360Hero – The GoPro Rig for panoramas and 360 video.


A pretty nifty looking little rig gives new life to your GoPro Hero2 or your nice new Hero3. With easy to use mounting and software to help you stitch it together, I’m pretty into this gimmicky awesome fun. I love a new creative use for the GoPro and I might have to grab a few more so I can try this out next time I’m shooting a concert, would be fun to find a way to have it bounce around the crowd giving a crazy perspective and being able to reframe and chose the ideal side of the shot with all that gooey resolution. I think it’s a bit pricy but if the software you get works well, then it might be worth it if you can find a good use.




Some details from OliviaTech:

Some bits on the video stitching software that 360 Heros uses:

  • PTGui has a solution however entails you to be a file management manager but does supply great results and most 360 video today is using this method.
  • Kolor also has another solution. Drag and drop in your 6 video files, choose your start and stop video sequence and walk away. The software then slices each video frame by frame and builds the MP4 file on the fly plus you can create separate JPG files to import and image sequences.
  • Video-Stitch also has a GPU solution which is extremely fast and works in either batch or GUI interface mode. Here you set the stitch in PTGui then Video-Stitch converts the template and generates extremely fast interactive 360 video.
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.