If you’d like to be able to capture 360-degree video using cheap materials and without spending several thousands dollars on a custom video rig, this clever hack will have you video taping panoramas in no time.
A clever reader at Hack a Day wrote in and shared his 360-degree video rig and included links to two sample videos. The device is constructed of little more than some basic hardware store parts like a threaded rod, a mirrored light bulb, and a small sheet of glass. Although he didn’t include the price, it couldn’t have cost more than $US20-30 to construct, if that.
Check out the link below to read more about his setup. Note: The video isn’t static, you have to grab it with your mouse and slide your view around to really get the full panoramic effect.
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360 Degree Video for Next to Nothing [Hack a Day]