World's First Aerial 360 Video Over North Korea

World’s First Aerial 360 Video Over North Korea

On 2017 September 24, I filmed the world’s first aerial 360° video over Pyongyang. I originally brought two 360° cameras up in the air. They were the newly launched Ricoh Theta V and a custom-built 360° camera assembled from a Yi 4K+ action cam with the original lens replaced by an Entaniya 280° fisheye lens. Unfortunately, the Ricoh Theta V was brand new with the launch firmware and it froze after less than 5 minutes of turning it on. For the remainder of the flight, I relied solely on the custom rig to capture this video. (The Ricoh Theta V was perfect and stable after a follow-up revision). I am extremely grateful to North Korea for opening up their airspace above Pyongyang for me to shoot this rare aerial footage.

Read the news about this milestone

  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/10/19/the-north-korean-capital-looks-great-from-the-sky-just-as-the-kim-regime-wants/
  2. https://rocketnews24.com/2017/10/20/971353/
  3. https://www.nknews.org/gallery/come-fly-with-me-an-exclusive-360-birds-eye-look-at-pyongyang/
  4. https://www.businessinsider.sg/360-aerial-video-pyongyang-north-koreas-bizarre-capital-2017-10/
  5. https://www.dwnews.com/全球/60018616/罕见惊人平壤全景鸟瞰图曝光视频

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