GoPano micro, a 360 degree lens that creates panoramic videos on iPhone 4 [video]

US developer eyesee360 is working on a lens that will allow iPhone 4 users to create video in a panoramic 360 degree format. The lens is in a prototype stage at the moment but it has not stopped them releasing a video showing what this accessory is capable of; it is well worth watching.

The GoPano micro is a lens for the iPhone 4 to make 360º panoramic videos! Just snap the lens to your iPhone 4 and press record to make cool interactive 360º videos. Use it to record all the action of your favorite sport, record your next meeting in 360º or just as a fun toy for the summer.

The lens uses similar technology to the company’s “go pano plus” panoramic optics for digital camera, which utilizes an equiangular mirror composed of aluminum substrate to capture a complete panoramic image. The lens enables the iPhone 4 to record all angles at the same time but more importantly, playback the video and pan to different angles whilst watching.

Eyesee360 are currently seeking support through Kickstarter to enable them to make this prototype into a mainstream product.

Take a look at the video after the break. Would you use an accessory like this? Let us know in the comments!


GoPano micro - A 360 lens for making panoramic video with the iPhone4 from EyeSee360 on Vimeo.

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GoPano micro, a 360 degree lens that creates panoramic videos on iPhone 4 [video]


This will retail for $80 and will include the camera and case. However, you can "pre-order" it for $50 at their Kickstarter page.

If you would have checked the video, you would have seen, that the interesting part is, that you can 360 when you watch the recorded video!
Meaning: You record your video, and afterwards you can watch how the person behind you looked at you doing it!

@ Imperial Dungeon Master Jim. Dude you're missing the point. The recorded video is in 360. Meaning at any point in playback you can see what is going on in any other direction. You never have to aim the thing. You can record all points in a room at the same time. Darn, for the first time I have iPhone envy.

I wonder how big the file for a one minute video would be. Awesome idea,and it looks like a lot of fun, but I hope their software includes a good compression algorithm built in as my phone is normally 80% full storage wise.

Shouldn't be more than any normal video. The actual lense of the iPhone is still used.
The resolution is of course lower.