IBC 2012: A unique camera kit that can be thrown into the air to capture panoramic still images will be demonstrated at IBC.

The Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera takes a full spherical panorama when thrown into the air. At the peak of its flight, a full panoramic image is captured instantaneously by 36 2-megapixel mobile phone camera modules.

Inventor Jonas Pfeil said: “Conventional techniques for capturing panoramic images have either a low resolution or cannot be used with moving subjects. With this technology, every direction is covered, even up and down, and the single images are combined into a single panoramic image. It can capture scenes with many moving objects without producing ghosting artefacts.”

Pfeil and his business partners are currently seeking an investor or third party to license out further development and production.