You can now convert a 360 video into a panomoment — a living 360 photo. Here’s a sample and a simple tutorial.
What if your 360 photo shows motion as you rotate it? That’s the concept of Panomoments, which actually began back in 2016 as a Kickstarter project. At that time, the creators envisioned capturing panomoments with a special type of rotating camera and tripod. Here was their concept:
In February 2018, Panomoments creator Dustin Kerstein decided to simplify the process of capturing a Panomoment by using 360 videos. Instead of requiring a special camera, you could simply upload a short 360 video clip and their software can convert it into a panomoment.
Here is a sample, originally shot on a Garmin Virb 360:
PanoMoments – Capture Living Photos
To create a panomoment from a 360 video, you’ll need to use a video that was shot on a tripod. Panomoment will take at most 300 frames (10 secs. on a 30fps camera). In this case, the sample I used was a 4-sec. clip. After uploading the file to Panomoments.com, their software will create a panomoment out of it. It takes a few minutes of processing (you’ll get an email when it’s ready).
Panomoments.com has two tiers of membership: a free Basic account and a Pro account which can embed the panomoments, among other features.
What do you think of this concept? Thanks to Jim Jensen (Google+ Photo Sphere Community) for bringing this to my attention!