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DIY 360 degree product turntable

TurnsPro have teamed up with Adaptalux to bring you a DIY product turntable.  This will allow you to create 360 degree product videos in only 10 mins.

What you will need:

  1. TurnsPro – Time Lapse Camera Mount  – the rotation for the turn table
  2. Adaptalux – Lighting Studio – different coloured lighting
  3. Cardboard – to act as the DIY turntable
  4. A3 white paper – the a white background for your product videos
  5. A round object e.g. CD – to act as a template to make your turntable circular
  6. Selotape
  7. Glue
  8. Scissors

How to make the product turntable:

TurnsPro will be used as the base for the product turntable and should be either mounted on a tripod or placed onto a table.

The video demonstrates how to use a piece of cardboard stuck onto the black disk as the base of the turntable.  However, you can actually mount any surface you want to the black disk.  We also showed an example of using slate.

Once the the turntable base is secured, set the rotation speed on the TurnsPro to be 20 seconds on infinite rotations.  This speed can be altered to be anything from 20 seconds per rotation to 10 hours per rotation.   To learn how to set the TurnsPro see this instruction video.

Set up the Adaptalux lighting studio to give the lighting conditions you want.  Ensure your product is placed in the center of the turntable otherwise the video will look wrong when you come to edit it.

Finally, setup the camera and start filming your product.  Easy!

Rotate your lighting

If you mount the Adaptalux on top of the turn table, you can keep the product static and vary the lighting.

Macro rotating videos

You can use the this turntable to film macro videos.  In this example we used a pine cone slowly rotating over a few minutes.  The different textures and lighting effects from the Adaptalux give it a great effect.

360 Product Viewers for WordPress

There are several methods of displaying 360 product shots on a website.  If you are using WordPress, we recommend using ‘Smart Product Viewer’ to easily upload your photos and convert them into rotatable product shots.

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