But, camera makers realized the potential in photographing at 360 degrees, they’ve started making dedicated 360 cameras. This means that instead of 3D printing (or worse, buying) a 360 rig, you can buy a small camera like the Theta S and only use one camera.
The secret lies in how you edit the video. Instead of making it as real as possible, you “zoom out” until the view turns into a ball.
The obvious plus is the streamlined process which does not require 6+ cameras, a rig and post production stitching. The caveat, the Theta S records at full HD which is distributed on an entire sphere. Far from the 4K-6K you would get from a gopro array. If only there was an easy way to combine the Theta S workflow with the resolution of the gopro array, it would be awesome!