Well, the magic takes place within the GoPano iPhone App which converts the video you shot into something that you can watch later. What you’ll see when you start your video clip is a single viewpoint but drag your mouse around the screen and the viewpoint changes – in real-time. This appears seamless and effortless. It’s really difficult to describe but the effect is fascinating.
The video quality of the clips on display over at the manufacturer are not astounding. I suspect that has something to do with a lot of image being pushed down to an 8 megapixel imaging chip in the phone that wasn’t designed to cope with such a volume of data. Perhaps, as the iPhone camera evolves, things will get better.
The build-quality of the GoPano itself is not reported to be very good and some users say that it’s easy to dislodge if the camera gets jostled around.
Still, this is a great way to capture lots of surrounding action and recreate a feel for the place that you are filming in.
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