I’ve lost count on the number of panoramic solutions for the iPhone coming to market now and was surprised to see yet another Kickstarter project spring into life (with coverage on engadet). The project from Kogeto, mostly known for their educational 360° cameras, have launched the dot360. On the face of it, it looks like a nice simple solution to capturing immersive video using the iPhone 4. However, some of you may recognise the lens attachment as the same (or similar) to that on the Sony Bloggie.
So, how hard would be to mod the Sony Bloggies lens on to the iPhone 4? Not hard at all as shown below. All you need to get it working is little blue tack and a GLIF (second image)
The footage is recorded as a doughnut within the confines of the iPhone’s 720 mode. Given the spherical dimensions, the final output will be similar to the forthcoming GoPano Micro (The GoPano micro will cost around $88 and you can also use the iPhone’s screen to frame the shot unlike the blind shooting of the dot360).
Kogeto will be launching an iOS app that will then transform the captured doughnut into the appropriate immersive experience in the future. To get around this, I’ve transformed the video using the Pan-Pro Video Publisher and put it below for you to have a look.