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Posted 15 September 2016 - 07:54 AM

In this topic put the question with answer, then I will edit first post and add it.

 

 

Has Gear 360 waterpoof housing?

Yes, it has. (http://360camerasfor...rproof-housing/)

 

 

Is there a desktop software that we can use to view Samsung Gear 360 photos & video?

Check http://www.kolor.com...layer/download/ . Available for al desktop OS'es and mobile platforms

 

 

I have visible stitches in my photos, what can I do do prevent that?

 

1. Where is the light coming from and is it distributed evenly?

 

If the light falling on the lenses don't have the same intensity you can always line the camera so both lenses capture the same portion of the light. Lineup the camera so the two lenses are perpendicular to the light source. Or, in other words, the line between the lenses point to the light source.

 

2. White balance.

 

If at all possible set the white balance manually. It will give a better result, it seems both lenses can have a different white balance when it is set on auto,

 

3. Stich the photo on your phone. It is better for stitching then ActionDirector


 

So, I did a photo shoot for a client. How can to publish the photo on their website?

 

Well, this is a tricky question and depends on your clients CMS (Content Management System, which is software to publish media and text to a website).

 

Many small companies use free solutions like Wordpress and they have free plugins. Check https://nl.wordpress...gins/tags/360-1 to see if there is anything that you like.

 

However, there are more then 1000 CMS’s around which are not free. There is, however, one solution that always works: an iframe. You can set up a site yourself and publish your content there, if your client iframes that content your set.

 

This forum has a section dedicated to hosting by the way (see here http://360camerasfor...-360-platforms/), so you can publish your content there and have them iframe that page. You will have less control over the look and feel so that can be a problem.

Or more popular 360 camaras have section "Videos and photos" like here for LG 360 Cam and Samsung Gear 360.

 

 

 I want to know if I can set the camera to use manual controls. I want to take pictures with long exposure with the shutter open for several seconds.

It is possible? (This question what about manual exposure. See this link).
 
No, there is no manual exposure control that will open the shutter for several seconds. This is really sad, but there is something else you can try to have a nice photo shoot in the dark. This is taken from the astrophotography world and is about 'stacking' your photos.
 
This only works for static scenes, although you can have moving things like cars in it. Your subject needs to be absolutely still.
 
- Set your ISO so you have a well lit photo (I tested with 1600 in a very dark room).
- Take about 10 to 30 shots and stitch them in your phone, remember that the best quality stitch and photo is done on the phone.
- Download a stacker program like http://deepskystacke...lish/index.html (it's free and has no adware or other easy stuff).
- Process you images
 
The output is a file where the noise from your sensor is removed but the quality of the output will vary. Just try and experiment a lot with the ISO settings.
 

Is livestreaming possible with the Gear 360?

 

When you look at the preview on your phone, live streaming is possible. However you can not capture the stream for live streaming purposes at this moment in time. But in theory it's possible.


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Posted 15 September 2016 - 09:08 PM

Hi all. Is there desktop software that we can use to view Samsung Gear 360 photos & video?

 

Check http://www.kolor.com...layer/download/ . Available for al desktop OS'es and mobile platforms



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Posted 15 September 2016 - 09:15 PM

I have visible stitches in my photos, what can I do do prevent that?

 

1. Where is the light coming from and is it distributed evenly?

 

If the light falling on the lenses don't have the same intensity you can always line the camera so both lenses capture the same portion of the light. Lineup the camera so the two lenses are perpendicular to the light source. Or, in other words, the line between the lenses point to the light source.

 

2. White balance.

 

If at all possible set the white balance manually. It will give a better result, it seems both lenses can have a different white balance when it is set on auto,

 

3. Stich the photo on your phone. It is better for stitching then ActionDirector



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Posted 15 September 2016 - 09:31 PM

So, I did a photo shoot for a client. How can to publish the photo on their website?

 

Well, this is a tricky question and depends on your clients CMS (Content Management System, which is software to publish media and text to a website).

 

Many small companies use free solutions like Wordpress and they have free plugins. Check https://nl.wordpress...gins/tags/360-1 to see if there is anything that you like.

 

However, there are more then 1000 CMS’s around which are not free. There is, however, one solution that always works: an iframe. You can set up a site yourself and publish your content there, if your client iframes that content your set.

 

 

This forum has a section dedicated to hosting by the way (see here http://360camerasfor...-360-platforms/), so you can publish your content there and have them iframe that page. You will have less control over the look and feel so that can be a problem.



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 09:10 PM

 I want to know if I can set the camera to use manual controls. I want to take pictures with long exposure with the shutter open for several seconds.

It is possible? (This question what about manual exposure. See this link).
 
No, there is no manual exposure control that will open the shutter for several seconds. This is really sad, but there is something else you can try to have a nice photo shoot in the dark. This is taken from the astrophotography world and is about 'stacking' your photos.
 
This only works for static scenes, although you can have moving things like cars in it. Your subject needs to be absolutely still.
 
- Set your ISO so you have a well lit photo (I tested with 1600 in a very dark room).
- Take about 10 to 30 shots and stitch them in your phone, remember that the best quality stitch and photo is done on the phone.
- Download a stacker program like http://deepskystacke...lish/index.html (it's free and has no adware or other nasty stuff).
- Process you images
 
The output is a file where the noise from your sensor is removed but the quality of the output will vary. Just try and experiment a lot with the ISO settings.


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:00 PM

Is livetreaming possible with the Gear 360?

 

When you look at the preview on your phone, live streaming is possible. However you can not capture the stream for live streaming purposes at this moment in time. But in theory it's possible.



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:50 PM

I have a question. I know you can use the video with VR, but I'm wanting to take video and then watch on my computer where I can take my mouse and look in the direction I want to see. Does this work or does it only work with the VR devise



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:18 AM

I have a question. I know you can use the video with VR, but I'm wanting to take video and then watch on my computer where I can take my mouse and look in the direction I want to see. Does this work or does it only work with the VR devise

 

This question is answered in the second post of this topic and in the OP.



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Posted 08 October 2016 - 08:39 PM

Can I put a custom logo in the bottom of the picture instead of the rather ugly Samsung 360 logo?

 

Yes you can. User Guest_mark jowett_* posted a link to the following Youtube tutorial:

 

 

Original thread here: http://360camerasfor...-at-the-bottom/






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