If you’ve been looking for a great way to capture 360 degree video, Cycloramic has a pretty clever solution. Most 360 degree videos require that you actually turn as the app is recording or taking pictures. With Cycloramic, all you have to do is stand up your iPhone on a flat surface and let the app do the work.
TechCrunch lends an overview of the app:
Start by balancing your phone upright on a flat surface (a granite countertop or glass table). The surface has to be really smooth, so don’t expect any non-laminated wood or tiles to work.
Once you press “GO”, the app will make the phone vibrate at just the right frequencies to force to phone into a twirl. Your iPhone will continue to spin in a circle, which recording video, until you press the “STOP” button.
It’s a pretty amazing way to shoot video. I’d be concerned with the iPhone falling face down, but I guess that’s not much of a concern to anyone. That’s all I’d be thinking about though.
Check out the video overview of Cycloramic below:
Cycloramic is available for $0.99 in the App Store [Direct Link]