This 360° Spherical Panorama Video Takes Panoramas To The Next Level
Photojournalist Jonas Ginter always wanted to take the idea of the still-2D spherical panoramas and somehow make them in video format. It took him 2 years to develop the idea and tools, but finally last week he achieved his goal. Jonas used a 3D printer to build a special mount that holds 6 GoPro cameras, and placed them as close as possible to each other to make sure they overlap. The result is simply great.
Jonas tried different methods in order to get the desired result. He placed cameras on a turntable, used mirrors to get different angles with one single camera and some other interesting concepts. None achieved the look he was looking for. After 2 years of trials and errors, Jonas built achieved his goal by building a mount that can hold 6 GoPros. The wide view angle of the cameras made it possible to use just 6 cameras to get a full 360° coverage of the scene.
This method of filming can be great for commercials, music videos and marketing videos. I wonder who will be the first big company to hire him for the job. Cheap to build, simple concept, but produces amazing results.
Right now Jonas is looking for people who own cool cars/boats/planes and want to collaborate with him on making new 360° Spherical Panoramas. If you want to reach out to him with your idea or offer your vehicle, contact him here.