Looking to purchase a 360 platform? Check out our recommended vendors below.
360 Platform Recommended Vendors
To set-up a 360 booth, you will need a 360 Platform where guests will stand and an arm will rotate to capture their video. You will also need a ring light to mount on the 360 arm.
OrcaVue - U.S. Based, long-time manufacturer offering several motorized platforms ranging from 34-46 inch.
Nirvana - Motorized Platform. 2+ years manufacturing 360 booths. 1 year warranty. 1 week delivery.
What's App: +86 188 2285 9018. Platforms from 27-45 inch.
Software Options for 360 Platforms
You will also need software to capture the video, speed-it up and slow-it down, add music, overlays, intro/outro, and effects. You have two options in regards to what software to run to capture and process your 360 video footage.
- dslrBooth - Much better quality due to using Canon and Nikon cameras that have much better sensors and optics.
- LumaBooth - Very portable setup owing to only having to setup an iPhone or iPad on the 360 arm.
Canon/Nikon Setup with dslrBooth for Windows
Computer - Microsoft Surface Pro 8 or faster tablet
Software - dslrBooth v6.40 or later.
Camera - A Canon or Nikon camera that can shoot at 120 fps or 60 fps.
The camera should be connected to the tablet PC using a USB cable. With using a Surface Pro and battery operated camera there will be no issue with wires getting caught in the spinner.
Mounting the computer - Add a protection case to your tablet such as the Kensington Adapter. Mount the Surface Pro to the 360 arm. You can mount the tablet to the arm using a tablet Most tablet cases do not mount directly to 1/4"-20 thread so you will need to drilled and add a Hole Nut to the center of Surface Pro mount. That will connect to your 360 arm.
Both camera and surface pro will need to run on battery power.
iPad/iPhone Setup with LumaBooth
iPad or iPhone - Hardware and OS Requirements.
Mount your iPhone or iPad to the arm. Center your camera so that your subject is exactly in the center of the frame.
Your 360 manufacturer usually includes both an iPad and an iPhone mounting adapter.
Camera - LumaBooth will use the cameras built into the iPad or iPhone.
Sharing and Slideshows
We recommend setting up a Sharing station so guests can share their videos at another station and not bog down your flow. Our LumaShare app automatically connects to dslrBooth or LumaBooth over the network to allow your guests to view and share their videos over email, sms, qr code, airdrop, and twitter.
We also recommend setting up a slideshow so your so your guests can see the processed videos on a large screen. LumaShare also has a built-in slideshow feature as well.
Lighting + Other Tips
Lighting is key for good footage. Slow motion recording requires much more additional lighting than regular video or photo recording. We recommend high output LED lights from Neewer, GVM, or Yongnuo. Place your lighting around the base, far enough away that the arm of the 360 base will not hit them. Depending on how strong your lights are, you will need 3-4 lights for evenly lighting your 360 and your subjects. You can go with traditional rectangular lights or LED light sticks.
- Neewer Dimmable LED Video Light 1320 LED - Very bright traditional rectangular look.
- Yongnuo YN360III PRO RGB Full Color LED plus AC adapter or batteries - Can change colors, looks nicer but not as bright.
We prefer to mount our lights to microphone stands as they look nicer and take up less room. Unfortunately lights do not mount directly to microphone stands so you will need a couple of adapters. To mount the lights on microphone stand, you will need:
- A ⅝”-27 female to ⅜”-15 male mic stand adapter and a either
- A female ⅜” to male ⅝” stud adapter (most lights)
a ⅜”-16 female adapter to 1/4"-20 male adapter (LED stick lights)
You will need at least a 10x10 space for safety. Make sure there are no other guests close to the spinning arm who are not on the platform.
You will also need an attendant present the entire time for safety and crowd control
Check out our 360 setup at PBX 2022!