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Use your iPhone/iPad as a movable window amid 360º experiences. Teleport into scenic spots, landmarks, events, hotels and more. License the Sphere SDK to enable the integration of our record, view and share spherical photography technology in your apps and websites. Info: support@theSphere.com

 

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Record

Special moments should last forever.

Our app makes it easier than ever to

record and publish beautiful spheres.

 

 

Your Options

iPhone photographers have these options:
•  Upload from Camera Roll
•  Handheld Recording (Two Modes)
•  Motrr Galileo (Motorized Dock) Recording

Android photographers, you can record too thanks to our handheld recording mode. See below for supported devices.

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Recording Tips

Recording is easy if you follow four rules…
•  Keep 6' (2m) distance from nearby objects.
•  Hold your phone close to your chest/chin.
•  Don't extend your arms while rotating.
•  Avoid moving people or objects.
  Indoors? Be sure to use Pro Mode.

See below for an iPhone walkthrough.


iPhone Easy Mode (Outdoor Only)

In a large outdoor space, keeping your iPhone in vertical orientation, point at the horizon to reveal the "Start" button.

In a large outdoor space, keeping your iPhone in vertical orientation, point at the horizon to reveal the "Start" button.

Once you've tapped the "Start" button, slowly pan to the right. Keep the big circle centered within the dotted lines.

Once you've tapped the "Start" button, slowly pan to the right. Keep the big circle centered within the dotted lines.

Once you've rotated 360º, follow the track up to your second of three rings. The app will correct for minor parallax.

Once you've rotated 360º, follow the track up to your second of three rings. The app will correct for minor parallax.

If you intentionally (or unintentionally) leave the guides for a while, they'll give way to allow for free range recording.

If you intentionally (or unintentionally) leave the guides for a while, they'll give way to allow for free range recording.


iPhone Pro Mode (Use Anywhere)

Choose a large, open space, holding your iPhone in horizontal orientation. Align with the circle on the horizon to reveal the "Start" button. Tap it to record your first frame.

Choose a large, open space, holding your iPhone in horizontal orientation. Align with the circle on the horizon to reveal the "Start" button. Tap it to record your first frame.

Each time you've recorded at least three frames in a vertical column, adjacent frames to the left and right will be made available. You can then turn in either direction.

Each time you've recorded at least three frames in a vertical column, adjacent frames to the left and right will be made available. You can then turn in either direction.

As you align with each subsequent frame, their registration circles will grow. Record each frame in a vertical column (up/down) before rotating left/right to other frames.

As you align with each subsequent frame, their registration circles will grow. Record each frame in a vertical column (up/down) before rotating left/right to other frames.

Reshoot any frame anytime. Review the top and bottom of your sphere for remaining frames before tapping "Stop," as some columns allow for five frames rather than three.

Reshoot any frame anytime. Review the top and bottom of your sphere for remaining frames before tapping "Stop," as some columns allow for five frames rather than three.


Supported Devices

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Sphere is proud to support recording on today's top mobile devices. If you have one of these devices, be sure to get the free app.

      Apple

  • iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, and 5s
  • All iPads (except 1st gen)
  • iPod Touch (5th gen)

      Samsung

  • Note II
  • Galaxy S4
  • Galaxy Camera
  • Galaxy NX

 

      Sony

  • Xperia Z
  • Xperia Z1
  • Xperia ZL
  • Xperia ZR
  • Xperia SP
  • Xperia UL

Get the App

This award–winning app delivers a steady stream of the world's best spherical content — and the power to record your own (iPhone 5+). Even use the Motrr Galileo for hands–free recording. Browse the map, weekly featured collections, or build your own.

The Sphere Android app offers top–notch content and the power to easily browse through it. If you have the right Samsung or Sony devices, you can even record HD spheres. Plus, the Sphere Android app gives you the power to add interactivity to your spheres.