GoPro MAX
I got the GoPro MAX as my introduction into 360 cameras.
It does something my iPhone/handphone camera can't. Take 360 photos/videos, and so I felt that gave me something new that I previously never really had.
Pros:
    No need to worry about:
      framing
      stabilization
      horizontal leveling
    Capturing the atmosphere, feel, and experience of a place
Cons:
    No remote, have to use voice commands
    Remember to rest camera on its side
    iOS issues:
      iOS doesn't support saving 360 photos/videos to the native Photos app
      iPadOS
        doesn't do vertical/landscape orientation well
          Sometimes it goes vertical, when I want landscape
      Wish you can speed up or slow down a video
      YouTube 90 second limit when exporting from the iOS/iPadOS app
        Workaround: AirDrop the file to your macOS, this will export it into an mp4 file.
        Upload the mp4 file
      Cannot stitch videos on iOS/iPadOS
        Sucks when TimeWarp splits videos at 6m40sec
    Facebook issues:
      Cannot upload 360 from iOS
        Works ok when uploading file from Desktop
      PowerPano upload doesn't view in Pano
        Doesn't work on iOS or Desktop
    Instagram:
      No support for 360 photos or videos
    Google Photos:
    YouTube
      Doesn't natively support the .360 video files
      Have to export to .mp4 and then upload
      YouTube compression doesn't seem that good, will have to experiment
      90 second limit when exporting from the iOS/iPadOS app
    Memory Card
      You need to take battery out to take the memory card out
      May consider putting a tape on the memory card so I can yank it out
    GoPro Player (macOS Desktop App)
      Cannot stitch videos together
      5.6k and 4k export is only available without reframing
        5.6k ProRes, 10min file took 22mins to render on a MacBook Pro 2017 16GB ram, 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
          FileSize: 49.38GB
      Reframing
        Limits exports to either: 1080p or 720p
      Cannot speed up videos either
    Video Mode
      360 @ night, walking
        Jitters around the lights
          No stabilization?
        A lot of visual noise, doesn't do well in low light
Manuals:
Notes:
    Voice Commands, alternative for a remote
      GoPro, capture
      GoPro, stop capture
      GoPro, start recording
      GoPro, HiLight
      GoPro, stop recording
      GoPro, take a photo
      GoPro, start time lapse
      GoPro, stop time lapse
      GoPro, turn off
      GoPro, Video mode
      GoPro, Photo mode
      GoPro, Time lapse mode
    TimeWarp
      360
        360 does not have "auto" mode
        10x setting
          Not good for casual walking
        No sound
        Might be better to record in video mode, and then speed it up manually in an editor (not GoPro's app) or YouTube (max Playback is 2x)
          This will at least include sound
        Splits video at 6mins 40seconds (400 seconds)
          Raw .360 file size: 4.01GB
          AirDropped mp4 file size: 3.33GB
    Video
      360
        No stabilization
        Splits video at 8mins 2 seconds (482 seconds)
          Raw: 4GB
    GoPro Plus
      If you are buying accessories, it may make sense to get GoPro Plus because you'd make back the same money
Apps:
Resources:
360 viewers:
Editors:
Accessories:

Technical Notes

AirDrop from iPadOS to macOS:
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Filming

When filming, you have to consider where the content is going to be consumed.
Two perspectives
    VR mode
      Facebook
      YouTube
      GoPro Player
    Spherical
      GoPro Player

VR Mode

Hold the camera mostly at eye level, you'll get a more comfortable view of yourself when rewatching the videos.
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