Entire HAB flight Captured in 360° Video

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Richard Stember

Feb 2, 2020, 2:24:46 PM2/2/20
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My non-profit, Science Heads, launches HABs twice a year carrying student designed experiments.

On our last launch we had two 360° (3D) Vuze XR cameras aboard which captured the entire flight from launch to landing.  The sponsor (Red Shirt Media) produced two videos which we posted at
http://www.scienceheads.org/  This could be the first time that a 3D camera was carried aboard a HAB.  Please let me know if you are aware of any other flights and similar videos.

The videos can be viewed on a phone, PC, and/or 3D goggles.  USe your finger or mouse to pan right, left, up, down.  The balloon bursts at 1:29:04 in the longer video - at 32,453 meters (20.1 miles).  Enjoy!

Paul Lowell

Feb 2, 2020, 5:21:19 PM2/2/20
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Very cool stuff

360 video was popular a couple of years ago when the cheaper cameras were first introduced.  Prior to that we did several stereoscopic flights.
The hope of the 2018 360 flights was to attempt to de-spin the video, but we found it very difficult to do with the software at the time.  

I've worked on five 360 flights so far.  NCnearspace had three of them documented at NSL-62, NSL-65, NSL-68.  
NSL-68 was a sponsored flight for a private 360 video experiment.    
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