Everything you need to make 360 degree videos


The Samsung S7 and S7 edge are without doubt two of the best smartphones we’ve ever seen. But in a world where smartphone competition is tougher than it’s ever been, making an outstanding handset with an excellent high resolution screen for 2D photos and videos is no longer enough.

Enter the Samsung Gear 360 and Gear VR, a formidable combination of companion devices for the Galaxy S series phones which put the immersive experience of 3D Virtual Reality (VR) in your pocket.

gear-360_how_to_visualThe Galaxy Gear 360 is a specially designed video camera that you can use to create next-level, engaging, fun and entertaining videos and still images in – as the name suggests – a full 360 degree wraparound environment.

The creative experience is amazing and the quality is, quite frankly, astounding. And it’s simple to use too.

The Gear 360 video footage is crystal clear and delivers resolution of 3840×1920 at 30 frames per second. Stills on the other hand are captured at an astounding 30 megapixels.

All of this is possible thanks to Samsung’s dual fisheye lenses at opposite sides of the Gear 360 that are equipped with their own 15MP sensor.

Want to shoot in 180 degrees; the Gear 360 does that too.

Neat.

The Gear 360 is a team player though.

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Instead of shooting and only viewing (and possibly having to trash or reshoot) the footage after it’s been taken, the pairing of the S7 and S7 edge with the Gear 360 allows you to get a real-time preview of the footage – whether moving or still – as it’s being captured.

That’s a time saver and great added convenience.

From there, you can choose to save the content directly to your smartphone and swiftly upload it to your favourite social media channel, or carry out basic or more do some advanced editing and retouching using Samsung’s dedicated smartphone app or bespoke PC software suite.

Adding the Gear VR to this powerful mix ups the ante even further.

When paired with the S7 and S7 edge or any other compatible handset, the Gear VR lets you enjoy a ready-made library of immersive virtual reality content, including an array of movies, games and virtual reality environments. *

And, of course, it’s the best way to watch back footage you’ve recorded with aGear 360, too.

The Gear VR’s crazy fast head tracking technology lets you explore the fantasy world you created more realistically.

Seeing is believing and with the Gear 360, Galaxy S7 and S7edge and Gear VR this statement has never been truer. One of the most amazing things about these three products is how seamlessly they interact with each other to give you the best possible mobile VR experience.

Samsung strives to give consumers technology that is easy to use and that makes their lives easier.

Long may it continue.

* Compatible with Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.

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