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Virtual Reality: Using the Samsung Gear 360 Camera

This guide give you information on Virtual Reality services provided by the Radcliffe Science Library, along with links to helpful Virtual Reality viewing and capturing resources and tips.

Samsung Gear 360 Manual

Gear 360 Mobile App

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss using the service, feel free to contact us at newtech.rsl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Gear 360 Layout


Images taken from the Samsung Gear 360 Manual, can be found on the top right of this page or on the Samsung website here: https://resources.samsungdevelopers.com/Samsung_Gear_360/05_Download_Gear_360_User_Manual

Toggle between single(180) or dual lens(360)

Different Lens Modes:
Single lens Front: In single lens mode, use the front camera to capture 180-degree videos or photos.

Single lens Rear: In single lens mode, use the rear camera to capture 180-degree videos or photos.
Dual lens: In single lens mode, use both the front and rear cameras simultaneously to capture 360-degree videos or photos.


How to Change with a Samsung Galaxy S7
1.[Gear 360] Turn on the Gear 360 by pressing and hold the 'Power' key
2.[S7] Open the 'Gear 360' App
3.[S7] Tap the Gear 360 icon in the bottom right corner to connect the S7 to the Gear 360
4.[S7] Tap 'Mode' in the bottom left corner to toggle between the lens mode


How to Change without a Samsung Galaxy S7
1. Press the Menu key until Settings appears, and then press the OK key to select it.

2. Press the Menu key until Switch lens appears, and then press the OK key to select it.
3. Press the Menu key until the camera you want to use appears, and then press the OK key to select it.

Tips for shooting 360 Video

A great instructional video on how to not shoot 360 video. This is a must watch for everyone new to this technology.


Video created by YouTube Creator Academy
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWYKrePZwkM
More​ info: https://youtube.com/creatoracademy/page/lesson/360-production

How to Take a Picture

Take a Picture With a Samsung Galaxy S7
1.[Gear 360] 
Turn on the Gear 360 by pressing and hold the 'Power' key
2.[Gear 360] Press the Menu key to toggle to 'Photo'
3.[S7] Open the 'Gear 360' App
4.[S7]Tap the Gear 360 icon in the bottom right corner to connect the S7 to the Gear 360
5.[S7] Tap the photo icon to take a picture


Take a Picture Without a Samsung Galaxy S7​
1.
 Turn on the Gear 360 by pressing and hold the 'Power' key
2. Press the Menu key to toggle to 'Photo'
5. Press the OK Key to take a photo.

How to Record a Video

Take a Video With a Samsung Galaxy S7
1.[Gear 360] Turn on the Gear 360 by pressing and hold the 'Power' key
2.[Gear 360] Press the Menu key to toggle to 'Video'
3.[S7] Open the 'Gear 360' App
4.[S7]Tap the Gear 360 icon in the bottom right corner to connect the S7 to the Gear 360
5.[S7] Tap the video icon to start recording, tap again to stop


Take a Video Without a Samsung Galaxy S7
1. Press the Menu key until Video appears, and then press the OK key to select it.
2. Press the OK key to record a video.
3. While recording, the camera status light will flash red and the recording time will appear on the camera status screen.
4. Press the OK key to finish recording the video.
5. The video will be saved in the memory card of the Samsung Gear 360.