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Taking 360-Degree Photos With Sound Using Your Phone

Here is a very easy way to take 360-degree photos with sound, using your smartphone and a free app from Google called Cardboard Camera.

  1. Go to the Play Store and search for the Cardboard Camera app.
  2. Install and open the app.
  3. Within the app go to the Your Photos tab and tap on the camera icon at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Stand at the center of the scene you want to capture and tap on the orange button (you can turn sound recording on and off by tapping on the icon at the right of the orange button).
  5. Slowly rotate following the direction and speed indicated by the app.
  6. Wait until the image has been processed and added to Your Photos, then tap on it.
  7. Tap on the orange VR icon at the bottom of the screen.
  8. Place your smartphone in your VR headset and enjoy your picture in 360 degrees.

Pros.

- The Cardboard Camera app is free and easy to use.
- It works with any regular VR headset that can fit your smartphone. You don't need to own an actual Google Cardboard headset.
- The 360-degree photos are added to your phone's photo gallery and can be shared with other people, just as any other photos.

Cons.

- It will only include in the photo what the camera captures horizontally, meaning that the bottom and top of the scene won't be in the picture. Instead, you will see a blurred effect when looking up and down in VR mode.


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