Upload 360 videos Youtube

What the Andoer Dual-lens 360°, Ricoh Theta S and Samsung Gear 360 have in common are the dual-lenses that allows you to film and upload 360-degree videos.  This give rise to a new perspective if drone aerial first person view

YouTube and Facebook now supports uploading and playback of 360° spherical videos. To watch 360° videos, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Internet Explorer on your computer. On mobile devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app for Android or iOS.

(Flipboard not compatible. Best viewed in youtube app directly by opening this link https://youtube.com/360)

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For an immersive experience, you can even watch 360° videos with a cardboard goggle attaching the YouTube Android app.

After a week of filming, we begin to discover that is just a few things to consider before creating the video.

  • Decide the best way to mount the camera without appearing to be holding a tripod or showing too much head (realizing you are being filmed no matter where you stood in 360).
  • What if you want to incorporate text on the video or include a logo, not knowing if your audience is looking front, back, sides, down or up.
  • Storyboarding and sequencing scenes in 360.  How do you you mix 2D and 360 footages.

The following 360 cameras are compatible with YouTube and are available today:
• Andoer Dual-lens 360° (budget $125 source: Nov 2016 camfere.com)
• Ricoh Theta S
• Samsung Gear 360

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For the best results, encode your video at a high resolution and according to YouTube’s advanced specifications. YouTube currently supports 360° videos with 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, or 60 frames per second. We recommend uploading 16:9 aspect ratio stitched videos in 4K (3840×2160) resolution as a loss of resolution is inevitable when playback in youtube 360. A 1080p video, when stretçhed and wrapped around the sphere will look like 480p.

When uploading your 360° video, don’t make edits to the video using the YouTube Video Editor and Enhancements tools on desktop or mobile. These tools don’t currently support 360° videos.

Before publishing, schedule the video for a later date and verify that the file has 360° playback enabled by watching the video on your device. It may take up to 30 minutes for 360° playback to be processed after uploading.

360° videos on a browser feature a pan button in the top left, and can be rotated using the WASD keys, so look for these features to confirm your video is in 360.

If you take the video straight out of the camera and try to upload it to Youtube, it’s not going to work properly. The video will upload and be available, but when you go to view it you’ll see a stereoscopic image–an odd-looking video of side-by-side circles, each showing the hemisphere captured by one of the two lenses.

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To make it work properly there are two steps you have to do before uploading it.

1. You will need to convert the image from stereoscopic view to an equirectangular one. That will combine the two hemispheres into a wide view with dimensions where the width is exactly double the height (otherwise known as a 2:1 aspect ratio). And the tops and bottoms of the frames will look strange and stretched. But when used in a specialized 360° player those stretched parts of the frame will fill out when you look up or down, wrapping around the sphere 360.

If you own the budget Andoer 360 camera, you can use the recommended unregistered Symax 360 software – Open Convertor, set Video Quality = High, Start.

2. In order to upload and playback a 360° video file, you’ll need to modify the metadata of the video file with an app or script before uploading.

Follow these instructions to install an app that will add the necessary metadata into a new file for you.

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  1. Download the 360 Video Metadata app for Mac or Windows recommended by YouTube
  2. Un-zip the file, then open the 360 Metadata Injector app. If you’re on a Mac, you may need to right-click the app and then click Open.
  3. You can also add the metadata using a Python script.
  4. Select the original or edited 360 video file
  5. Select the checkbox for My Video is Spherical (360) and click Inject Metadata. Do not select the “3D Top-bottom” checkbox. For more information, refer to upload instructions for virtual reality videos.
  6. Save the file that will be created suffix with “injected.mp4”.
  7. Save the file. A new file will be created automatically in the same location as the original file.
  8. Upload the new injected file to YouTube.
  9. Wait for the 360° conversion to process. This may take up to 30 minutes for a 7 minutes video.

Tip: Andoer Dual-lens 360° 960p on Premiere Pro, follow 1920x 960 size, h.264

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XK A600 DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver

XK A600 with 6G is a 6-axis gyro DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver single-engine, high-wing, propeller-driven airplane. Notably the DHC-2 was designed as a short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft, widely adopted by armed forces as a utility aircraft.  XK brings the model A-600 to life with this fun RC electric model of the DHC-2, with 10 minutes of flight time, on an attractive orange and white paint scheme.  ■ dronemission.com

Market Segment
Beginners, Park Flyers, Ready To Fly, Collectors, Budget $78 (source: GearBest Oct 2016)

What To Expect If This Your First Flight

You can easily spend 15 minutes on each flight, setting up and flying. The actual flight may last 8-10 minutes. On a Mode 2 radio transmitter, throttle stick is on the left.

Power on your radio transmitter first, make sure your throttle stick is at the lowest point.  Check to make sure all your switches are up (position 0). Connect your battery to your plane, lay the plane flat on a hard surface immediately. This will allow the plane to self-level the gyroscope.

Once you have successfully bind with the radio, the sticks come to live.

Practice taking off and landing on a runway using a flight simulator, this will help you tremendously with your final approach.  Use rudder to keep the plane in a straight line and use throttle to control your rate of descent.  Keep in mind the throttle is mixed with the elevator.  More throttle will ascend this plane.  I take-off with 6G but usually find it easier to land in 3d mode on the final approach, because of the mixed-in elevator and throttle

Flight Characteristics

There are two flight modes, Stabilize (6G) and Aerobatics (3D).  You change the modes by pressing down on the aileron right stick.  Since it uses the Futaba® Radio Control Systems, you can easily use a compatible radio transmitter as a substitute.  No mixing is needed, as they are programmed into the flight controller.

You can loop, fly inverted and roll with ease in 3D mode but yet the gyro will keep it locked on course and compensate for any wind.

In 6G mode, the A-600 has it aileron and rudder pre-mixed to provide a smooth and gentle coordinated turn.   Adding more rudder will give you a very sharp turn. When you throttle up, the elevator pitches up gently to ascend, therefore you may find yourself needing to pitch down just a little during landing, as you will need some speed to prevent it from stalling while landing.  Your challenge is to keep the speed as constant as possible and descending as slow as possible without stalling.

In 6G it will not let you exceed 45 degrees angle to perform any aerobatics.

The A-600 handles 10 mph winds well, which allows you to hover in the air for an extended period of time or even fly backwards.

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Similar Models

Users have considered these 2016 alternatives: XK A1200, E-Flite Ultra Micro Carbon Cub

Factory Specifications
Model: A600
Material: EPS
Motor: High performance 1404 brushless motor
Flying Time: Approx 10min
Battery: 7.4V 300mAh 25C Li-Po
Charging Time: 30-60min
Control Distance: 80 – 100 meters
Rotor Diamater: 25cm
Length: 23.3cm
Height: 7.7cm
Flying Weight: 90g
Futaba® Radio Control Systems

1: Aileron
2: Elevator
3: Throttle
4: Rudder
5: Gear
6: Flap
7: Aux 1

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Xk A600 categorized as a entry level RC Plane, durable, and aerobatic.  In terms of ranking, we would say it is in the top 3 budget favorites in this category as recorded Oct 2016.  A positive recommendation for dealers.  An update to follow.   (Current Picks dronemission.com/top5).

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Mobius Mini Camera

Mobius Mini at 27 grams is a major achievement, filming at 1080p 60fps with an amazingly low latency for FPV.  You can almost add this mobiusmini camera to any 150 size quadcopter or 800mm airplane.  We took it for a test flight, compare it with the FireflyQ6, unbox it and review the design.

Wow…  MobiusMini has a very low latency! had a good flight with the mini and have included the latency test results. Says a fraction of a thousandth of a second, subject to your own interpretation. See for yourself and pause your screen to subtract. A snapshot is a frame in time, regardless of what you are viewing with.

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Mobius Mini weighing 27 grams

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Notes: because the power and record buttons are on opposite sides, I am finding myself accidentally setting it to recovery mode, which then makes the camera not turn on, until you reset it with a pin or paperclip.

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In terms of ranking, I would say it is in the top 5 favorites during this release recorded September 2016.  An update to follow.  (Current Picks dronemission.com/top5).

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HAWK-EYE Firefly 7S with 2-inch LCD

HAWK-EYE Aerial Video Technology is known for it’s ultra vivid cameras with GYRO image stabilization. The Firefly 7S 4K FPV action sports camera camcorder is the latest entry into the market with a 2 inch LCD screen. This comes as a nice surprise, following suit the recent Mobius-looking Q6 camera that is taking the market by storm this month. With the LCD screen, it allows you to see what you are filming; at times you only get one chance on a shot, and not seeing what you are filming, can be a  disappointment if you missed that only shot.

HAWK-EYE Aerial Video Technology series of cameras took the challenge to GoPro with a third of the price, putting GoPro in a tough spot. This round, a new challenger to it’s rival, Git2.  ■ by dronemission.com

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What caught our attention

  • With a bigger 2 inches LCD screen with real-time playback preview Camera
  • Remote Start and Stop recording using receiver (option)
  • HDMI Output
  • High video resolution 2160p@24fps
  • GYRO image stabilization
  • Auto power on and gracefully turns off after your aircraft battery is powered off !
  • Compatible with GoPro gimbals, battery and waterproof case

 

User Segment
Camera Enthusiast, FPV Ready, Budget (Aug 2016 source: GearBest)

What To Expect If This Your First

HAWK-EYE Aerial Video cameras are designed for First Person View (FPV). The 7S comes with an Audio Video out voltage converter cable. This allows you to connect to a video transmitter and begin receiving live video on your FPV goggles or monitors.

The menu system is simple and easy to use. Hawk-Eye has a clear understanding of usability, keeping the functions organized and reachable when needed.

Similar Models

Users have considered these 2016 alternatives: Git2

Factory Specifications

  • Brand Name: Hawekye
  • Model: Firefly 7S
  • Image Sensor: SONY 12 Mega pixels COMS Sensor
  • Photo Resolution: 12M
  • Video Resolution: 2160p@24fps(Quicktime player required),2.5K @30fps,1080P @60fps,1080P@30fps and 720p@120fps,720p@60fps
  • ISO adjustment: AUTO/100/200/400/800/1600
  • AV Output Format : PAL/ NTSC
  • Supports HDMI output
  • Supports max 32G TF card, Class 10
  • Supports WiFi
  • Video/photo format: MP4/JPG
  • Supports HDMI/ AV Output
  • Accessories: Compatible with Gopro gimbals, battery and waterproof case
  • Supports Wifi Share
  • Supports WIFI Real-time Playback Preview
  • Gyro Image Stabilization
  • View Angle Adjustable
  • Support Inverted Image Rotate 180 Degrees
  • Camera Size: 59(L) *21(W) *41(H) mm
  • LCD Size: 640(L)* 480(W)mm
  • OLED Size: 64*48mm
  • Lens: 7mm FOV 120°
  • Weight: 70g
  • Battery Capacity: 1000mA
  • Battery Life: One hour
  • Charge Port: 5V 1A
  • Color: Black, Siliver and Gold

 Optical Parameter

  • Diaphragm: F/2.8, 6 glasses
  • Angle: Horizontal 120 degree ; Diagonal 170 degree

 Mode:

  • Video; Photo; Time-lapse video; Time-lapse photo; 11 Burst Photo; Effect shooting; Night Mode photos

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In terms of ranking, I would say it is in the top 4 favorites during this release recorded Aug2016.  An update to follow.   (Current Picks dronemission.com/top5).

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Walkera Aibao Airbot

 

Walkera Aibao Airbot is the new generation of drone technology  incorporating games into radio control aircraft with what is pioneered by Walkera as Mixed Reality. This allows for pilots to actually fly their GPS drones into virtual funnel gates, besides using it as filming platform. ■ by dronemission.com

 

User Segment
Beginners, Park Flyers, Ready To Fly, Off the shelves, Collectors, Budget $469 (source: Aug 2016 Walkera)

Camera

Camera: 16M (4640*3480), 12M (4000*3000), 8M (3264*2448), 5M (2592*1944)
Video: mp4/mov: UHD (4096*2160p) 25 fps or (3840*2160p) 30 fps, FHD (1920*1080) 60 fps, HD (1280*720p) 120 fps.
Storage Supports: SD/SDHC/SDXC Micro SD

Factory Specifications
Quadcopter Size: 280
Features: Mix Reality (MR) Drone Experience, GPS
Flight Duration: 17 minutes
Pro Class Radio Transmitter: new F8 with gaming functions, 2.4 gHz and WIFI. 8 or 18 channels
Radio Range: 2 km
Games: WIFI
Video transmitter: 5.8 gHz, 200 mW (800m range)
Estimated Price: $400 range

Release date: Q4 2016, available at all retails, online stores, including Amazon.

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AOMWAY FPV 200mW 700TVL AV Transmitter

If you are looking for a quick way to view the world from the sky, the Aomway Mini video transmitter packs 200mW of ultra clean 5.8GHz power in a micro sized video/audio package integrated with a 700 TVL camera.  That’s right Plug N Play FPV! and at 19 grams!  ■ by dronemission.com

First Impression,  love the fact that it is plug and play.  Easy to use, just deciding how you want to power this FPV gear is the only challenge you may have or maybe not.  It comes pre-wired with a standard JST battery plug, allowing you to use any battery type, not limiting to AA or LiPo.

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User Segment
Beginners, Park Flyers, Plug N Play, Budget $52 (source: Aug 2016 Banggood)

What To Expect

The AOMWAY FPV 200mW 700TVL can get hot with a 3s LiPo.  We had tested it with a 2s and 3s LiPo with no issues. It did not broadcast any sound during our test.  The stock range at 200 mW is 1.2km and by changing the antennas on both ends, you can reached upto 3 km.  There seem to be distinctive vertical lines appearing on the broadcast.

Camera

The camera is a 700 TVL camera, with a 170 degree field of view.  The focus range 6 feet +, does not focus well at closeup.  See video for results.

Things you might need to know

  • Input voltage 6-28V
  • Powering plug is JST
  • Antenna connector is a SMA, if you use to use your own
  • Weight is 19g without the antenna

Similar Models

Users have considered these 2016 alternatives: Walkera iLook+, FX FX798T

Factory Specifications

Transmitter description:
5.8G FM AV sender
Power: 200mW 23DB
Frequency option:  32 Channel
Stereo sound, left/right track independant transmission
PAL/NTSC
Wide input voltage DC6-28V
With 5db omnidirection antenna

Camera description:
Video sensor: 1/3 CMOS
700 TVL
FOV:170 degree

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What we love about it

  • A quick and easy FPV gear to install.  Plug and FPV

What is essential we hope to see in the next version

  • A move to HD cameras while maintaining the latency

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Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat 1100mm

Lots of buzz about the Eleven Hobby Bearcat F8F recently.  The Bearcat has always been a favorite warbird but few models have been made for it.  Bearcat F8F is one of the best looking and famous wings that served the US Navy.  It was designed primarily as an interceptor-fighter and this model is docile yet commanding presence in the air. It arrived today, tight, protected and double boxed.  For those who are still guessing who is Eleven Hobby, their recent T-28 was very well received. It comes as no surprise to some, as Eleven Hobby shares it’s affiliation with FMS, a leading manufacturer of RC Planes.       ■ by dronemission.com

First Impression,  the Eleven Hobby Bearcat F8F asssembly was easy and fast, the cuts are precise and snugly fitted, bolt down the wings and horizontal stabiliser with 6 screws and the rest is adding your receiver and programming your radio.  Wingspan is a perfect 1100mm (43.3in) that fits into a typical car boot (trunk).  Optional gluing needed, if you plan to add the wing cannons.

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User Segment
Intermediate, Bind N Fly, Collectors, Budget $189 (source: August 2016 Banggood)

What to expect
If you hear your servo making a noice, just reduce your servo pin.

  • LiPo: 427 g tail heavy
  • Addon Weight: 42 g
  • Add AA battery: 24g
  • Total: 493 g

Similar Models

Users have considered these 2016 alternatives: Eleven Hobby T-28, Eleven Hobby P-51D, FMS Zero Fighter

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Factory Specifications
Brand Name: Eleven Hobby
Item Name: F8F Bearcat
Wingspan: 1100mm (43.3in)
Overall Length: 882mm (34.7 in)
Flying Weight: 1330g
Motor Size: 3536-KV850
ESC: 40A
Servo: 9g Servo x 6
Requires Radio:6 Channel
CG (center of gravity): 90-95mm (From Leading Edge)
Prop Size: 10*7.5
Recommended Battery: 11.1V 2200mAh 25C
Aileron: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Flaps: Yes
Retracts: Yes
Approx. Flying Duration: 5-8 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14+
Experience Level: Intermediate
Assembly Time: 5 minutes
Wing Load: 54.3 g/dm² (0.12 oz/in²)
Wing Area: 24.5 dm² (379.7 sq.in)

Flaps

  • Choice of assigning flaps to a switch or knob.  Using a knob allows us to manage the flaps.

Checklists

  • Add failsafe to kill throttle or idle at 10%
  • Add a safety switch
  • Set timer to a conservative 4 minutes for initial runs
  • Add a little locktight to the propeller head.
  • Tape up hinges if you like, but this is well cut

DeviationTX fans

  • Flaps Tip: We assigned it to Aux 4, the left knob.
  • Slow down the flaps.  Go to Mixer page -> channel properties (eg CH6) -> ‘Speed’ = Adjust maximum servo speed. Zero is disabled (fastest), 1 is slowest, 100 is fastest rate.  We set it to 2.

What is essential we hope to see in the next version

  • TBD

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