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    Patrick Hayes
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    I’m very new to 360 video and I hope I’m not starting a thread or topic that is active somewhere else. Did a search and could not find similar.

    My interest and concern is that I have a limited budget of about $1000 to purchase a rig for 360 video. I’ve explored what looks like only the surface of the topic and I’m reading all I can to build out my vocabulary and knowledge on it. I am a professional freelance content producer and would like to present 360 video as an option for production.

    So back to the $1000 and the gear options out there. It looks to me that these are the highest quality contenders (4k is desired) for this price. The first two aren’t available until later this year. They all appear to be user friendly, plug and play affairs.

    Samsung Gear 360 – http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-360/ – estimated to cost $350
    Vuze – http://vuze.camera – estimated cost $800
    Kodak SV360 4k Pro pack – https://store.mypixpro.com/?route=product/product&path=70&product_id=76
    $900

    So any experience with these cameras? Would I be better blowing my budget on one of the numerous GoPro rigs out there? That said, by blow, by only a couple of extra hundred dollars. Would have to purchase GoPro cams as well.

    Eventually, after testing the waters with a starter cam, I’ll look toward more expensive options but I’m kind of stuck with this budget for now…

    Thanks for any help you might provide! What a great forum!

    Patrick

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    Wan Jing
    Wan Jing
    Forum Member

    Same question here! Hope some pro can give some advise. Thanks

    #9939
    Luke Albers
    Luke Albers
    IVRPA Sponsor Member

    You might consider using one of our mounts that is designed to work with either GoPros or similar action cameras. You can use cheaper action cameras like the SJ4000 or Xiamoi Yi. If you shop around, you could have a complete rig with 6 cameras for under $600.

    I personally started the same way, using 4K-capable SJCam knockoffs from aliexpress.

    http://store.svr360.net

    http://www.svr360.net

    #9944

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    IVRPA maintains list of 360° video cameras, resources, and tutorials here –

    http://ivrpa.org/about-ivrpa/360-vr-photography-360-video-resources/#360_Video_Virtual_Reality

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
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    #10162
    Michael
    Michael
    Forum Member

    If you use an unsynchronized rig (genlock), I recommend a 2 cam solution such as the one from Kodak. Less cams, less errors.

    Michael

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    Eugenio Saravo
    Eugenio Saravo
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    From what I’ve seen on the internet the samsung gear 360 produces a way better image than the kodak rig. Evan DevinSupertramp has used it in one of its videos. If you want to see it here’s the link: https://youtu.be/HsuWu_70PU4

    To see more videos have a look at our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF-L8ccf_hQQ1RRP-M92Z5Q

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