User Posts: The 360 Guy

Are you looking for a VR headset specifically for watching 360 videos? One of the most popular uses of VR headsets is to watch 360 videos and look around as if ...


GoPro and Ricoh are two tech companies that have embraced the potential of 360 video and VR. The GoPro Fusion (available here) and Ricoh Theta V (available ...


One of the best things about action cams is that you can safely take them underwater, film some great footage, and not worry that they will break. I'm sure we ...


Insta360 has announced the second generation of its popular professional camera, the Insta360 Pro. The Insta360 Pro 2 will retain similar design and ...


With the recent announcement that a second version of the Insta360 Pro is in the works, it's probably a good time to see exactly what's changed compared to the ...


When I first heard about the Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere, I wrote it off as yet another Chinese clone that would probably not even work. How wrong I was. Xiaomi is ...


HumanEyes, the creators of the pro-sumer Vuze and Vuze + cameras, have just announced a new camera in their line-up - the Vuze XR. The camera is available to ...


Everyone loves a bargain, and not everyone can afford the most expensive kit. Shooting in 360 used to be a very expensive affair, but now there are over a ...


PTGui is one of the most popular programs for stitching 360 photos; I've been using it for the past year or so to create virtual tours using a DSLR and ...


Are you looking for a 360 photographer to create a virtual tour of your business? I've been shooting professional VR tours for the past two years while also ...

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    The 360 Guy 28th November 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Mi Sphere isn’t nearly as good for video. Photos can be better though

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    The 360 Guy 28th November 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Hard to say. Both are good for skiing. Maybe the One X for slightly better app and photos

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    The 360 Guy 28th November 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Probably at least a GB, maybe a bit more. I don’t think LOG mode takes up more

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    The 360 Guy 28th November 2018 at 10:08 pm


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    The 360 Guy 22nd October 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Stitch with PTGUI and upload to Kuula for simple tour!

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    The 360 Guy 17th September 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Yes they do! There was some confusion and miscommunication from Xiaomi when it was first released.

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    The 360 Guy 26th June 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Yeah, the Theta V or Mi Sphere are better for photos!

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    The 360 Guy 26th June 2018 at 3:07 pm

    I created animations in Adobe After Effects and put them into premiere pro where I edited the tour

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    The 360 Guy 26th June 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Either the VIRB 360 would be good for that and is uses GoPro mounts

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    The 360 Guy 13th June 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Either the Mi Sphere or Theta V. These both have bracketing features which is pretty important.

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    The 360 Guy 12th June 2018 at 1:56 am

    My laptop is very basic and it handled it OK. There were a few occasions where it froze, and the rendering could take a while, but updates have improved it a lot.

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    The 360 Guy 6th June 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Probably the Mi Sphere if you are more interested in photos and Insta360 One for video

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    The 360 Guy 24th May 2018 at 1:11 am

    Sure. Please contact me via instagram or email and I’m sure I can arrange somthing

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    The 360 Guy 16th May 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Yeah, it’s the rig that controls them so using a new hero 4 should be fine!

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    The 360 Guy 16th May 2018 at 10:26 pm

    It will depend on the envirnment, however it’s designed to work with a power dock so it should be fine for a good while.

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    The 360 Guy 16th May 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Yes you can just use one lens, however the quality is quite low.

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    The 360 Guy 16th May 2018 at 10:25 pm

    True but it’s severely limited compared to the Rylo!

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    The 360 Guy 13th May 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Yes, that SD card does work for 360 video!

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    The 360 Guy 26th March 2018 at 12:35 pm

    They are all 4K now thanks to a software upgrade, but the different isn’t huge regardless.

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    The 360 Guy 26th March 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Original Gear 360 is still great, but lacks dynamic range

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    The 360 Guy 5th March 2018 at 10:48 am

    No, only with the Rylo

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    The 360 Guy 5th March 2018 at 10:46 am

    I think the Theta V would be better for real estate if you want mostly videos.

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    The 360 Guy 16th February 2018 at 7:08 pm

    No limitations other than battery and memory

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    The 360 Guy 24th January 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Yes, that’s also a pretty good camera and very cheap too! Just lacks some options that the other cameras have.

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    The 360 Guy 16th October 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I don’t have the Yi360 yet, but compared to the Theta V the Mi sphere is superior for photos, but worse for video

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    The 360 Guy 16th October 2017 at 2:03 am

    The VIRB is best for video, but the Mi Sphere is much better for photo.

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    The 360 Guy 26th September 2017 at 2:33 pm

    When the Garmin first came out it wasn’t that great, but after several software updates it’s the best 360 camera for video

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    The 360 Guy 28th August 2017 at 12:08 am

    If you don’t need the waterproof or protective shell on the Fly 4K, the Mi Sphere is the better option

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    The 360 Guy 26th August 2017 at 2:05 am

    he only camera I can think of that matched your recommendations is the VIRB 360.

    See more info here:

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    The 360 Guy 26th August 2017 at 2:04 am

    Probably the Xiaomi Mi Sphere right now

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    The 360 Guy 26th August 2017 at 2:03 am

    I’ll get right on that soon – I’ve got a few new 360 camera to review first! 🙂

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    The 360 Guy 26th August 2017 at 2:03 am

    I’ve heard of AVP, I’ll have to learn it myself!

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    The 360 Guy 13th August 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Sure, I’ll be sure to make a post about that soon!

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    The 360 Guy 29th July 2017 at 7:51 pm

    For livestreaming 4K is enough. Not many people are going to have the internet speed to stream any higher. However if you want to create video for VR headsets then you need higher than 4K.

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    The 360 Guy 13th July 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I used the 2016 version to upload to street view and it worked perfectly. Haven’t tried the 2017 version yet but I do know the resolution is different. As long as it’s in equirectangular format it should work.

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    The 360 Guy 13th July 2017 at 5:17 pm

    If you want professional quality 360 photos you need to use a DSLR with a fish eye lens and panoramaic head. Most all in one 360 cameras can’t take great photos unless you spend thousands!

  37. Daniel 18th January 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I’m afraid you can’t stitch videos from the Gear 360 automatically without using the Action Director. I think there are some plugins for Adobe After Effects, but that still required some manual actions. Why don’t you want to use Action Director?

  38. Daniel 5th December 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Glad my tips were useful! I agree that static video is probably best for 360 video, at least until you can stabilise the camera.

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    Daniel 3rd December 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Yes I’d say the SC is worth it. If you use the search bar on the side of this website and search for theta sc, you’ll find a comparison between that and the normal Theta.

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    Daniel 21st November 2016 at 10:24 am

    Have you considered the insta360 4k?

    Should meet all of your requirements!

  41. Daniel 3rd November 2016 at 12:48 am

    Hi Peter.

    i don’t recall the actual product name, however the ‘tripod’ is actually a light stand. Just search for studio light stand in amazon and it should come up (as well as some other similar ones).


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    Daniel 26th September 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve not had any issues with overheating as of yet, although I’ve only used the camera in 10-15 minute bursts at maximum. I’ve heard that more than 30 mins the camera will heat up, but that’s the same with almost all digital cameras and phones cameras too.

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    Daniel 15th August 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Check out the Samsung Gear 360, which is the best 369 camera out at the moment and still cheaper than the bublcam.

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    Daniel 20th May 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Ah yes, hadn’t noticed that. I would suggest waiting till Samsung reveals the UK price, these guys could just be taking advantage.