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Use theVRkit fish-eye lens to capture 8K 360 Spherical Panoramas (720 VR images). You can buy it on www.theVRkit.com or Amazon at 12.49$. This is the CHEAPEST solution to produce high resolution photospheres and virtual tours.

Just clip the lens and make a full turn. Multiple images are taken, and stitched instantly on your phone, no internet connection needed. The result is amazing.

theVRkit fisheye lens was specially selected for its field of view, clarity and sharpness. We have tested nearly all the lenses of the market, this one will give you the best output.

An optional electronic rotator allows for perfect captures. You can get professional quality VR images at the press of a button.

Share the result on Facebook 360 or view it in VR Cardboard mode.

Based on the technology of our award-winning app DMD Panorama (10M downloads).

Quick setup (check the faq in the app - top-left icon - for detailed setup):

Manual mode (with the lens and without the rotator):
- open the app and check that the icon in the bottom is showing a hand holding a phone. If it is showing a rotator (green/red), tap on the icon to switch to handheld mode
- the lens selector (bottom-right) should show "theVRkit 160M". If you have bought another lens, tap on lens selector to choose your lens
- remove your phone cover for best results
- clip theVRkit fish-eye lens on the rear-camera lens, the screen should show a centered circle with black corners. If the circle is not centered, adjust the lens
- hold the phone vertical, tap on the screen to take first shot, start rotating slowly either to the right or left, wait for the symbols (Yin Yang) to snap to take next shot
- keep rotating to complete a full turn, the 360 panorama should appear instantly when you finish your turn
- you can optionally view the result in VR mode by tapping on the "glasses" icon in the corner

Rotator mode (with the lens and the rotator):
- open the app and check that the icon in the bottom is showing a rotator (green or red). If it is showing a hand holding a phone, tap on the icon to switch to rotator mode
- the lens selector (bottom-right) should show "theVRkit 160M". If you have bought another lens, tap on lens selector to choose your lens
- remove your phone cover for best results
- clip theVRkit fish-eye lens on the rear-camera lens, the screen should show a centered circle with black corners. If the circle is not centered, adjust the lens
- make sure the rotator is charged, you should charge it for at least 2 hours at first usage
- screw the rotator on the provided mini-tripod or a standard one
- put the phone on the rotator and screw tightly the phone holder
- turn the rotator on, it shows a blue led and the rotator icon in the app should turn green. If it does not, check you have turned on Bluetooth mode in your phone
- tap the screen, the rotator should start rotating, the app will capture a picture every time the rotator stops
- the 360 panorama appears instantly when the rotator makes a full turn
- you can optionally view the result in VR mode by tapping on the "glasses" icon in the corner

We are sure you will be satisfied by the quality. If you have any issue, you can always contact us for a comment or help: help@theVRkit.com

What's New

Version 1.5

HDR improvement

Customer Reviews

Fast, Easy and Affordable Spherical Panoramic Solution

Photics

This is a low budget solution for creating spherical panoramas. The final image quality is OK, but the real advantages are speed, ease of use and affordability.

This app is designed to work with “theVRkit”hardware that is less than $100. (If you already have a Tripod, and a way to attach your iPhone to the Tripod, you might not even need the more expensive motorized base.) The idea is that a fish eye lens is clipped over the camera and the camera is spun around a center point – the nodal point.

The app takes several pictures as the camera rotates 360 degrees. With the motorized base, when synched with Bluetooth, this done in seconds... with brief pauses for each picture to be taken. (Looks like the pause is to steady the shot and reduce camera shake.)

The “stitching” of the images is done in the iOS device and it’s done right away. That’s one of the strengths of this setup, as no Internet access is required.

It’s fast and the results are amazing... unless you’re a fussy photographer. The quality is good, but it’s not superb. This is a low budget solution. If you’re expecting an iPhone with a clip-on fish eye lens, to beat setups that cost thousands of dollars, you’re likely to be disappointed.

There are problems though. The motorized iPhone mount may have trouble maintaining a Bluetooth connection. If that happens, pressing a button on the device will spin it manually. I think that’s what I like about this setup. It needs to be properly setup and aligned, but it’s not terribly unforgiving.

The big problem is the Dermandar logo added to the final image. The top and the bottom of the panorama are covered when using the 160 degree lens setting. The top is the logo and the bottom is a mirror sphere of the whole image – including the top logo. (There’s an option to use a 180 degree lens, which doesn’t add the logo.)

Being able to use your own logo, when shooting in 160 mode, is an important missing feature. The benefit of this setup is speed. The Dermandar logo, while a nice looking logo, is not my logo. So, to properly change that in the final image, a lot of extra work is needed.

Also, when moving the images off your iOS device, be careful not to lose quality. Depending on the method of transport, a much lower resolution could be sent instead.

Amazing technology

edesiree

My friend recommended theVRkit Bluetooth rotator and fisheye lens from Amazon - that is how I found out about the app. I was blown away by how easy it is to use, and by the quality of the output. I have an iPhone 6s and I am getting 32MP VR images. I am in the market for a new house, and the navigation in all directions definitely facilitates remembering the small details and getting a better feel for the place. Highly highly recommend.

High Definition Photospheres

elyolo

I was skeptical that you could create perfect HD Photospheres with a smartphone. But the lens is very sharp and you can take perfect shots with the optional rotator. I bought the lens on Amazon, got it the next day and the output is definitely convincing.

Information

Seller
Dermandar (Offshore) S.A.L.
Size
20.2 MB
Category
Photo & Video
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Dermandar 2018
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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