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.
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 360 cameras 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).
Kits available include the Nikon Keymission 360 cameras or the Samsung Gear 360 cameras.
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 Inclusive Communities, or phone 07 3842 9058 with any queries.