Two weekends ago my wife and I went for a walk at a local wooded park. With the arrival of the fall season we have been intent on seeing the beauty of the changing leaves. What’s more we wanted to document this beauty with our camera. We took several photos including panoramics. I told my wife that "one day we will have a camera that hovers next to us and takes the photos that we want." Well the hovering technology may have to wait a few more years but the camera has arrived. Sean Ramsey and his team of four are on a mission to introduce the 360 degree camera into public use.
This technology has largely been used for mapping such as Google Maps but the barriers of size and cost have prevented the camera from penetrating household use. The Toronto, Canada based Buble Technology Inc. has produced the Bublcam at a comparable price to a middle to middle-high digital camera and with an approximate size of a baseball. The Bublcam can take photos and video and has software that allows the end user to navigate within the newly created media. The photos and videos can also be exported and posted to social networks as well. One neat feature is that the bublcam is Wi-Fi enabled which allows live steaming.
Let me take you back you our walk in the wooded park. If we have had the Bublcam rather than our iPhones we wouldn’t have had to worry about the angle of the camera or if both our faces were visible or if the camera has held out far enough to catch the autumn scenery. The bublcam would have captured it all! But the potential of the Bublcam extends far beyond panoramic selfies. Meetings could be broadcasted via video chat and the end user could pan, zoom and swipe from an iPad to any person or section of the room. Three hundred and sixty degree photos can be taken and then manipulated to the proper setting and angle to create that perfect still shot. The Bublcam could be the platform for interactive movies tying together reality with virtual reality.
The Bublcam receives a solid POP from the Freshpreneur!