Dan Hume's Blog

The Dot iPhone Panorama Lens
January 31, 2012, 12:21 am
Filed under: Extended Major Project

It’s here! Finally you can shoot full 360° video straight on the iPhone. It doesn’t come cheap, but nonetheless it does exist meaning we are probably going to see more panoramic videos in the foreseeable future. 360° video is something I want to create for this project, because it now gives the audience the chance to explore the surrounds of a virtual environment. We’ve always watched films and Tv shows from one perspective that is controlled for us. This piece of kit will change that by allowing people to choose what they want to see.

Snap Dot onto your iPhone 4 / 4S, download our free Looker app, and instantly record fully immersive 360° videos right on your iPhone. Going to a concert? You can record the show and the audience. Heading out on a road trip? Leave Dot on the dashboard and record your highway adventures. No matter what you’re recording, Dot sees everything!

How does it work?

Kogeto’s compact and durable iCONIC lens works with the iPhone 4 / 4S HD video camera to capture full 360° video — all at once — without stitching frames together. Our unique catadioptric optical system is fully AR-coated for excellent color fidelity in all environments. Dot is a lightweight attachment that doesn’t require batteries or external power.

Click on the image below to check out their catalogue of dot videos!

With the ability to shoot 360 panorama video, you give the user the opportunity to explore a particular environment; therefore gaining external information of what they’ve just watched on a conventional video.


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