what about those moments when you want a more complete view? What happens when you want to capture everything around you, all at once, in a snapshot or video that is as interactive as Google’s Street View? Well, that’s when you reach for the Bublcam. Read more…

Ricoh’s New ‘Theta’ is a WiFi Camera that Shoots 360-Degree Photos in One Click

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When you first see the all-new Ricoh Theta, it might remind you a bit of those old Apple remotes. But this is no remote, it’s a new-fangled camera that can snap 360-degree panoramas in one click — no swiping or stitching required — with some help from the free companion iOS app (Android coming later this year). Read more…

Panasonic Develops New Ultra-Wide 64:9 Camera System for Capturing Sports

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You remember that one time when you wanted to put four of your 16:9 aspect ratio wide-screen TVs side by side and watch the game in super-panorama? Yeah, neither do we. But apparently Panasonic does, considering the 64:9 ultra-wide camera system the company has developed. Read more…

New Multi-Cam Rig May Soon Let Sports Fans Pick Their Favorite Camera Angle

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There seems to be a growing desire among the networks to give sports fans the absolute best angle of the action when they’re watching a game on TV, but what angle is that?

Sunday Night Football is tackling the problem by giving fans every angle with the newly installed FreeD system, but researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute are taking a different approach. With their new OmniCam360, they intend to give you both 360° views as well as the ability to choose whatever angle you like best. Read more…

Google’s New ‘Views’ Site Gives Android Users a Place to Share Photo Spheres

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The launch of Android 4.2 in October of last year brought with it the ability to create special 360° panoramas called “Photo Spheres.” But as cool as these panoramas were, there was no real way to share them with the exception of a widget Google released a few months back.

Yesterday, all of that changed when Google announced a brand new Google Maps website called Views, built from the ground up for the Android community and their many un-shared Photo Spheres. Read more…