Freedom360 Explorer and Submariner development

Since this question is coming up often, I felt a little Q&;A might be appropriate, and address some of the developments that are going on: Q: Is the Freedom360 waterproof, or can you make it waterproof? A: No, the Freedom360 is not waterproof. The Gopro Hero3 is a little bit weather proof, and will most likely survive a couple of drops of water or rain. Saltwater makes things worse, in …continue…

Freedom360 store launch

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After months of development, we are finally happy to announce the launch of our web-store, where you can buy the Freedom360 and accessories you need. While we are adding new accessories as we find them, please send us an email at su.063modeerfnull@troppus if you would like a certain product included. Please bear with us if you see or find glitches in the web store, and let us know if something …continue…

Freedom360 Explorer and Submariner development

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Since this question is coming up often, I felt a little Q&A might be appropriate, and address some of the developments that are going on: Q: Is the Freedom360 waterproof, or can you make it waterproof? A: No, the Freedom360 is not waterproof. The Gopro Hero3 is a little bit weather proof, and will most likely survive a couple of drops of water or rain. Saltwater makes things worse, in …continue…

Camera Charging

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Please familiarize yourself with the Gopro camera manual first. 1. First charge (new cameras) When you receive your cameras, make sure you you charge them first fully up with an appropriate charger. Setting them up, and syncing the cameras to a common wifi remote takes quite a bit of battery. 2. Charging while inside the Freedom360 Depending on the kind of charger(s) you have available, charge one by one, or …continue…

Camera operation with the wifi remote

Make sure all cameras have wifi turned on by pressing the small button on the left side of each camera: on= blue light on front of camera blinking slowly off= no blue light. Make sure you went through the process pairing all 6 or 7 cameras to one remote. Turning off wifi does not affect the pairing Turn off wifi when traveling, especially on a commercial flight Turn off wifi …continue…

360 Video stitching (PTgui)

Here is a short overview how to stitch 360 videos with PTgui Pro. We will add more info about PTgui, as well as other 360 video stitching solutions, as soon as they become public. Quick instruction how to use the PTgui template: Apply the template to a meaningful representative frame set of your shoot (tif or jpg) with the Freedom360 (it will not really work with other setups) The frame …continue…

Cruising down the Thames

Do you like to see London from a different side? How about cruising down the Thames with London Rib Voyages in a speedboat? This 360 video was shot by Henry Stuart from Spherical Images on a clear but very cold day in December 2012. The 360Rig was mounted on the end of a 1.5m carbon fiber pole. Despite the vibration from the boat and the waves the footage is remarkably …continue…

Cracolandia Rio de Janeiro

The newspaper O DIA Online with the desire not only to educate their readership but to put them right in the middle of the events commissioned Ayrton Camargo, a pioneer of panoramic photography in journalism, to shoot 360 video at a social intervention in Cracolandia in Rio de Janeiro. Cracolandia represents the dark and painful side of the city and a Brazil grappling with a spreading crack epidemic. Here, at …continue…

Connecting cameras to the wifi remote

While it is possible to reconnect to the same remote or connect more cameras to a remote that is already connected to several cameras it is a little bit tricky and doesn’t always work. It is sometimes easier/faster and therefore recommended to connect to a new/different wifi remote, and keep the “used” wifi remote for later.  Process: Turn off wifi on all cameras, either though the menu, or via the …continue…