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HeroSnugConverter converts HeroSnug into a panoramic head for fully spherical panoramas.
HeroSnug with HeroSnugConverter allows you to shoot similar panoramas as e.g. Panohero-Maxi-H6B but it gives you more options - and more responsibility - with respect to the choice of shooting directions.
Put HeroSnugConverter onto a monopod or onto a tripod with a separate rotator. Attach HeroSnug to the upper link of HeroSnugConverter such that your GoPro Hero look towards the horizon in portrait position. Shoot a spin of at least five shots. You can stitch these to a cylindrical panorama of 360x120 degree.
Now swivel HeroSnug such that your camera looks up to the zenith. Take one or two shots. Swivel down to the nadir and take similar shots. You can stitch these seven or more images to a fully spherical panorama of 360x180 degrees.
Overall, with HeroSnug plus HeroSnugConverter you have these options for shooting from a monopod or tripod:
Video or individual photos in landscape orientation.
Video or individual photos in portrait orientation.
Set of four photos in landscape orientation for a 360x90 degree cylindrical panorama.
Set of five photos in portrait orientation for a 360x120 degree cylindrical panorama.
Set of seven photos in portrait orientation for a 360x180 degree spherical panorama.
HeroSnugConverter was designed on request of a customer. It provides a partial solution only and must be completed with certain extra parts by the customers temselves to put it into use:
Mandatory, separately available: HeroSnug.
Mandatory, not included: Handle with threaded bolt for attachment of HeroSnug to upper link.
Mandatory, not included, comes with HeroSnug: Nut for attachment of HeroSnugConverter to tripod. The nut snaps into the base. For sources of steel nuts and for instructions regarding insertion, removal and replacement of the nut see Panohero-Mini-Maxi.
Optional, not included: Bubble level (h 7mm, Ø 12mm), to be inserted into the housing on the side of the base.