Check It Out! In this episode we will be flying the SJCAM 360+ camera on the 3DR Solo for the first time!
Here is the link to the 360deg version of the flight: youtu.be/9erHu5vWWaI
Best 360 Deg Editor: ift.tt/2ujPCLJ
Amazing SJCAM 360+: ift.tt/2kNG44x
Heads Up Flight Display: ift.tt/2kNWBoj
Important Note: When I mounted this camera on the Solo it was mounted horizontally (one lens facing down, the other up) so it would fit underneath the Solo without leg modification, this was a bad idea. While the PC (there is also a Mac version too) transcoding program allows for this orientation it expects that the camera will remain “still” in that plane of view. However it obviously can not so the vibration created stitching issues between the two cameras (in effect this camera is really two see unboxing video: youtu.be/zqsgtSJ5GRQ ) and the transcoding/stitching software joins the two images. So by mounting the camera vertically (even if upside down) the stitching planes of the two cameras will remain matched because they will move together and you will get better results.
Depth of field note: A lot of folks ask about the softness of the image, in other words the distance is out of focus or “soft” and the simplified explanation for this is because of the “depth of field” or what is more commonly understood as F-Stop. As a high f-stop means that most of objects in frame no matter the distance will remain “in” focus, however with a 360 degree camera, to achieve the affect the lens provide an incredibly low “effective” F-Stop meaning things closer to the camera will be in focus and those further away start to progressively blur which is referred to as “bokeh” effect. It like you can your cake, you just can’t eat it
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