Although not strictly necessary there are a number of accessories which make 360 Video Capture easier, or the VR Experience much more immersive. We have listed here some 2600 Video Accessories that we recommend.
360° Video Capture Accessories
Here are some of the accessories which we recommend when capturing 360° Video
- Extendable Pole – this should be low profile (a traditional tripod will often be in shot so is not advisable) and extendable (it is good to have a range of different height options), and should be fitted with a secure screw on connector for the camera. A Selfie Stick could be OK for this (it doesn’t have to be pointing directly at you)
- Pole Base/Stabiliser – the camera needs to be as stable as possible – so depending on the situation you may want to use a weight, or sandbag, or other device to ensure minimum movement during shooting
- Helmet with Camera mount
- Tie down Straps – a variety of different straps are useful to tide down the pole/mount securely. These should be low profile and probably low visibility (so if they do get in frame they will not be too distracting)
- Audio Recorder – most 360° Cameras rely on their own on-board microphones and have no capability for an external; microphone, so if you plan to use an audio track, it is a good idea to reco0rd this separately and add it in during editing.
Virtual Reality Headset Accessories
Here are some of the accessories which we recommend when using a VR headset (in order to optimise the immersive experience)
- Good quality headset – not necessarily bluetooth (as this can slow down VR playback), but good sound (as opposed to relying on your smartphones speaker) can dramatically enhance the immersive experience
- Bluetooth Controller – not necessarily a requirement to watch 360° Video, but is necessary for some VR experiences and can enhance most VR sessions.