Many film and video professionals are excited now about 360 cameras. Not because they are interested in VR and headsets and all that, but because with a 360 video you can create a standard video much more creatively and cheaply than with a conventional camera. You can pan, zoom, show different views all from one perfectly-stabilized video clip shot from a stationary camera. All the "direction" is done in post, not on site.
There are many demos of this on the web, but most are by vloggers walking around and showing themselves or their car with different views, and lots of gimmicky "tiny planet" video. To try this out for making a more conventional video, I shot two 360 videos from a stationary camera in two locations (GoPro Fusion) at 5.6K. I then, using keyframes, created two standard (with a slight fisheye look on purpose) 4K videos; that is, two separate views from each single stitched 360 clip. You will also see smooth pans and zooms, as if I was manipulating two cameras in real time. This is "over capture" or "free capture". And of course, you can also move with the 360 camera if you want as well, and get nicely stabilized movement. But, you do not need to.
Now, this is not a terribly creative video, just a demonstration. And I could do better pans and zooms. But you get the idea. We all expect at least 8K 360 cameras soon at reasonable cost, so that the carved out regular videos can be true 4K videos.
No need for gimbals, zoom lenses. Just sit and let the camera record, all the work is at home in an armchair, electronically directing.