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Month: November 2016

SV – Creating Spherical 360 Video

SV – Creating Spherical 360 Video

I had first seen spherical 360 video, which I’ll refer as SV, made by Jim Watters, http://photocreations.ca/3D/mobius_camera_rig.html. It was an accidental on line find. My intent was to research a way to use 2 cameras to create 3D video. He had used a device that he created called a multi camera panoramic video rig. It was a cluster of inexpensive Mobius HD 1080p key chain cameras that were mounted and pointed at various angles. The rig used a total of…

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Uploading 360 degree video to Youtube

Uploading 360 degree video to Youtube

Uploading video to Youtube is pretty straightforward. Uploading 360 degree video will require that your source video file has the needed metadata embedded in it so it can be rendered correctly. Youtube has provided steps on how to do this here, https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6178631?hl=en. The steps are not difficult to follow and it’s worth looking through them before attempting it. I’ve got a unique situation. The Kogeto doesn’t shoot a full spherical 360 degree view. Rather, it shoots a 360 degree turret…

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Create and Process 360 degree video for Youtube

Create and Process 360 degree video for Youtube

In this post I’m going to cover how to create 360 degree video and prepare it for uploading to Youtube. I’d like to cover SimpleCV, specificlly the functions of dewarping the video.  The video from Tinkernut made reference to this process.  You may find this link useful in the setup of SimpleCV, https://github.com/sightmachine/SimpleCV.  He based his work off of Kathrine Scott’s work.  She did an excellent write up on the process, http://www.kscottz.com/dewarped-panoramic-images-from-a-raspberrypi-camera-module/.  The big caviaut is that video is captured…

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360 Video and Metadata

360 Video and Metadata

Introduction One of the more enjoyable things I like to do besides tinkering with electronics, computers, or programming is trail riding with my mountain bike. The trail system here in Seattle and King County is extensive and I still haven’t seen it all, even after many years of riding. One of the things that I had started doing early on was capturing the scenery with an action camera. My first camera was a modest 480p bullet camera that doubled as…

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