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Brian LaCount
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Hey BGG!
We're a new podcast group called The Spoken Dork, talking about video games, board games, love, and friendship.

We have just uploaded our first public 360 video of us playing Spartacus: The Board Game! As with the game, the video contains very strong language so be warned.


The 360 camera is sitting on the table itself, hence the title "On The Table". You can use your phone or PC to rotate the camera around and check out the game from the angle you want. It's also compatible with VR headsets.

We're looking for feedback on this new format of video. Still tinkering with the settings so any comments are appreciated. The camera overheated a few times so the video skips some large portions of the game but there's still about an hour of footage.

Thanks a lot!
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Sounds awesome. I just played with one of these camera's last week and this same concept came to mind.

Keep it up. Sounds like fun.
And: film playing Battlestar Galactica.
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Curiously what camera did you use?
 
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Gregg S.
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I plan on doing the same thing (record gaming sessions in 360), but probably not for YouTube.

I didn't like the video quality of the first camera I bought a couple of weeks ago (360Fly 4k), so I returned it.

I, too, am curious which camera you are using and how you like it so far.
 
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This is frigging awesome dude
 
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This is the best board game video available on Youtube.
 
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Brian LaCount
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Wow! Thanks a lot for the great response, everyone! I really didn't expect this kind of reception. We'll try to keep it up and improve.

The camera is a Samsung Gear 360. We were recording in 4k but the unit kept overheating and shutting down. Not ideal for long board games. We're going to try it again with a lower video setting to see if that fixes the issue. We're also going to try using microphones for each person so the audio comes through cleaner.

I'm going to see if Samsung's engineers can allow me to change the zero angle of the camera so I can hang the cam from the ceiling light right above the board. It should provide an excellent view.

Thanks for the suggestion, Joe. We will certainly look at playing Battlestar Galactica in the future!
 
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