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Sphere - 360 Camera is an innovative app that lets you create and share 360-degree panoramas. If you like trying out new and interesting ways to use the camera on your iOS device, Sphere fits the bill. It's fun to create your own Spheres and view other people's, too.
Sphere opens with a colorful interface that lets you navigate to existing Spheres, and this is a great place to start. The best way to understand how a Sphere works is to look at some that other users have already created. Viewing a Sphere is like standing in the middle of a setting and looking around; as you move your iOS device, the image moves, too. While exploring other users' Spheres we found ourselves slowly spinning in our desk chair over and over again, looking at Spheres from the Statue of Liberty, the Great Wall of China, the Munich train station, and many other locales. Creating our own Sphere wasn't much more difficult; the app provides onscreen guides to follow, and you just turn slowly in a circle while the device's camera captures your surroundings. It does take a little bit of practice to create seamless-looking Spheres, but that's part of the fun. It's easy to upload and share your Spheres with others -- you can share your Spheres on Facebook or Twitter from within the app -- or you can leave your Spheres private if you prefer.
Overall, we were quite impressed with Sphere. 360-degree panoramas are a unique way to capture your surroundings, particularly while traveling, and Sphere makes it a piece of cake even for amateur photographers. We highly recommend this app.
Step into the future of photography. Record key moments - and immerse yourself in new ones - like never before. See Paris from a hot air balloon, feel the energy from the American ldol stage, and hold onto your raft as you approach Hubbard Glacier. With Sphere, your device is a movable window you control.WHEN RECORDING: Keep elbows and forearms pressed against chest When shooting indoors, find a wide, open area Avoid moving people and objects Practice makes perfectYou can also record handsfree using a Motrr Galileo. The following devices support this feature: iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, and the iPod Touch 5th gen. (w/ rear-facing camera)RECORDING NOT SUPPORTED ON:iPad (original, 1st gen), iPhone 4 and older, iPod Touch (4th gen and older), iPod Touch (5th gen without a rear facing camera). Also, iPad 2 and iPad 3 strictly support Pro Mode for recording (Easy Mode is unavailable). Note: It's impossible to deliver our recording and stitching technology to all devices. We've tested on every iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, finetuning and modifying in every way to support the most devices we can. If your device isn't one of them, please know that we've tried our best to support you.Follow us on Twitter: @SphereTeam Access pro tools at: http://inside.theSphere.com/proDiscover Galileo: http://inside.theSphere.com/motrrLet us know what you think: support@theSphere.com
What's new in this version:
- fixed Bluetooth connectivity issues with the Motrr Galileo - added initial calibration in Galileo capture mode to improve quality- spheres captured with the Galileo are now saved to the camera roll again