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Samsung Gear 360 camera, 2017 version
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    Samsung’s New Gear 360 Introduces True 4K Video 360-Degree Content Capture

    Updated Design, 15MP Photos and Live Stream Capability Make VR and 360 More Accessible and Easier to Share

    Samsung Electronics America Inc. today announced a new Samsung Gear 360, a 4K resolution 360-degree camera, expanding Samsung’s overall virtual reality ecosystem. The new Gear 360 offers enhanced features for producing high-quality content, including a streamlined workflow. Gear 360 is lightweight and compact, with a refined and accessible design to enable everyone to capture life as it happens.

    “As consumers turn more to video to share their experiences, we want to deliver accessible and innovative products to make digital content easier to create, share and stream. The Gear 360 is no exception,” said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The updated Gear 360 continues to expand the horizons of what consumers can experience and share.”

    Enhanced Features for High-Quality 360 Content Creation

    For the first time, the Gear 360 offers video recording at up to 4K resolution, letting consumers capture and share moments with friends and family. Equipped with 8.4-megapixel image sensors, the Gear 360 can also capture 15MP high resolution images.

    When paired with the Gear 360 application, users can control the camera remotely as well as stitch, edit and share content on the go. Whether creating a 360-degree video or still image, users can access various viewing modes, and editing tools to use on their own content.

    Always Stay Connected with 360 Social Live Broadcast

    Gear 360 introduces real-time content sharing. When Gear 360 is paired with a compatible smartphone, the new device lets users share their moments at 2K resolution to platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Samsung VR*.

    Expanded Compatibility for More 360 Experiences

    Gear 360 is compatible with a selection of third-party accessories through the universal mount on the base of the device. The latest edition of Gear 360 is compatible with Samsung flagship devices including the newly released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge. Gear 360 offers greater compatibility with iOS devices and Windows®/Mac® computers.

    Samsung VR viewing recommended on mobile app or desktop

    Samsung Gear 360 (2017) Product Specifications

    • Two CMOS 8.4-megapixel fish-eye cameras
    • Image Processor - DRIMe5s
    • Dual Lens - 4096x2048 (24fps)
    • Image - JPEG
    • Dual Lens stills resolution: 15MP
    • Video - MP4 (H.265)
    • Audio Codec: ACC
    • Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
    • Memory microSD card (Up to 256GB) – sold separately
    • Video, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video, Landscape HDR
    • IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
    • Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
    • Wi-Fi Direct
    • Bluetooth v4.1
    • USB 2.0 (Type-C)
    • Dimension 100.6x46.3x45.1 mm
    • Weight 130g
    • Battery 1,160mAh Li-ion
    • Compatibility Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge, *Android 5.0 or later, iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, *iOS 10.0 or later, Windows, macOS
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  • I actually bought it off someone in Craig's List for $100 unopened (I do wish I had something like the Insta360 Pro for the added resolution). I figured it would be a way to fool around with 360 videos. It's fairly simple to use. You can either use the stitching software that goes with it for your computer or just use the app on the phone. If you are using the phone to view the footage live while you shoot, you might as well stitch using the phone as well. Once your done shooting a 360 video, hit save on the phone and the video will be transferred to your phone all stitched up. That's it. That can take a while for longer clips. Now you'll be able to edit it on any software program like you would any other video file. Once you have an edited piece, you then use a program to inject metadata onto the video that tells YouTube that it's a 360 video. Also fairly simple. You just tell the program what file you want to use and then say where you want the new file to go. If you upload the stitched file directly to YouTube, you don't have to inject metadata. It's when you edit the videos together unless the editing software does it already.

    First event video I shot with it.

    I used Smart Renderer 5 to edit and did not color grade. It's showing 1440s. It should be in 4K soon since the file I uploaded was in 4K.

    For people who want to shoot a 360 video on a tripod. Remove the handle or put it in the down position of your able to. The less it's in the shot, the better. For the tripod I used, the handle isn't able to get out of the way unfortunately.

  • Day 2. Much more crowded.