For QuickTime(r) VR Photography
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|This indexing panoramic mount
is designed to simplify photographic recording for QuickTime VR.
It is compatible with most standard 35 mm SLR film and digital still
using a rectilinear wide angle lens for overlapping coverage of 360 degree
scenes. It enables the user to take accurately aligned panoramic sequences
with precise intervals between photos. The 3Sixty uses a shifting mechanism
that allows you to switch between indexing discs. The indexing discs
in increments of 12 & 18. A unique indented indexing mechanism allows
the camera to rotate more easily in one direction than the other to reduce
the possibility of shooting images out of sequence. A clutch lever gives
you the option of rotating the camera freely with respect to a dial allowing
you to shoot at virtually any interval.
The 3Sixty is adjustable so that the axis of rotation will pass through
the optical center of the lens. The mount has an accurate level to assure
that full panoramic sequences will be recorded in true horizontal orientation,
assuring that photographs line up when frames are stitched together
with Apple's QuickTime¬ VR Authoring Tools Suite.
For panoramic scenes with less vertical information the camera can
be oriented horizontally to record using fewer frames. This horizontal
position also allows the unit to fit more conveniently into your camera
case. The 3Sixty weighs 2.5 pounds and is shipped with tools, spare
lubricant and instructions.
This device includes an accurate level to assure that full panoramic sequences will be recorded in true horizontal orientation. A clutch lever gives you the option of rotating the camera freely with respect to a dial allowing you to shoot at virtually any interval.
photo by: David Fitzsimmons
|Weight: 2.5 lbs.|
|Size: 10 inches x 7 inches x 4 inches|
|Tripod mount holes: 3/8-16 & 1/4-20|
|Camera mount screw: 1/4-20|
|Indexing discs: 12,18 increnents|
of the 3Sixty
Armchair Travel has captured over 1,000 QuickTime VR panoramas using Peace RiverÍs 3Sixty panoramic head. We have found the unit to be rugged, professional, and easily adjustable in the field. We highly recommend this unit to anyone interested in QuickTime VR photography.
William Donelson, Director,
WGBH relies on the Peace River Studios'3Sixtycamera mount to photograph panoramas in such demanding locations as the pyramids of Giza and Mount Everest. It's lightweight, portable and extremely durable. We plan to use it on many upcoming productions including on location in the Galapagos and Easter Island."
Annie Valva, Director of Technology, Interactive Media,
The 3Sixty is the best designed, sturdy and productive kit available
for professional QTVR production on the market today.
The 3Sixty is out of stock, we have an improved, lighter, stronger 3Sixty in development.