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Moving from 360 degree cameras to 360 degree projectors
DrQuine   9/11/2014 7:48:55 PM
With inexpensive Digital Light Projectors, it seems that we should be able to create a 360 degree virtual reality very easily. Simply replace the cluster of cameras being worn by a user to film in 360 degrees with a cluster of projectors that display omnidirectional images. 

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Re: About GoPro
ologic   9/8/2014 4:37:01 AM

I don't understand what is that the Chinese are copying from GoPro.

The idea of still and movies existed over 100 years ago.

The idea of protecting the camera with a case to work in hostile environments is marginally younger. You could buy video cameras in plastic cases in the 80s'.

When, thanks to the mass market of mobile phones we got cheap, high quality imaging sensor and high density batteries plus smaller chip geometries with lower power, it was bleeding obvious that you could make a camera like that.

H.264 encoding chips have been available for over a decade : I co-designed a h.264 encoder core in 2004.

The have a great product, but the idea is far from original or unique, it's just a consequence of advancing technology.

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Re: The power of Digital Camera
krisi   9/5/2014 12:17:00 PM
This should be easy to long there is large enough market someone will do it

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Re: About GoPro
goafrit   9/4/2014 4:13:09 AM
I am truly inspired by what GoPro is doing. They have built a strong brand from a small original idea. In three years, GoPro TV will be another Discovery Channel.  Innovation does not just come from the technology, the business model could be more important. That is what GoPro is teaching us here.

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About GoPro
collin0   9/4/2014 12:30:29 AM
GoPro is an America company which mainly produce sport digital camera.


In China, there are also several companies produced the same type camera which adapt the CPU that provide by Ambarella is also an American company.


The man who want to make special video or image because of his passion and dream. I admire him very much.He persuit his dream, so he do much deep research. While in China, the situation is quite different. We persuit money, so we copy other's technology and products.


If the man comes to China, I firmly believe that he could not be hired by any company, because its idea could not make money for the BOSS, only for fun.

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The power of Digital Camera
chanj0   9/3/2014 7:21:00 PM
Given the price and capability of digital camera, making matrix like video seems to be relatively easy, doesn't it? You line up enough camera in a semi circle and remotely push the shutter at the same time. There are some details for example, timing of pushing the shutter, f stop, shutter speed, etc, which have to be tuned careful. In addition, if the goal is to shot a video for big screen, professional camera can't be avoided that will end up pushing the cost really high. With this in mind, making Matrix is still a professional work. ;)

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Re: GoPro Puts Consumers in 'Matrix'
rick merritt   9/3/2014 5:19:24 PM
@Doc: Yeah, Macmillan is really smart and passionate about photography. He gave a great talk about some of the history of 3-D and motion image technology and clearly learned a lot from just pursuing his passion.

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Re: GoPro Puts Consumers in 'Matrix'
docdivakar   9/3/2014 1:12:38 PM
Thanks Rick for writing about this... Seems like I missed a fantastic event yesterday. The technology that was applied in the surgery example is quite impressive and has good potential in the telemedicine market. Understandably GoPro is tightlipped about its future cameras for Matrix-like images. What I also find impressive is that Mr. Macmillan has accomplished a lot without formal engineering education.

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