I pays to get up early. Sometimes.
A while back I created some effect strips for 360 video in Blender. Unfortunately, Blender's video sequence editor has no support for plugins, so the only way to get the effects really integrated would be to get my effect strips merged with the main Blender tree. This was too much work, so I decided to go look for some other video editor - one with plugin support - and I came across Shotcut. Shotcut's plugin support is much better than Blender's, and while the compositing features in Shotcut lags Blender's, it's much more of a proper video editor.
The Carl Schmeiss Postitar 44/32 is a premium quality pinhole lens, hand-made from the best Post-It notes, a pencil and a Kenko extension tube. With excellent 3d-pop (the optics pop right out if you press with your thumb) and micro-contrast (the contrast is micro, not the micro stuff having contrast), and wonderful creamy bokeh along with a warm color cast reminding you of a summer day, it is a lens for pro photographers who want to take their art to the next level.
View from the top.
A natural playground.
Driving down the canyon.
Seeing the woods for all the trees.
The world's biggest tree, by volume.
Catching the sunset on the way back to the motel.
My breakfast place.
A quick detour to see the sunset.
A view of Alcatraz and a container ship through fog.
The Ricoh Theta is a fun toy, but to really play with it you need to be able to edit the video you capture. Blender being my favorite tool for this, I decided to try to add some functions I thought were missing to it.