by Jakub Han | 10th February 2017
The RTS 360 Clip action camera adapter is a new product claiming to make it easier and faster to mount action cameras and rotate the shooting angle. Changing the position of a GoPro or any other action camera usually takes some time. Changing the horizontal shooting angle, for example, often requires adding an extra 90-degree plastic part and dealing with multiple screws. This can sometimes be annoying due to a lack of time or inability to tighten those screws properly. The new action camera adapter from RTS aims at dealing with these kinds of problems. It uses a GoPro-type mount which has become a standard in the action camera field, so it should also be possible to use the adapter with the majority of other action cameras. There are GoPro-type mount adapters available for most action cameras, and some of them – like the Yi action cams – are using GoPro-type mounts accessories and housings exclusively. The RTS 360 Clip action camera adapter makes it easier to rotate the mounted camera by simply twisting the round adapter to face the desired direction and then locking it in position. With its simple lock and quick-release mechanism, the adapter should also make it easier to unmount the action camera and mount it elsewhere using only one hand. The adapter makes it easier to switch mounts. Source: RTS The idea is to have the lower mount component firmly screwed on all mounting equipment like chest harnesses, monopods or helmet mounts to be able to conveniently release the action camera, mount it on another piece of equipment, adjust the angle and shoot – all without the need to loosen and tighten any screws. Although I think it will still sometimes be necessary to adjust the vertical shooting angle using a screw, this mount will certainly help when repositioning your action camera. At this point, it is not clear whether the RTS adapter will ship with a few spare lower components to equip all your other accessories with, or if these will be available separately. There is no information about price or availability yet. For more details, feel free to check the product’s official website. Do you think there is a use for an action camera adapter like this? Or are the benefits not enough to buy one? Let us know and comment below.Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 6th January 2016
Nikon has been running a low profile in the video market for the past few years, but it looks like 2016 is the time of their comeback. Today they introduced several new 4K cameras, including the innovative Nikon KeyMission 360 Action Camera. An action camera that lets you choose and change the angle of view in a 360-degree space. Alongside introducing the new Nikon D5 and Nikon D500, the company that once brought us the very first video capable DSLR t0day also enters the action camera market for the first time. The good news is that the Nikon KeyMission 360 Action Camera is not just another GoPro clone, offering some intriguing features with its 360-degree field of view. From the press release: The Nikon KeyMission 360 features an image sensor and lens on opposite sides of the device, with images from each combining to create a single immersive, ultra-high-definition 360-degree video and still image. A terrific companion for a wide range of travel, sports or when an adventure takes a turn off the beaten path, the camera is designed to be easy to use and to withstand the elements. The Nikon KeyMission 360 has a waterproof (up to 30m) and shock-absorbent housing. It also comes with built-in WIFI and Bluetooth for smartphone connectivity. Camera angles can be changed with the smartphone app. The official video, below, shows you how the Nikon KeyMission 360 works. The only question for filmmakers might be if it is possible to get rid of the “fisheye look” that this 360-degree camera brings. GoPro has been able to provide an action camera with a decent “film look” and Nikon yet has to prove that their camera will be able to live up to these standards. Nikon’s 360 Action Camera in Action Please note that Apple Safari cannot display these 360 degree videos properly (with the ability to move around), please use Google Chrome if possible.Read more
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