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Capture 360° HD panoramic video and immerse your viewers in the experience, just drop in your unmodified GoPro.Hero 3/ 3+ or Hero 4

Capture 360° HD panoramic video and immerse your viewers in the experience, just drop in your unmodified GoPro.Hero 3/ 3+ or Hero 4 Read more
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This project's funding goal was not reached on September 19, 2014.

About this project

How many people have missed videoing their friend doing something amazing or wiping out in spectacular style because they’re behind or next to them on the slopes or race track? This action is never be missed if you're recording in full 360°.

GPH3-65
GPH3-65

By recording in full 360° and using our software your viewers are immersed in your action and can take control during playback, turning the view to see whichever direction they want, replaying videos again and again to see different things happening all around.

The actioncam360 is very special housing for your GoPro camera that will enable you to capture 360 degree video with a single camera [Thanks to our patent pending design this is done without voiding your cameras' warranty by having to modify it]. Once you have filmed the action then our software will process it and make it fully interactive allowing local viewing on your own Computer or sharing them with friends online through our 360 hosting platform.

Initially we focused on launching the actioncam360 GPH2-65 a housing suitable for the GoPro HERO 2. This is now in production.

Having completed that we are now focused on producing a unit to house the GoPro HERO 3/3+ Black, in order to make the best use of their 4k sensors


Capture the video

Using the actioncam360 housing
Using the actioncam360 housing


Playing it back in 360
(screen capture from computer)

Note:GOPRO®, HERO®, & NAKED® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Woodham Labs, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

For a fully interactive experience it is possible to pair the 360 video output with Oculus Rift headsets, our hosting option will have this feature enabled as standard giving the user full tracking within the 360 environment but by their head movement .We are also looking at other great vr headsets such as  "Dive"

We are also working with Leap technology in order to give a fully gesture controlled 360 experience ideal for presentation or teaching uses.

The  Professionals:

Amanda Walden- Director- Blanket Theater Company:
"To be able to capture not only the action on stage but also the audiences reaction using one single lens is invaluable. The Actioncam360 can be placed discreetly, we review the footage and are able to evaluate audience reactions, as well as using different angles for marketing purposes."

 Nancy Easterbrook of Divetech, Grand Cayman:
"it's amazing to see continual technology advancements to be able to capture the beauty of the underwater world. The new pano-pro/actioncam 360 is very cool, offering a 360 degree photo that puts you in the middle of the photo and being able to see all around you, which gives people a sense of how incredible the ocean environment is"

The press :

   Andy Blackmore- Metro:
"The actioncam360, stands head and shoulders over the competition, but given we are at a technological jumping point – the 360 revolution – it could very well do for mobile imaging, what the Leica did for photojournalism – but not only is that a real achievement but that makes it an exciting and significant invention too…"

 "You don’t need us to tell you how awesome GoPro cameras are. You can always get more out of them with the right accessories and add-ons. The actioncam360 happens to be an interesting device that lets you capture action from all angles using your GoPro. Just drop it in, and you are ready to record your activities outdoors"

  Cosmin Anton- softpedia
"Gives you the freedom to capture 360° video with a single camera"

We are a small UK company with a passion for all things 360,
For many years we have been manufacturing 360 imaging capture devices using mirror technology (the Pano Pro MKII), and it is this that means we can complete this project on time and deliver the best product possible.

Why are we here?

With your pledges we will be able to pay for outstanding tooling for the GoPro Hero 3/3+ Black and prepare for the Hero 4 along with  setting up manufacturing facilities in the UK and take on additional staff for manufacture and support so we can give you the best experience.

Our Development Story

The development of actioncam360 has gone through many stages.

  • We incorporate additional focusing aids in the system. The camera could then be used with or without the actioncam360 case.

The production of a 360 unit for the Go Pro Hero3/3+ black editions is our immediate goal followed by

We have worked hard and focused on product development for the Hero 2 unit.
This means that we have all the needed manufacture processes and suppliers in place for the production of the Hero 3 unit

Also we'd really like to hear from you about where you feel our strongest development efforts should be, we have a number of issues we're currently working on (let us know if we missed something!).

 We are now at the stage where we are happy that this new product will bring excitement in sharing experiences and also help to improve techniques in extreme sports.

To be able to study in detail how you have performed on a race track or rally course after the event is over will be a great learning tool. This would apply to many sports and also allow you to share your excitement with friends and acquaintances. It of course does not just apply to sport but can capture the very many important times in your life. Your wedding, Music festivals, Birthday parties, School sports days or in fact almost anything you can imagine.

 STRETCH GOAL #1 - £35,000
We will test and modify housings if necessary to allow underwater videoing to a depth of 30 meters. If there are changes needed new housings will be supplied to those who have pledged for an actioncam360 and return their housing to us.

 STRETCH GOAL #2 - £ 60,000
Improvements to all software including Hosting to take into account comments and suggestions from all our Backers, What would you like to see available to you?. 

 STRETCH GOAL #3 - £75,000
We will development a live view app to work with the wifi output from the Go Pro, this means you will be able to see all the action as it happens. 

Please join us on this journey by becoming part of the development.

Risks and challenges

RISKS
By having completed the development of our initial unit we have faced most of the obstacles that we are likely to come across and now have all the processes in place. That being said there can always be something to cause problems so we have done all to minimize the risks, including finding secondary suppliers for all the parts that are in different geographic locations.
With your support we will be able to roll this out in a short time frame and in the knowledge that it will be the best product available.

CHALLENGES
With the Hero 4 unit just round the corner we want to be ready for this with the corrective lenses and other unique parts, this is rumoured to have a much higher frame rate at 4 k so will give yet better results.

Whilst we do not encourage making changes to your camera that will invalidate the warranty (this includes unofficial firmware mods or physical adjustments to the camera) we do want to get the most out of the cameras and our actioncam360 lens, this means that we will be working with some expert programmers to make some firmware mods available for the cameras that you can then access and choose to use if you wish to change frame rate or resolution.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $3.34 USD

    SPECIAL THANKS: We would like to thank you for your support and for taking the time to follow our project. You will receive a mention on our website and a sincere thank you from the actioncam360 team.

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    ACTIONCAM360 T-SHIRT: A limited edition printed Actioncam360 T-shirt only available via Kickstarter.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $84 USD

    Actioncam360 Hero 2 to Hero 3/3+ conversion kit. If you already have one of our GPH2-65 units then we will send you all you need to upgrade it to work with the Hero 3 or 3+

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    Pledge £110 or more About $184 USD

    GoPro Hero 2 unit now. Enjoy taking 360 video now with your Hero 2. This unit will be shipped as soon as Kickstarter funding has been released. Included is the local 360 video viewer for your computer and 1yr free basic hosting for your 360 videos. A conversion kit to upgrade to the Hero 3/3+ will be available.

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    Pledge £125 or more About $209 USD

    SUPER EARLY BIRD: Receive one of the first Production run of the actioncam360 for the GoPro HERO 3/3+ Black camera at half the expected retail price. This will be in our Kickstarter custom colour and include, the local 360 video viewer for your computer and 1yr free basic hosting for your 360 videos.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $251 USD

    EARLY BIRD: Receive one of the first Production run of the actioncam360 for the GoPro HERO 3/3+ Black camera at almost half the expected retail price. This will be in our Kickstarter custom colour and include the local 360 video viewer for your computer and 1yr free basic hosting for your 360 videos.

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    Pledge £175 or more About $293 USD

    Receive one of the first Production run of the actioncam360 for the GoPro HERO 3/3+ Black camera at significant reduction from the expected retail price. This will be in our Kickstarter custom colour and include the local 360 video viewer for your computer and 1yr free basic hosting for your 360 videos.

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    Pledge £175 or more About $293 USD

    Receive one of the first Pre Production actioncam360 for the GoPro HERO 4 camera. This will be at a significant reduction from what would be the expected retail price. This will include the local 360 video viewer for your computer and 1yr free basic hosting for your 360 videos. Delivery estimate is based on the GoPro 4 being available mid-October.

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    Pledge £295 or more About $493 USD

    I NEED IT NOW! This is for people that just can't wait! Targeted delivery is September/early October. We will be hand making a very limited number of units as the components become available before the first production run of the actioncam360 for the GoPro HERO 3/3+ Black camera. This will be in a prototype custom colour and include the local 360 video viewer for your computer and 1yr free basic hosting for your 360 videos. Additionally you'll receive one of the limited edition t-shirts, and a limited edition hoody. This is the only way to receive a hoody.

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    Pledge £405 or more About $677 USD

    Hero 2 housing now Hero3 housing later. This is ideal for GoPro users who have upgraded their cameras. We will send you out a Hero 2 unit as soon as we have received the funds from the campaign this way you can make use of the old camera you have and be an expert in 360 filming by the time you receive one of the first production units of the GoPro Hero 3/3+ black units.

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