New Year – New Rig

Freedom360 Rig (V5.06 pre-production)

2012 was extremely successful for 360 video, Ignacio, Ryan, Ayrton, Tomonori and all the other users contributing great videos made with the 360 Rig. The end of 2012 also brought new camera hardware to the market, and since the  cameras that made the core of the 360 Rig V4.1, are not really available anymore, I am revising the design of the 360 Rig to make use of the new camera …continue…

360 Rig presentation at the IVRPA conference in NYC

Joergen Geerds presenting the 360 Rig at the 2012 IVRPA conference

Carlos Chegado, president of the  International VR Photographer Association (IVRPA) was so kind to invite me to speak at the 2012 conference in New York City, June 13-16, 2012. I was honored to be part of the illustrious lineup of speakers, promising a very interesting flood of news and knowledge, and very happy to see so many professionals again. The talk was divided into 3 parts: a bit of history …continue…

Redesign

360 Rig V4

My V3 design proved to to mechanically rock solid, but it lacked internal cooling, especially since the cameras inside are running extremely hot. In order to help limiting the heat, and allowing faster cool-downs, I changed the design completely: This makes it easier to manufacture,  easier to modify, and adds more room inside for additional components and ventilation. The packaging was also updated, it now ships with lens caps and …continue…

The future of array cameras

360 Rig Prototype

Introducing the worlds first fully spherical (360×180 deg) portable video array camera. The 360 rig allows to record 6 individual videos with sound, which can be stitched on your computer  with the software of your choice into a fully spherical (equirectangular) video stream. The revolutionary feature is the lack of a nadir blind spot, allowing you to film freely with the 360 Rig, ideally on a light-weight mono-pod, or similar …continue…