Steam to Get High Quality Adaptive 360 Video Streaming Service

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360 video is coming to Steam and it looks as if Valve are aiming high in terms of the quality they’re aiming to deliver to consumer VR headsets. Pixvana’s technology uses adaptive bitrates for video delivery, depending on the user’s direction of gaze.

How to Direct 360° Video

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Google’s YouTube Creator Academy shows us the finer points in 360° video production. Last year Google’s YouTube Creator Academy gave us the low-down on some of the biggest mistakes made while shooting in 360° with the video How Not To Shoot 360° Video.

Haunted Rooms 360 video

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A 360 video of real in game footage that wil make your blood run cold. Android 360 video horror games mobile thriller escape rooms VR virtual realityWe dare you to watch!

YouTube Now Offering Heatmaps for 360 Video Analytics

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Spherical YouTube videos with over 1,000 views now include ‘360° Heatmaps’ within the Analytics section of the Creator Studio. As the feature applies to any 360-degree video, heatmap data is generated from all views, regardless of what device is being used.

VLC Media Player Now Supports 360° Video

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The popular open source media player that practically plays any video format on any platform has now added support for 360° videos. The latest support comes to its desktop versions with a plan to rollout 360° support to its mobile apps in the near future as well.

360 Video Picks for Halloween

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Featured 360 Videos from the VRScout Haunted Mansion. This time we’re featuring some of the spooky 360 videos we’ll be showcasing at the VRScout Haunted Mansion tomorrow. A 3D printed 360 stop-motion animated VR film series.

New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta

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360 video combined with real-time CG and interactive elements was demonstrated on stage at today’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 keynote. Using two layers of video with 3D elements in between, it is a simple way of enhancing standard 360 video footage to make it interactive.

AMC Channel Launches 360 Video App Featuring ‘Walking Dead’ 360 Shorts

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Popular American cable TV channel AMC has launched the AMC VR app for Gear VR and Daydream featuring 360 video content, movie trailers, and more. The ‘Screening Room’ in the app grants a look at recent AMC original series trailers and behind the scenes videos.

Felix & Paul’s ‘The People’s House’ 360 Video Wins an Emmy

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The second night of the 69th Emmy Awards saw a number of nominations for virtual reality content, including rendered experiences and 360 video spanning a diverse swath of genres. You can download Felix & Paul’s Emmy award-winning video on both Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR.

President Obama Makes His 360 Video Debut

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Felix & Paul Studios got together with Oculus Studios and National Geographic to shoot 360 video footage of President Barack Obama’s recent Father’s Day trip to Yosemite National Park, becoming the first official appearance by Obama in a VR presentation.

HTC’s ‘6DOF Lite’ Mode Adds Volumetric Depth To 360 Video

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HTC brings flat 360-degree video to life with 6DOF functionality. As captivating as conventional 360-degree video can be, it pales in comparison to the level of immersion offered by volumetric content featuring 3D depth and 6DOF capabilities.

Oculus’ New 360 Capture SDK Lets You Create and Share In-Game 360 Videos and Photos

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This hopefully also means we’re getting something Oculus promised as a feature back when Home was initially announced for the consumer Rift back in the summer of 2015: 360 video previews of games. Now, all that’s possible with the 360 Capture SDK.”

Facebook Instant Articles Now Support 360 Videos and Photos

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Over a year ago Facebook launched 360 videos in the Newsfeed. And this past June, they finally launched 360 photos as well, rounding out the options creators and publishers have when it comes to sharing 360 content. News 360 Video Advertising Facebook

Casey Neistat Shows Karlie Kloss the Possibilities of 360 Video

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Exactly what is still unknown, but if we had it our way, we hope he takes a serious look at 360° video and VR storytelling. Neistat shared one of the first 360 videos shot with the Gear 360 back in March from the Oscar’s and kicked off the U.S.

YouTube Bringing 360 Videos To Your TV

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Now you can watch immersive video from the biggest screen in your house. Sarah Ali, head of living room products, took the stage to announce that 360 video is making its way to your YouTube app in home devices. News 360 Video Google Google I/O YouTube

Tiny Tank Is An Action-Packed 360 Video From SoKrispyMedia

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There’s still a lot to figure out about 360 video, which means filmmakers tend to stick to slower-paced experiences. Or you can just enjoy it as a browser-based video, too. 360 Video Experiences Tiny Tank

Nikon Turns Attention Toward 360 Video with Expert Panel

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Nikon’s foray into 360° video continued at the ‘Nikon Innovation Forum: The 360° Video Revolution’ event in NYC last week. The post Nikon Turns Attention Toward 360 Video with Expert Panel appeared first on Road to VR.

Chess World Championships to Broadcast Live in 360 Video

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One of the worlds oldest sport is to get the immersive video treatment as this November’s World Championship is to be streamed live in 360 video. The post Chess World Championships to Broadcast Live in 360 Video appeared first on Road to VR.

Facebook Update Adds 4K 360 Video Streaming Support to VR Headsets and More

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Facebook today announced new updates coming to their 360 streaming service including live 4k streaming support to VR headsets, image stabilization and a number of features that puts VR-ready 360 video more in line with the company’s standard streaming video service.

Playhouse VR: Bringing Psychedelic Consciousness to 360 Video

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Christine Heller is the co-founder and CEO of VR Playhouse, and she gave a talk with her co-founder Ian Forester at SVVR 2016 titled “How Fantasy Becomes Form” about the process of starting up a 360-degree video production studio.

The Walking Dead Surround You in this 360 Video

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This is the latest 360° video teaser for the new season of The Walking Dead. AMC teased they will be releasing more 360° videos during the rest of the season. The post The Walking Dead Surround You in this 360 Video appeared first on VRScout.

Insta360 Extension to Make Editing 360 Video in Adobe Premiere Faster, Higher Quality

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Today 360 camera marker Insta360 announced a new extension for Adobe Premiere Pro CC which will bring complete 360 post-production workflow into the video editing program. SEE ALSO Adobe Shows Method to Create Volumetric VR Video From Flat 360 Captures.

Apple Final Cut Pro X Update Adds a “Complete Toolset” for 360 Video Editing

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Among those announcements was that Final Cut Pro X would be getting support for 360 video editing. Output 360° video to a connected VR headset. Open the 360° viewer to simultaneously monitor headset and equirectangular views while editing.

The New York Times Now Publishing Daily 360° Videos

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Journalists around the world will be armed with Samsung Gear 360 cameras. The New York Times and Samsung have partnered up to launch The Daily 360 , delivering at least one 360° video every day on the publisher’s properties. Where Can You Watch The Daily 360?

The Nun’s Terrifying Escape The Abbey 3D 360 Video Is Guaranteed To Make You Jump

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It’s a promotional video for The Nun, which hits theaters on September 7th. Honestly, it’s my go-to headset for any type of 360 video because of the accessibility and wireless nature. Let us know what you think if you give the full video a watch!

Opera Browser Adds 360 Video Player for VR Headsets, Plans Full WebVR Support

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For OpenVR-compatible headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, watching streaming 360 video from from your browser is now as simple as clicking a button and putting on your headset. Only mobile VR browsers can boast having both 360 playback and WebVR in the same build currently.

Community Download: Should 360 Videos Be Considered “Real” VR?

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‘The Conjuring 2’ Might Be The Scariest 360 Video Yet

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One of the most popular things to do inside of a virtual reality headset is scare you – The post ‘The Conjuring 2’ Might Be The Scariest 360 Video Yet appeared first on UploadVR. 360 Video Experiences 360 video conjuring 2 fright horror james wan scare scared video

Immersv Raises $10.5M Investment to Bring Ads into VR and Mobile 360 Video

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Immersv, who have run successful advertising campaigns with brands like Nissan and Mountain Dew, claim their 360 degree and VR videos ‘view-through’ rates (the equivalent of a click-through on a traditional ad) is 85%.

Native 360 Video Capture Comes to First Oculus Rift Game

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The latest update to Dead and Buried brings in-game 360° image and video capture among other new features. Those looking to watch can either use standard web browser to click and drag their way through the 360° action, or use a VR headset or mobile HMD for a better experience.

Tvori Gets 360 Video Exporting, Here’s How It Looks

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An update to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive app, which aims to make animation and storytelling accessible for all, adds in the ability to export videos in the 360-degree format, both in mono and stereo.

‘Hallelujah’ Experience Bridges Gap Between 360 Video And VR

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One of my favorite things to do while rocking a VR headset is binge watch various 360-degree videos from platforms such as YouTube, Jaunt or Within. The post ‘Hallelujah’ Experience Bridges Gap Between 360 Video And VR appeared first on VRScout.

This Insanely Trippy 360 Video Will Pair Well With Your ‘Anxiety Medication’

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MLB Expands VR Content With Original 360 Video Series

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Dive deeper into the lives of baseball’s biggest up-and-comers in the new “On the Verge” 360° series. Now the organization is digging even deeper into VR with a brand new 360° video series that gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of some of MLB’s brightest young athletes.

Red Bull TV Releases Lollapalooza 360° Video Performances

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Catch some of the best performances at the festival with these killer 360° videos. You can of course relive the magic of those incredible couple of days by checking out standard 2D video, or you could step it up and immerse yourself with a series of 360° VR music performances.

How Not to Shoot 360 Video

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Making 360 videos can be tricky. After battling in the trenches of 360 video production for the past couple years, here are the pieces of advice they’d like to share. Audio is important in any video, but in 360 it provides so much more than a soundtrack.

Experience The Toughest Mudder Endurance Event Via 360 Video

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In the segment called “Dirty Work”, USA Today’s video shows runners crawling through mud under barbed wire, climbing wood boards, walking through chest-high muddy water, swimming, and much more. Tagged with: 360 video , CBS , Tough Mudder , Toughest Mudder , usa today.