Christian Stüben wrote:
Hmm, maybe i am wrong, but in the early days of quicktime vr, havenÂ´t there been many cameras with similar technology? One or more cameras, mirrors (plane or spherical), and a resulting 360 degree photo or movie?
The point is: parabolic mirrors donÂ´t work as good as flat mirrors. Of course you can mount 6 DSLRs with fisheye lenses to a rig which shoots a full sphere in one shot . . . or 6 GoPros doing the same (but the image-quality is a bit . . well . .
So i guess 4 cameras of acceptable quality and 4 excellent flat mirrors might be a good solution - and provide acceptable movie-quality also.
but nadir and much larger zenith... fullspherical panos are difficult too...
did you see the new gen of gopro 3 black edition?
4K video, fullHD with up to 120fps and lower res. up to 240 fps.
10still images per second in endlessloop, 12megapixel resolution, burst mode with 30images per second.
and image quality is getting better:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A3PDXmYoF5U
f2.8 glass lens now standard and manual whitebalance is possible
specs eng.: http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero3-black-edition#specs
specs german: http://www.camforpro.com/GoPro-HERO3-Black-Edition_detail_499.html
fov: 150°; 127°; 90° @ 1080p