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  1. Hi there, where do you upload your works now? I'm with VeeR VR where you can also upload and share your VR videos and 360 photos.
  2. Hi Folks, I believe many of you shoot and create great 360 photos with different types of 360 cameras. Want to make a research: where do you share your panoramic photos? Thanks for any feedback. PS: I work for VeeR VR, a platform where people can share VR videos and 360 photos.
  3. MADV Technology crowdfunded MADV Mini on Mi.com, a tiny portable 360 camera that retails for 599 RMB (~90 USD) On December 28, 2017, which quickly appeared on the public radar. The MADV Mini camera is the size of a watch face and coated with PU paint, leaving a fine, polished finish. The camera also comes with a silicone casing to protect the camera from scratching. Its name has perfectly matched the reality mini. It has a diameter of 35.5mm and a height of 25.2mm. The camera weights 23.5g, which takes up practically no room, perfect for people who pack lightly for their expeditions. Check out the detailed specifications: Lens Type Dual 210-degree fish eye lens Maximum Aperture F1.8 Image Resolution 5376*2688(5K) 3840*1920(3K) Video Resolution 1920*960 @30fps 1280*640 @30fps Battery Life Relative to the battery life of the mobile device in use Storage Relative to the storage or SD card of the mobile device in use Compatibility Android 6.0 and later Special Features 1. Time lapse and timer 2. Beauty camera 3. 360 livestream for more information to visit VeeR VR Blog: MADV Mini: Best 360 Camera You Can Get for 90 USD
  4. This time I want to share a review for panoramic camera: Panono - A $1799 Tossable Panoramic Camera. Panono is a nice prosumer bordering on professional 360 camera, but the prohibitive price might be the biggest limiting factor in expanding its market. This tutorial gives out an overall introduction from appearance to functions, and step by step how to use Panono to shoot a 360 photo. Hope this can help!
  5. As a seasoned veteran in shooting 360, Druu offers three tips for those new to 360 storytelling. 1. Treat your 360 camera like a regular camera. One of the biggest mistakes he sees in vlogs, Druu explains, is that creators forget everything they know about storytelling and treat a 360 camera with completely different standards. That needs to stop. All the essentials for a successful story told through a regular camera remain valid for 360 cameras: You still need to have a storyboard in your mind, a general idea of the value you hope to provide, the location where you want to record, the atmosphere you would like to create, intro, outro and so on. 2. Choose your "main lens" before you start recording. As a rule, Druu chooses one camera lens as his "main lens" that always faces in his direction when he records, because 90% of the time your viewer will focus on you throughout your videos. An exception to this rule is when you want your viewers to turn, which means you will need to start your next scene with the lens you switched to, as that will be where people are looking at now. 3. Storyboarding can't take care of everything. Be spontaneous. Being a backpacker, it's not always possible for Druu to plan exactly what he's recording with the storyboard. This is where spontaneity comes in. TO read the interview with 360 Druustory: Storytelling for Shaping the Future of Virtual Reality.
  6. Now 360 photos can be easily turned into videos! New feature VeeR Slideshow to VeeR Editor has been launched today. This new feature empowers creators to combine 360 videos and panoramic photos into a unique video memory. With our recent launch of VeeR Editor, we are thrilled to see a large amount of super fun and creative 360 videos made with this powerful mobile editing tool. As VeeR never relents on making the creation experience better for all 360 enthusiasts, we want to further enrich the functionalities of VeeR Editor by enabling our users to create a slideshow with both 360 photos and videos.
  7. Best Software To Create A 360 Virtual Tour

    Well, have no idea about the application Cupix. But it seems good and free by searching on Google. Wanna share you a free 360 video editing app free for smartphone, VeeR Editor, allowing you to edit 360 videos or photos on the go. Hope this will help your first virtual tour . BTY, your works are welcomed to upload on our platform VeeR VR, a global sharing platform for 360 photos and videos.
  8. Insta360 dropped its new camera, the ONE many have been hankering after. Compared to other consumer 360 cameras, Insta360 ONE goes 11 on fanciness, featuring bullet time, FreeCapture, little planet mode, beauty camera, etc, each a staple for viral 360 posts. Here is the Insta360 ONE review by VeeR VR. Hope this will help.
  9. To create great panoramic photos, the tool is very important. So here will introduce some good panorama stitching software, and we've already made some tutorials to help the better using. Like the PTGui , a professional photo editing tool, I think many people know of this. Besides, there is also great alternatives software, like the KRPano, we have a tutorial about how to create panoramic photos with KRPano; Hugin is also a very powerful open source panoramic image creator and editor. Also the Pano2VR ultimate user guide, clearly show you how to create a Two-Node Mini-Tour.
  10. Krpano tutorial https://veer.tv/blog/krpano-tutorial-how-to-create-a-panorama-or-virtual-tour-with-krpano/
  11. KRPano is both a set of lightweight yet powerful tools which you can use to prepare an equirectangular image or create virtual tours with and also a panoramic image and virtual tour viewer. Its output can be in either flash or HTML5 format for viewing in the KRPano viewer or for usage inside a browser. The latest version of KRPano includes support for your projects in webvr 1.1 so that a user can access your tours with a head-mounted display directly in the browser. To learn how to create 360 photo with KRPano, follow the KRPano Tutorial .
  12. How does it look? Measurements: 78×67.40×24.00 mm What this means: Compared to the spherical design of Gear360, and the Twix-bar-shaped Insta 360 Nano and Theta S, Mi looks more like a regular camera with its flat design. The light weight (108g) also makes it fit easily into your pocket. How does it work? Resolution & stabilization Resolution: Mi supports up to 3.5k at 30fps, but considering the video will be in 360 degrees and an average human field of vision only covers 90 degrees, the actual resolution in VR is 1/4 of what’s listed, which we look forward to seeing improved in Mi’s next release. Stabilization: Mi’s 6-axis stabilization system tackles shaky images head-on and corrects wobble smoothly. Bye-bye nausea and disorientation, and hello discomfort-free viewing experiences! Check out this jitter-less skiing video and see for yourself! Battery life: 1 hour Why: As there isn’t a display on the camera, you will have to monitor what you’re recording by connecting the camera to your phone through Wi-Fi; the device heating up is also an important factor. To connect the camera to your phone, all you need to do is press the Wi-Fi button on your camera and connect your phone to Mi’s network. Dustproof (check) waterproof (check) The IP67 standard for Mi shuts out dust perfectly; also the camera can record for 30 minutes 1m/3.28ft underwater. It can take some light snorkeling, but you might want to be careful before you use it for more heavy-duty underwater shootings. Watch out: To waterproof your camera typically implies you need to fully enclose it in impermeable materials, which tends to lead to overheating. Can overheating be a problem for Mi? The camera is not without its countermeasures against overheating, but the issue might surface after 20 minutes of consecutive recording, and if connected to your phone, it might also heat your phone up. Compatibility: Does it work with my phone? Mi Sphere Camera is one of the most compatible 360 cameras on the market, supporting most, if not all, mainstream Android (5.0 and above)/iOS (9.0 and above) devices. Mi does not offer in-camera stitching yet, which can be done through their mobile app, also named “Mi Sphere Camera”. With the app, you can also readjust camera settings, monitor camera view and support editing & color correction, the whole shebang. The overall control system is very streamlined, but you might experience slight lagging when previewing your videos due to your Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connection speed, also the image quality will be reduced to marginally better than 720p. Here’s a sample video made by Mi Sphere Camera: For more Mi videos, search “MadV” in the VeeR app or on our website. Pros and cons? Pros 6-axis stabilization system; Dust-proof and water-proof; Extremely compatible; Easy to share to major social media and VR platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, VeeR, WeChat, and Sina Weibo. Cons Relatively poor resolution under insufficient lighting; Overheating after 20 minutes of shooting; If you upload your videos before disconnecting your phone, your videos will be uploaded at the expense of your data (so always remember to disconnect your phone first and upload through Wi-Fi). To give you a better idea of where Mi stands in face of competition, we came up with this comparison chart between Mi and another major consumer 360 camera—Samsung Gear 360. Advantages of either brand are marked in teal. Brand Mi Sphere Camera Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Version) Price (subject to change) $259 (1699 RMB) $199 on Amazon Resolution Dual Lens: 6912*3456 Dual Lens Mode: 5472*2736 Single Lens Mode: 2304*1296 Video Quality 3456*1728/30fps 4096×2048/24fps Photo Quality 23.88 Megapixels 30 Megapixels ISO Limit 50-1600 100-1600 Codec H.264 MP4 (H.265) Recording Time 75 Mins with Wi-Fi on; 90 Mins with Wi-Fi off Up to 130 Mins with Wi-Fi off On-camera Display None OLED Dimensions 78 * 67.40 * 24.00mm 100.6×46.3×45.1mm Weight 108.3g 130g Dust-/Waterproof IP67 IP53 Compatibility Android 5.0 and above iOS 9.0 and above Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, Note5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, A5/A7 (2017) running Android 5.0 or later iPhone 7,7+,6S,6S+,SE running iOS 10.0 or later Stabilization EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) System None Worth my money? Price: $289 And the VeeRdict is: Yes, the Mi Sphere Camera is a good buy. A consumer-grade 360 action camera in a traditional flat design, IP67 proof, and user-friendly, all for a good price. It might not get any better than that! Where to buy? Want a Mi for yourself? Buy One Now! Originally from Tiny Yet Beefy: Mi Sphere Camera Is The Whole Package http://veer.tv/blog/tiny-yet-beefy-mi-sphere-camera-is-the-whole-package/
  13. Review Tiny Yet Beefy: Mi Sphere Camera Is The Whole Package http://veer.tv/blog/tiny-yet-beefy-mi-sphere-camera-is-the-whole-package/