Posts Tagged ‘panoramic’

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…

Squito: A Throwable Panoramic Camera Ball that Captures 360° Aerial Shots

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Boston-based artist and inventor Steve Hollinger has just been granted a second patent here in the United States for his Squito invention, a ball sporting embedded cameras and position sensors that allow for panoramic imagery in reconnaissance and recreational situations. Read more…

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

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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. Read more…

Interactive Panoramic Photo Series Takes Viewers On An Architectural Journey

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We recently introduced you to some gorgeous wide-angle photos of the interior of La Sagrada Família that were taken by photographer Clement Celma. These photos revealed Celma’s love of gorgeous architecture, but they’re far from his only expression of it.

Another of his photo series, called Mes Petite Planètes, literally translated “My Little Planets,” takes a more interactive and panoramic approach, exploring beautiful architecture from all angles. Read more…

Library of Congress Digitizes Archive of Early 20th Century Panoramic Postcards

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Last month, the Library of Congress finally finished a project they started all the way back in 2008: they finished digitizing an archive of 467 panoramic postcards from the early 1900’s. All of these postcards are now available online for interested folks to peruse through, learn from and enjoy. Read more…

Photographer Captures New York City in Interactive 360-Degree Panoramas

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Want to explore famous New York City locations without leaving the comfort of your chair? Check out photographer Nuno Madeira‘s New York City 360 project. It’s like browsing Google Street View panorama photographs on steroids.
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A White-Balanced Panoramic Photo of a Martian Mountain, Courtesy of Curiosity

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The latest panorama sent down by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover is unique in more ways than one. Not only is it a panorama taken on another planet (still blows our minds), it’s also been subjected to some post production. The photo — a piece of which is seen above — has actually had its white balance modified by NASA to make it look more like it was taken on Earth. Read more…