Some innovative ideas and technologies have made the year 2016 so special and development of 360 video recording is one of them. May be you also want to record your own 360 videos. And to do so you just need some accessories or hardware which are able to record 360 videos. You also need a suitable software installed on your iPhone which will connect your iPhone with the 360 video recorder. In this article we will first discuss about the accessories and then the software and their pros and cons.
Accessories For Making 360 Videos
Though an iPhone has many features but the truth is, it’s not able to record 360 videos by itself. You need to add some additional accessories with it to record 360 videos. You will find a lot of gadgets in the market which will do this job. Here are some popular accessories that you can use with your iPhone to record your video.
If you are a social media like Facebook or twitter user, you must have noticed a number of 360 videos appearing on your timeline. And now with the help of Insta360 Nano you can capture your own 360 videos and take a test of new technology. Insta360 Nano is a small 360-degree camera which easily fit with your iPhone 6 or 6s and use its screen to frame the video. But remember it only fit with 6, 6s, 6 plus and 6s plus. Any other smaller version of iPhone like 5 aren’t right fit for it.
Many of you may have become disappointed when I first discussed about Insta360 Nano. Don’t worry who of you have iPhone 5, 5s, 4s or even 4 can now capture 360 videos with Kogeto Dot. Kogeto Dot is a simple gadget with a plastic lens which allow you to capture 360 videos. Though its video quality is not as good as professional level but it will be fun to capture 360 videos of concert, sports contest and parties. You just have to place the Kogeto Dot on the back of your phone to capture videos. Another important thing is while you capture videos, you have to keep your lens downward and be careful about your finders it can disturb your videos.
GoPano Micro is the miniature version of GoPano lens. These were made only for iPhone 4 and 4s. It allows you to capture 360 panoramic videos. The only thing you have to do is to place your device into a custom designed case which comes with the lens. Then you download GoPano app and start shooting. The case is designed in such a way that you can record videos perfectly even if you hold the phone vertically. The biggest problem of GoPano Micro is, while you plug the lens with the device it isn’t secure enough. A slight shake can dislocate the lens. That’s why it’s not suggested to capture videos in a crowded place.
Apps For Capturing 360 Videos
You will find many 360 video recorder apps on the app store. Here I’m just introducing you with some of them and their limitations and advantages.
It is a new iPhone app and was designed to create both 360 videos and photos. In this app you will find other user’s created contents and yours too of course. This app also gives you other facilities like you can directly share your 360 videos on any social site via a link. The most interesting thing is this app is totally free.
Fyuse is another app which does exactly the same things that Splash does except one thing. It can only create photos. With this app you can also share your contents on Facebook or twitter.
Now you know all basic things you need to capture 360 videos with your iPhone. You just have to choose which gadget and app is right fit for you.