How to make a tiny planet video with a single camera
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!
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.