Crazy Small-Planet Video composed with 6 GoPro Cameras

About two years ago the web was sweat with the latest panoramic trend – small planet panoramas (AKA spherical panorama). It was only a matter of time until someone got the clevers to elevate this into the next stage: Small Planet Time Lapse Video.

Photographer Jonas Ginter used a 3d printed a 3d device that allows him to capture photos from 6 different GoPros simultaneously and then combined the footage in post to create a movie of the same effect:


This is how Jonas describes the gizmo:

Luckily GoPro cameras covered with ​​fisheye lenses have a decent viewing angle. So you only need six cameras to record horizontally 360 ° and vertically 180°.  Provided that you point the camera in a precise way. The closer the lenses are to each other and the more overlap in image they produce the better the result. I have unsuccessfully experimented with rubber bands, cable ties, wood and polystyrene. It was only with the construction of a support device which was 3D printed, everything worked well enough. I used this template as a base and modified it. without the help form Hacker Space Bremen  and especially without Andree’s  and Michael’s involvement, this would never have been possible. Thank you!

[360° Video using 6 GoPro Cameras – spherical panorama timelapse via thefabgeo]

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  • Azik Guseynov

    Very nice

  • Reiner U.

    Incredible! Sphere quality seems to be much better than Google Streetview although done with a homegrown device!

    • ziplock9000

      Your comparing a very very short piece of hand crafted video to a street map of the entire planet!.. Apples and Oranges.

      • Scott

        You misspelled “you’re”.


        • ziplock9000

          True, but pointing that out is quite pathetic.

  • Mitch

    This is great – does anyone know what software you would need to render this?