How to make a tiny planet video with a single camera

Jul 17, 2016

Udi Tirosh

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.

How to make a tiny planet video with a single camera

Jul 17, 2016

Udi Tirosh

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.

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Over the years we shared quite a few little planet videos. Most involved building an elaborate gopro rig which can hold six cameras. Kinda like this one.

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.

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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!

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4 responses to “How to make a tiny planet video with a single camera”

  1. Eric Dean Hard Avatar
    Eric Dean Hard

    ? Step 3: You need an IPhone

    1. catlett Avatar
      catlett

      Try paying attention. You can’t do it with a single iPhone

  2. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    $350 seems a bit steep for a camera that does something that might be amusing for all of five minutes. Maybe there’s potential for this in the rental market….

  3. Kinfolk Media Avatar
    Kinfolk Media

    I might give this a shot