2012 was the year of the 360Rig, the worlds first fully spherical video rig, the first video rig without nadir blind spot or nadir hole, and proved a great success. It was based on Gopro Hero2 cameras, and was available from early 2012 to the end of 2012.
The development begun late 2011 as a proof of concept, followed several design iterations, until it finally settled on the 360Rig V4.1.1 design, utilizing Gopro Hero2 cameras inside:
It featured air vent holes, an internal fan (custom upgrade), a custom wireless remote (about 10m range), external power (via 8-22V LiPo batteries), custom electronics inside, an audio sync, and a max resolution of 4000x2000px at up to 48 fps (protunes). The SD cards were accessible from the outside, making quick card loading possible. The packaging included a pelican case, 2 batteries and a LiPo charger.
The price for the prototype 360Rig was $4500.
If you are planning to convert your (old) 6 Hero2 cameras into a 360Rig, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to organize shipping etc.
The price for the conversion is $1500.