360 is the next generation in videography and still photo capture. It uses specialised cameras featuring dual back-to back lens’ which, as the name suggests, captures an image in 360 degrees around the camera.
|Recommended Ages||10+ years|
|Where to Purchase||Most camera stores such as Camera House or Ted's Cameras|
Tips for shooting with the Nikon Keymission 360
Stitching 360 photos taken with the Samsung Gear 360 - using Samsung Gear 360 ActionDirector software (Windows)
360 Example Photos:
- Using 360 video in Unity as part of their Wajin project
360 Video cannot typically be edited or compressed using any video software as it contains metadata to inform players about the specifics of the 360 degree sphere format. When using an unsupported editor, they can strip out this metadata and flatten the video.
- Use the following HandBrake 360 Camera Compression Presets to keep 360 metadata
Samsung Gear 360
This is an inexpensive 360 camera, however is no longer recommended by State Library as support for the product by Samsung is almost non-existent. The software for the camera has not been updated and users have reported issues with the latest versions of Android, iOS and Windows.
You can find the Windows and Mac software on Samsungs support site
State Library has kits of this item available for loan to libraries within the Regional Libraries Queensland and Indigenous Knowledge Centres network. Libraries can place a reservation through the Aurora catalogue (availability is subject to existing reservations, loans and associated return dates).
The kits are for use by patrons within the library only, as part of supervised library programming. They will not be listed in the public online catalogue for personal reservation.
Please contact Access Services, or phone 07 3842 9014 with any queries.
Kits available include the Nikon Keymission 360 cameras or the Samsung Gear 360 cameras.
Manuals for the 2 models are available for download: Samsung Gear 360 Nikon Keymission 360