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No quote, the source is just a video of the camera in action. Not sure if it's "newsworthy", but it's definitely an interesting use of technology.

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And here's the homepage of the creator:
http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera

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Edited by lordikon - 10/18/11 at 12:51pm
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post #2 of 12
This would be absolutely awesome to throw up in the middle of a large concert crowd. That is if you could actually get the damn thing back and not have it stolen...

One of the only drawbacks I see is that it takes special software to view the images. So you wouldn't really be able to share the photos. They should make the viewer software free that way friends and family can download the viewer and enjoy the pics too.
Edited by Epitope - 10/18/11 at 1:00pm
    
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Wooow, I want one of those.
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me want....

No more worrying about video angles, you get 360 degree recording.

Perfect for catching police brutality
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Another article that I have been unable to find says 2 things:

1. These are not being mass produced for commercial sale.
2. The picture quality is about as good as throwing your cell phone in the air and taking a picture, as the cameras are the same type used in mobile devices.
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That's a whole big bunch of motion blur. This would go hand in hand with that software that clears up blurry images.
Actually i just looked at the video, the pics aren't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. You just don't want to spin the ball a whole lot when you throw it. I was thinking it was more of a toy, then something practical.
Edited by GuilT1 - 10/18/11 at 1:26pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GuilT1;15357781 
That's a whole big bunch of motion blur. This would go hand in hand with that software that clears up blurry images.
Actually i just looked at the video, the pics aren't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

So...like a weight loss clinic selling cupcakes and cheeseburgers?

"Here's your $5.00 panoramic camera ball. Here's your $250.00 blur reducing software"
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Meh, all of this 360 degree cameras are gimmicks, the whole fish eye effect just looks wrong.

If you want a panorama, do it the old fashion way, lots of pictures.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GuilT1;15357781 
That's a whole big bunch of motion blur. This would go hand in hand with that software that clears up blurry images.
Actually i just looked at the video, the pics aren't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. You just don't want to spin the ball a whole lot when you throw it. I was thinking it was more of a toy, then something practical.

I think it's intended to be tossed, not pitched like a major league baseball. A decent shutter speed should be able to compensate, I expect.
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris++;15357847 
Meh, all of this 360 degree cameras are gimmicks, the whole fish eye effect just looks wrong.

If you want a panorama, do it the old fashion way, lots of pictures.
o.O

"lots of pictures" is exactly what they are doing. It's only fisheye because they have the end result really zoomed out. Zoom it in more if you don't like the fisheye look.

Also, this thing is awesome. I want one, whenever they ARE produced commercially.
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