Sphericam Puts Google Street View in Your Pocket

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The Sphericam is a device that will allow you to capture panoramic views in real-time. It was created by Prague-based designer Jeffry Martin and it contains four synchronized video cameras with fisheye lenses. They transmit a full 360-degree, high-definition video from any location.

Sphericam can record up to 3 hours of video at 25 frames per second, which can be viewed in real-time via its built-in monitor. It also contains GPS, allowing the creation of geographically-referenced 360-degree videos.

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Who might want to use Sphericam? What kinds of things can I shoot in 360º?

  • Concerts, parties, clubs
  • Advertising (creative)
  • Weddings
  • Travel
  • Music Videos
  • Sports (it could be mounted on the referee, in the middle of the action)
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • “Google Streetview” style Geographic photography
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Extreme sports
  • Security, Military, Law Enforcement
  • Fleet Management

Sphericam was launched as part of a Kickstarter campaign. It was fully funded and you’ll be able to purchase it through their website for $599.

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