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LG 360 Cam: Good, but all the pieces don't line up yetThe camera creates good spherical photos and video with ease, but sharing your shots is definitely a work in progress.
[MUSIC] I haven't come across anyone yet who isn't wowed by 360 video. And, its devices like LG's 360 Cam that are going to let more people in on the action. Out of the box there's a lot to like. Like about this $200 point and shoot [UNKNOWN] camera. It's small for one and once you put in a micro-SD card you can take quick photos and videos with ease. And when you're done it stores in this case that doubles as a handle. Paired with an Android or iOS device in LG360 Cam Manager app. You can do much more though like preview your shot, change camera settings including shutter speed and white balance. Turn on a self timer and even shoot with just one lens like a regular wide angle camera. After that, you can head to the gallery to see the results but that's where things break down a bit. To view anything, you have to download to your phone first and from there you can share them, but only as a flat equirectangular view Unless you upload your photos to Google Street View or your video to YouTube and Facebook. There's also no simple way to edit the clips before you do. Basically, LG did well with the capture part but still has some work to do with what comes after. [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO]