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Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera!

 
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Oct 14, 2011 17:11 |  #1

I did a search and didnt find anything on it, but thought it was cool,

http://jonaspfeil.de/b​allcamera (external link)

The video shows how it works and it looks pretty awesome!




  
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Oct 15, 2011 00:12 |  #2

Pretty cool if you don't like image quality :confused:


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Oct 15, 2011 10:26 |  #3

http://www.thepostgame​.com …onize-how-we-watch-sports (external link)

I just saw it on Yahoo! Amazing. The computer puts all the different captures into one seemless 36 camera file. It's truly fun to see.


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Oct 15, 2011 10:39 |  #4

It'd be fun to fool around with.




  
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Oct 15, 2011 20:18 |  #5

SimpleJack wrote in post #13253042 (external link)
Pretty cool if you don't like image quality :confused:

They seem to be trying to find funding to back their concept, so I imagine that with a little venture capital injected into the mix the quality will improve remarkably.




  
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Oct 16, 2011 18:38 |  #6

I would buy one if they are affordable. Looks more like a toy then something to take professional images with


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Oct 18, 2011 12:55 |  #7

It's pretty clear that each shot is exposed individually, rather than an average of what all of them are seeing. There's also a great deal of stitching errors, so a better 360* software should certainly be looked at.

That said, it's a unique idea and could easily go somewhere if it received proper support.


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Oct 18, 2011 13:39 |  #8

I don't see this going anywhere. How do you market a ball-camera that shoots panos and nothing else? Very limited use.


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Oct 18, 2011 13:53 |  #9

Easy - you market it to teenagers and include a slingshot device so they can launch it a better distance. NERF does it with their completely fruitless products for ages 9-14... no reason why this couldn't be marketed toward young nerds who have an interest in the world around them and how technology can assist in its documentation.


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Oct 18, 2011 13:55 |  #10

CiM_Photography wrote in post #13268534 (external link)
Easy - you market it to teenagers and include a slingshot device so they can launch it a better distance. NERF does it with their completely fruitless products for ages 9-14... no reason why this couldn't be marketed toward young nerds who have an interest in the world around them and how technology can assist in its documentation.

What's your price point?


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Oct 18, 2011 14:09 |  #11

Cool. If it's affordable and stitching improves, I'd definitely take one on vacation. That seems to be the obvious market. Another market would be real estate, wedding venue, conference space applications... perhaps web advertising. We've seen these panoramas before, but this could be affordable, easy to use technology that anyone could throw on the web...

Is the final a flash or quicktime file?


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Oct 18, 2011 14:11 |  #12

AngryCorgi wrote in post #13268542 (external link)
What's your price point?

$100-225, depending on if it's the consumer or pro-sumer model. Pro-sumer gets a pixel upgrade and comes in black.


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Oct 18, 2011 14:16 |  #13

Oh damn... the styrofoam robot cutter beats the panoball any day!


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Oct 18, 2011 14:26 |  #14

I don't know about you guys, but when I first saw this a few days ago, the FIRST thought I had was, 'wow, this would be a pretty INTERESTING military asset'. Think about it, you're behind a wall with your squad, you're not sure if there's an enemy positioned behind the wall or embankment. Take out the ball (with military grade-whateverness) and toss it in the air 15-25feet high. Develop some sort of mechanism that'll allow you to see the pictures taken very quickly. Advantage-you.


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Oct 18, 2011 14:31 |  #15

AHernandez wrote in post #13268702 (external link)
I don't know about you guys, but when I first saw this a few days ago, the FIRST thought I had was, 'wow, this would be a pretty INTERESTING military asset'. Think about it, you're behind a wall with your squad, you're not sure if there's an enemy positioned behind the wall or embankment. Take out the ball (with military grade-whateverness) and toss it in the air 15-25feet high. Develop some sort of mechanism that'll allow you to see the pictures taken very quickly. Advantage-you.

Enemy doesn't know your position... you throw something in the air and then... THUD... while you examine the image on your field laptop, scrolling 360 degrees... your enemy throws something back... BOOM... Enemy comes over, kicks around the camera ball and laughs.


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