The 360 camera edits out the extension pole. Shorter poles disappear. I was using a very light 9 foot long telescoping pole made of carbon fiber...so it bends a bit. If you look carefully at the shots in the Hong Kong video (watch my hands) you can sometimes see it.
The 360 camera captures a 5.4k Spherical video or photograph. After filming, I edit the video to "re-frame" only what I want to show up on a normal video. I can pan, zoom, etc as needed. the downside, is that "re-framed" shots are 1080p as they are only capturing a small part of the 5.4k image. As I said before...the Hero 8 footage (even Hero 5,6,7 footage) looks much better in comparison.
I can also just keep it in 360 mode to use in VR. On Facebook for example, I added the raw video of the Ferry...and friends could manipulate the Video to either look at me, the Ferry, or the Harbor view from a 360 degree perspective.
I've taken similar shots with the Karma Grip. They are not as dramatic. I have to angle the extension pole so that it is out of the shot.
NOTE: I did not use the Karma for the above photos. My drone actually has a "Smart" function that will capture multiple photos for this purpose. it spins around and takes 12 photos, "up", "middle", and "down" on 4 sides of the drone. This is something you could do manually with the Karma.
My drone with "stitch" the photos together...but the outcome is often subpar...so I do it myself.
i was in a sand dune park near where i live to test the distance ot the karma drone.
Im happy to say that i got more than 500 meters distance and at 60meters altitude with no disconnections from drone/controller and live feed. Except for a bit of sluggish and eventually freezing 1-2 seconds of video livefeed. I still didnt get any disconnections whatsoever.
id like to upload to youtube but im not sure what encoding/format i should render my 2.7k file from karma to davinci and out.