Last weekend I brought along my LG 360 Cam to record a short segment at my weekly program with Susie Elelman at the 2GB studios in Pyrmont, Sydney.
The LG 360 Cam is a great example of the simple, well designed commodity end of the 360 recording market. I picked it up for US$199 at an AT & T store while in Anaheim, California.
One reason I like the LG version of a 360 Cam is its ultra portability. I would slide it in my pocket for safekeeping while out on my travels, with its lenses protected by a hard plastic cover. It was then a cinch to take it out and snap shots.
The 360 Cam has a power button and a trigger button. I recommend not taking any shots straight from the 360 Cam but using the app to remotely record or snap your environment.
Once you download the video to your phone, you can upload directly to Youtube, as it already has the 360 metadata already injected so that Youtube recognises it and displays it as a 360 video on its platform.
I’ve seen alot of 360 shots done with the 360 Cam with thumbs taking up inordinate amounts of visual space. So while I was out, I would use a novel, but publicly weird, method. I’d fire up the app, reverse the cover as a stand and hold it on my head for stability.
I haven’t put up any of the shots I’ve done like this yet but I will in the near future. In the meantime, fire up your Youtube app and you can check out the full dimensions of the 2GB studios by simply moving your phone around. You can see me on one side, and Susie on the other – making it an interesting way to see either side of the two-way conversation we’re having.
I’ll be sure to use it again in the studio – perhaps this weekend to do a review where I can show the product directly the camera while chatting to my co host Susie. Look out for that in the next few days.
Until next time!