Panono: Panoramic View Camera

November 15, 2013

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Every photographer knows that it is really difficult to make panoramic photo. And it is impossible to make fully panoramic, 360 degrees photo with a single camera.
Jonas Pfeil is a computer engineer who graduated at Technische Universität Berlin. He invented a device that is able to create such fully panoramic photos. Panono has 36 cameras inside which are activated when the device reach top height. How does it happen? When you throw it upwards. Panono has the shape of a ball and there is no problem if you miss to catch it – the ball just bounces from the ground without significant damage.

After all photos are made the ball transfers them to special app where algorithm glues all images into one big, 72-megapixel, 360 degrees panoramic image.
“It turns out people want to photograph other people and with the current technology — with stitched panoramas — all [the images] are taken at different points in time. Stuff moves, especially people, so you can’t take pictures of the interesting stuff with that method. Here, you capture everything in one photo, and you don’t have to stand there for minutes to take all the images. Here, you capture everything in one photo, and you don’t have to stand there for minutes to take all the images.” Jonas said.

via: [mashable.com]

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