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The best 360 camera for VR?

Which one is the best 360 camera – and yet affordable for journalists? That is not easy to tell, if you just see some footage on YouTube. The head of Immersive Media at Facebook, Eric Cheng, published a 360° video comparison of 11 VR cameras he had recorded in multiple sessions on the Facebook campus. You can spot him on most of his footage (marked with the red circle). His selection is including Z CAM S1, Garmin VIRB 360, Insta360 ONE, Xiaomi MiJia Sphere, Samsung Gear 360 (2017) and the older, yet still available 2015 model of the Samsung Gear 360. He also attached some other models, which I will leave out.

So, which is the best 360 camera? I had a closer look at some of the crucial hotspots (marked red in the above picture)  in his material and analysed it further. That photo is a full view in rectangular of the full 360 frame, which you normally see folded in a globe view. Here are my findings on the 360 cameras,…

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Journalist Heatmap for MoJo, 360 and VR

I have started a map of all VR, AR and MoJo journalism pioneers worldwide. Everybody of the community can put him/herself on the map where they live or work. Please be invited to mark your spot.

Ich habe eine Übersichtskarte für innovativen Journalismus gestartet, auf die sich jede/r eintragen kann, mit seiner Heim- oder Arbeits-Adresse. Bitte reserviert Euch Euren Platz.

The link for the journalist heatmap is at the end of the article. Journalist Heatmap for MoJo, 360 and VR weiterlesen

Sound is paramount – Audio for Mojo

Audio is often an uncherished child of videomakers – so it is for #Mojo mobile journalists. Usually it is because most of their gear doesn’t have much option to manipulate or optimise the settings. But let’s talk openly – more often they don’t care much about. And although they tend to spend quite a lot of money for their newest iPhone or DSLR with big rigs, the microphones (if they spend money for that) seem to be rather “on the small side”.  They buy a cheap €50 Lavelier mic or a top-mounted Shot-Gun-type mic with a flash-shoe and aim from a distance at their object. To be honest  – that’s nonsense.

I made some visualisation of equipment performances. And there are some surprising results. Sound is paramount – Audio for Mojo weiterlesen