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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