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360 panoramic USS Vandenberg video

05 November 2013 - 11:49 AM

It's been just about one year since I shot my first 360 underwater video using my self designed and built HD 360 rig.   Since then, I've made some changes to the number of cameras, power management, and control system over the last year to increase the reliability and improve the results.


Here is a 360 I shot on the deck of the USS Vandenberg in June.  


Flat Panoramic 360 version on YouTube:


Fully Interactive 360 Videos using Adobe Flash for PC or Mac:

360 Immersive Videos



Note the the original 2 minutes of Vandenberg video at full HD resolution is over 6GB in size.   The online 1/3 resolution and bit-rate compressed version is only 65MB.


Let me know what you think.



Brian Dombrowski


2013 Goliath Aggregation Wreck Photo Trip

10 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

Hello diving photogs. Just a heads up that the 100ft dive liveaboard "Ultimate Getaway" is running a special trip Sept 5 - 8, 2013 to dive some great SW FL offshore wrecks known to harbor schools of Goliath Grouper. These dates are right at the peak of expected aggregation maximum (new moon of Sept.) I was on this boat in early Oct of 2010 with David Doubilet shooting Goliath images & video on the Baja California wreck for 2 days. We saw dozens of clustered goliath eventhough peak aggregation was well over by then. That trip inspired me to work with Ultimate Getaway to plan a dedicated trip targeted to finding goliath schools on SW FL wrecks. Here is the link to details on the trip we came up with:

2013 Ultimate Getaway Goliath & Wreck Photo Trip

Brian D.

First Underwater 360 Video with GoPros

17 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

I've completed my first 360 underwater video using multiple GoPro Hero2 cameras in a custom designed and built housing specific to this purpose. I made the first full test run with running cameras in October and unfortunately the vis was only 20 ft and I was at 70-80 fsw with fairly low light. So reds are absent even after an attempt at color correction in post. Here are links to two presentation formats:

Interactive 360 video version


This is only a start. I plan to add radial lighting to the housing over the winter.

Let me know what you think.