The future is here, with 360 technology at the consumer level, in the hands of iPhone users worldwide.
You no longer have to sit back and wait for businesses to get creative using 360 technology. With GoPano micro, you can take creative liberties into your own hands. Together with the GoPano micro optic, the free GoPano app lets users create immersive, 360 video directly from their iPhone. The 360 video can then be uploaded and sharedwith friends and family, creating an experience that’s unique to each viewer.
Users can also view the most popular videos—or friends’ videos—right from their iPhone or by visiting www.gopano.com, the only 360 video sharing network on the web. With the ability for users to also share their creations on popular social media websites, EyeSee360 and GoPano products have taken the 360 video trend to the next level.
The GoPano micro is a lens used to make cool interactive 360º panoramic videos! Use it to record a music video, all the action of your favorite sport, record your next meeting in 360º or just about anything.
The technology allows for millions of viewers to interact with the same live video from a perspective of their choice. You can either swipe to change viewing angles, or just pan your iPhone from left to right. The latter feature makes watching the video much more immersive, adding that feeling of “being there” to the experience—you can also better control the speed at which you move across the scene than with finger swiping. If you want to watch a video in full panoramic mode, you’ll need to save it to your Camera Roll, which will export it as a flat scene with a 360-degree view.
The way the accessory is designed makes it nearly impossible to get any fingerprints on the lens. The design also leads to great video quality—GoPano Micro captures clear, reflection-free shots of a scene. On the flip side, it can be hard to clean the lens if you do happen to get a lot of dust or an unfortunate spill onto it. Luckily, the GoPano Micro does come with a microfiber pouch that can be used as a cleaning cloth for such situations.
A drawback to the GoPano Micro is the way the lens fits into its case. You need to push the lens into the case’s camera opening, which is somewhat difficult on its own. And when the lens is plugged in, it’s not very secure. Give your iPhone a quick shake and the lens will fall out of the case. I can imagine in crowded places, where you’re likely to bump into people, that it’ll be hard to keep the lens securely on the phone’s camera. But as long as you pan slowly and hold your iPhone steadily, there won’t be a problem.
The lens uses similar technology to the company’s “GoPano Plus” panoramic optics for digital camera, which utilizes a specially curved equiangular mirror composed of aluminum substrate which gathers light from all directions and funnels it into the iPhone’s camera to capture a complete panoramic image. The lens enables you to record all angles at the same time but more importantly, there is the free GoPano app that transforms this image into a live interactive scene where you can playback the video, control the view by panning to different angles whilst watching.
In order to use GoPano Micro, you need to attach a custom-designed case that comes with the lens. Once that’s on your iPhone, you plug the lens into the case, download the GoPano app, and start shooting.
The GoPano Micro case is well designed—all ports and buttons are easily accessible, and it offers decent protection for the back and edges of the iPhone.
Another bonus with this system is that the lens is attached to the case in a way that makes it possible to capture 360-degree video while holding the phone vertically. You can comfortably grip the phone as you capture video, making for steadier shots.
To shoot with GoPano Micro, you’ll need to download the accompanying GoPano app. Tap the Record Video button and you’ll be taken to the video capture screen. The great thing about the GoPano app is that it provides a live, de-warped view of what you’re shooting. You’ll only be able to see what’s directly in front of you, but even this helps, since you’ll know how high or low to frame your shot.
Once you’re done, the video is instantly saved—there’s virtually no wait for the app to de-warp or load the footage into your video library. You can share the video by uploading it to the GoPano website, copying it to your iPhone Camera Roll, or by sharing it via iTunes file sharing. (In order to share on GoPano’s website, you will need to sign up for an account and enter in a registration code that comes with the device.)
EyeSee360’s 360 degree video technology was originally designed for the military and the aviation industry however, EyeSee360 has expanded that footprint making 360 degree video available in the consumer space and to further take the technology to television and broadcasting, reinforcing their goal to bring 360° video into the mainstream market.
“Using GoPano technology, users can create a next generation video experience. Using GoPano lens attachments like the GoPano plus, GoPano micro or custom GoPano lenses, users share not only a video but an immersive experience,” said Tim O’Neil, CEO of EyeSee360.
Watch Matchbox Twenty perform the new single ” She’s So Mean ” in a 360 degree video for their new album ” NORTH ” out in September on Emblem/ Atlantic Records. Use your mouse to move around in the video or download the GoPano app for free from Itunes for your iphone or ipad. Video Created by TIC360.tv using GoPano lenses and software.
*Credits to gopano.com, macworld.com, mashable.com, imore.com