Now that cameras have become smaller and cheaper, it makes sense that cadres of creatives would begin using arrays of them to achieve previously unavailable effects. Recently we've seen Jonas Pfeil's amazing throwable panoramic ball camera and the 30 GoPro rig whipped up by Time-Slice and Rip Curl.
The latest innovation we've seen on this front comes from Joergen Geerds, Dan Finkler and Mark Sevenoff. The trio rigged up six Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo cell phones to Sevenoff's bike, orienting the cameras to capture a panoramic ride through Slickrock Trail in the Moab Desert. Software was used to blend the seams, and the result is a 360 video that the viewer can interact with, navigating through the moving picture at will.
The part that interested us most as ID'ers was seeing the camera bracket they developed. Since there was no off-the-shelf mount for fastening six Experia Neos to a set of bicycle handlebars, they designed their own and RP'd it up.
Below is the "Making of" vid, and you can click here to watch the 360 video.
via all things digital