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360-Degree Video Cameras

The Sphericam by Jeffry Martin Captures Real-Time Panoramic Footage

— January 24, 2013 — Art & Design
The Sphericam by Jeffry Martin, a designer based in Prague, is like a personal Google Street View car. Of course, on a much smaller scale. In fact, it fits perfectly in the palm of a hand. Taking three dimensional panoramic shots to a whole new level, it captures such views in real-time just like conducting a video chat over Skype--and just as easily.

Equipped with four synchronized video cameras, each using fisheye lenses, the Sphericam by Jeffry Martin allows people to capture and transmit full 360-degree, high-definition video from any location. It is capable of recording three hours of video at 25 frames per-second, the foot of which can be viewed simultaneous via the built-in monitor.
Trend Themes
1. 360-degree Video - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop immersive virtual reality experiences for entertainment, tourism, and real estate industries using 360-degree video technology.
2. Real-time Panoramic Footage - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create live event streaming platforms and remote collaboration tools that allow users to capture and share real-time panoramic footage for various applications like sports, concerts, and business conferences.
3. Fisheye Lens Cameras - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine fisheye lens cameras with artificial intelligence and computer vision technologies to develop advanced surveillance systems with wide-angle coverage for security and monitoring purposes.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize 360-degree video cameras to create immersive virtual reality gaming experiences and interactive movie theaters.
2. Tourism - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate 360-degree video cameras in travel agencies' marketing strategies to offer virtual tours of destinations, enhancing customers' pre-trip experiences.
3. Real Estate - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate 360-degree video cameras in real estate listings to enable remote property viewings for potential buyers, saving time and enhancing the decision-making process.
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