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Open source GoPro / Xiaoyi camera rig for 360 video

The cooperation with various film and video makers inspired us to create a rig that meets all of their expectations regarding the 360° video environment. According to our mission of sharing knowledge with VR community around the world, we open-source our work and make the documentation of rigging systems available for all 360 video creators! With BIVROST AX6 Camera rig for 6 GoPro HERO4/HERO5/HERO6 or 6 YI 4K/4K+ you can capture your work in a unique way. A small, compact and light-weight solution is all you need to do this!

Construct your own rig

AX6 is a small, compact and light 360 solution with a great quality output. We provide you with all technical details of the design, camera positioning setups and assembly manuals for rigs designed for 6 cameras with filter mounting system. We are sharing the files that contain every single component of our rig. These components can be printed in 3D on every single printer supporting 3D format. Do not limit yourself. Create a rig for yourself with our schematics. All files are located on the BIVROST profile on thingiverse.com, where you can also find pictures of the assembled rig to see how it looks like and manuals to show you how to construct it. You are getting a ready solution of how to set up the cameras inside the rig. Thanks to the construction design we eliminate shaking during recording and help you avoid scratching of the lenses. Additionally, you will get the knowledge and technical papers on how we constructed filter mounting system that allows users to use UV and ND filters. In total, you will know how to build the most solid and lightweight rig on the market.

The designs are registered and protected by the law. You can use them for your non-commercial and personal use only.

If you are interested in the commercial use you can purchase the license here.

If you want to aply for an OEM license, please, contact us at: contact@bivrost360.com

 

See on Thingiverse

 

Main Features

  • Compatibility - with GoPro HERO4/5/6 Black and YI 4K/4K+ cameras,
  • High resolution - up to 8K for 360 video output and spherical panoramas,
  • Stability - camera positions are fixed in one place thanks to the special mounting system,
  • Functionality - filter mounting system allows mounting UV and ND filters,
  • Safety - construction designed to protect the lenses from scratching,
  • Accessibly - allows charging without removing the cameras from the rig,
  • Easy to fit - 3/8 threaded socket enables mounting to the tripod.

 The rig is a perfect solution when you:

  • Want to achieve 8K resolution in a spherical video,
  • Produce 360 trip documentary or report,
  • Shoot aerial 360 footage,
  • Shoot 360 content outside where cameras may require filters,
  • Create enchanting panoramas in RAW format.
 

Charging without removing the cameras from the rig

The design of BIVROST AX6 Camera Rig ensures the best possible setup enabling charging and file transferring through the USB cable without the necessity of removing the cameras. The holder system fixes the cameras in one place eliminating the possibility of shaking during the recording. There is no need to worry about the possible scratching since the positioning of the cameras guarantees no contact of the lenses with the surface.

 

Filter Mounting System

Anticipating the expectations of the environment and overcoming the issues troubling the video creators, our rigs have been equipped with the filter mounting system that allows the use of UV and ND filters while recording 360 videos or shooting 360 photos. Shooting spherical content is extremely hard especially when recording videos outside during a sunny day when the camera is exposed to a heavy sunlight. In that case, lens filters are necessary to modify the impact of the light and protect the camera sensor.

 

Start shooting with proper settings

By using recommended settings for GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO6 Black inside of the rig (respectively 2.7k 4:3 30fps and 4k 4:3 30fps) you will be able to reach the resolution of up to 8K. This means that the final output of your videos will have an outstanding quality. Apart from recording videos, GoPro cameras allow shooting photos in RAW format using 12 MP sensor.

Recommended GoPro settings:

SPHERICAL VIDEO  SPHERICAL PHOTO

Resolution: 4K 4:3
FPS: 30
FOV (Field of view): Wide
PT (Pro Tune): ON
Color: Flat
White Balance (WB): Native
ISO Limit: 400
Shutter: Auto
Sharpness: Low
Video Stabilisation: OFF

Resolution: 12MP
FOV (Field of view): Wide
PT (Pro Tune): ON
Color: Flat
White Balance (WB): Native
ISO Min: 100
ISO Max: 400
Shutter: Auto
Sharpness: Low
Raw format: ON

 

By using recommended settings for YI 4K and 4K+ inside of the rig (respectively 2.7k 4:3 30fps and 4k 4:3 30fps) you will be able to reach the resolution of up to 8K. Apart from recording videos, YI cameras allow shooting photos in RAW or JPG formats using 12 MP sensor.

Recommended YI settings:

SPHERICAL VIDEO  SPHERICAL PHOTO

Resolution: 4K HD 4000x3008
FPS: 30
FOV (Field of view): Wide
Metering Mode: Average
Video Quality: High
White Balance (WB): Native
Adjust Lens Distortion: OFF
Color: Flat
Shutter: Auto
ISO max: 400
Sharpness: Low
File size: Max

Resolution: 12MP
Shutter: Auto
Metering Mode: Average
White Balance (WB): Native
Color: Flat
ISO Min: 100
ISO Max: 400
Sharpness: Low
Time Stamp: OFF
File Format: RAW + JPG