Introducing the 360-Degree Video Camera Ball

Kickstarter Take High-Definition, 360-Degree Video With The Sphericam Camera Ball

A couple of years ago in Prague I met some guy named Jeffrey Martin who’s among the world’s best panoramic photographers.

All through those times that he previously numerous weird hardware that took mostly panoramic photos but he’s since branched out to video, building his or her own options for capturing 360-degree scenes. The Sphericam is his invention plus it looks pretty amazing.

More costly units include more features topping out at $2, 000 for a unit with WiFi streaming and an enormous battery for field reporting.

Obviously this isn’t for the dabbler, but it’s still cool as possible have a device that essentially videos a whole environment at under a price of an entry-level DSLR.

The system takes 1280×1024 video using four 640×512 cameras with 170-degree fisheye lenses. It records directly onto an SD card (or via the network) and features a small monitor.

Jeffrey is performing the engineering in Prague and hopes to commercialize the technology after completing the Kickstarter. He’s off to an excellent start.