In a previous post I introduced you to how I was getting the 360 photos and especially the Tiny Planets. I have been using the Kodak 4KVR360. Of course a tiny planet is a fun and great way to get your 360 view into a format that can be shared over social media. But the Pixpro 360 camera can do a whole lot more than that, it is a way to get any angle you wish without having to run around or take loads of photos.
York Minster is the subject in the photos of this post and every single picture you see here came from just the one single shot taken. The camera was set down on front of the Minster and with the remote I took a full 360 photo. Then with the software you have… options! In the main image above is a cropped out part of the photo. That is the beauty of taking a 360 VR picture. You get everything in, in every direction, so choices to be had.
Then there is naturally the opportunity to turn your 360 view into a tiny planet, of course. But, what if you wanted to literally have a full VR 360 photograph you can scroll around? We have seen them on Facebook etc haven’t we? Well the Pixpro software allows you to upload direct to Facebook.
The same image as a fully scrollable picture you can look around, like this. (click the mouse on the photo and look around.
This is also great if viewing on VR headsets or on the phone with VR goggles. Stand and look around a scene from another place.
Then you could also transform the 360 photo into a fisheye effect if you so wish? Like a world in a bauble. Remember each of these modes are adaptable with each image, you can move it around within the software to the point you want.
As I stated in the previous post on the camera, you do not have to use full VR, you can use either of the 2 lenses alone to get a wide angled shot. I am still in the early stages of learning all this camera can do. And I haven’t shown you any video… yet… The 4K gets involved then too. Coming soon.