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. Now the Creator Academy is showing amateurs and professionals alike what they SHOULD be doing to create the best 360° content possible. for the rest of the video.

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. The company behind VLC, VideoLan , teamed up with 360° camera company Giroptic to develop the new features, which lets you display photos, panoramas and videos. News 360 Video Giroptic VLC

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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. This experience is part of YouTube RED’s 8-episode 360 series, MatPat’s Game Lab. A 3D printed 360 stop-motion animated VR film series. The post 360 Video Picks for Halloween appeared first on VRScout.

Facebook Adds 4K 360 Video Streaming Support

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Facebook announced a slew of new updates to its 360 live platform today, stepping up the features available to both creators and viewers. Since bringing live 360 video to pages and profiles back in March , we’ve seen a few VR videos pop up in our feed, but were always unsatisfied with the resolution. You can now view live streamed 360 video on Facebook in up to 4K resolution, letting you enjoy Live 360 streams in much higher fidelity.

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. When it comes to watching 360° videos, you can either watch on your laptop or mobile device. But not everyone wants to watch 360° videos on their mobile device or have a headset handy. News 360 Video Google Google I/O YouTube

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. Now Facebook is also letting publishers post 360 videos and photos to Instant Articles. Each Instant Article can contain multiple 360 photos and videos that you can explore, share, and comment on in the context of a story.

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!

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. It’s probably easiest to view the 360° video on YouTube , but if you want to really immerse yourself in these final moments of life before you’re eaten alive, you can watch on your mobile device with Google Cardboard. AMC teased they will be releasing more 360° videos during the rest of the season. News 360 Video Entertainment TV

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. There’s an op-ed piece I’ve been meaning to write for some time around the current technical state of play with regards to 360 video. At last week’s Steam Dev Days event, Valve revealed that it was to bring its own solution for the delivery of immersive video content to its content portal Steam.

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. Samsung is providing Gear 360 cameras and equipment to Times journalists to use in the field when reporting from around the world. The debut 360° video took you to Sana, Yemen to see the first-hand effects of the ongoing conflict there.

VLC Media Player Enables 360 Videos And Photos

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One major exception to this used to be 360 videos and images, but now that restriction is becoming a thing of the past. Last week, VLC revealed that it is now 360 enabled for both images and videos. The nonprofit organization Video Lan released an experimental new technical preview called VLC 360 that can be downloaded for free. VLC 360 was created through a partnership between VideoLan and the hardware company Giroptic.

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. It’s a YouTube video so you can watch it pretty easily across a range of VR headsets, including smartphone-based devices via the YouTube app on iOS and Android, web browser on Gear VR and the PS4 app for PSVR owners. Or you can just enjoy it as a browser-based video, too. 360 Video Experiences Tiny Tank

‘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. News 360 Degree Video 360 Video Hallelujah Light Field Lytro Lytro Immerge Tribeca Tribeca Film Fest Virtual Reality VR Within

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. As part of the “Summer of Bullets” update released Monday for the Rift game Dead and Buried , the company announced a slew of new features now available for the game, including a native in-game recording system that allows you to capture and share 360° images and footage. The update also includes support for mixed reality video capture as well.

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. During this years HTC Vive Ecosystem Conference, HTC unveiled a new service that injects 6DOF functionality into a conventional monoscopic 360-degree video, allowing users to move their heads in any direction up to one meter.

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

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. You can can catch the new 12 minute video in a variety of ways. The post President Obama Makes His 360 Video Debut appeared first on Road to VR.

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

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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. Virtual reality and 360-degree videos are designed to put the audience in the center of the video’s universe so really have to put yourself in their shoes. Since the viewer is at the center of the action, some of the things video creators are accustomed to don’t translate to 360.

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. And these are just the subjects of the first four episodes, with more videos featuring other players planned to release during key moments of the MLB season. “We

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. Thanks to the fine folks over at Red Bull TV, you can now dive head-first into some of the Chicago festival’s best live performances via a series of 360° VR videos.

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! Tagged with: 360 video , The Conjuring , The Nun Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post The Nun’s Terrifying Escape The Abbey 3D 360 Video Is Guaranteed To Make You Jump appeared first on UploadVR.

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. Captured by a 360 camera placed under a gazebo, an animated dinosaur appears in the park outside.

CollegeHumor Releases 360 Video Series Highlighting Best of Presidential History

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The infamous comedy website CollegeHumor.com has begun releasing a series of comedic 360 videos on YouTube centered around pivotal moments in U.S. The 1600 In 360 series will feature 6 short-form episodes, each highlighting a different president and a comedically-skewed interpretation of their biggest hurdles while in office. The videos will have you laughing, learning and yes at a few points cringing (a few jokes fall further than flat).

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. The new feature provides a visual representation of low to high attention areas of the video, helping to inform content creators of what aspects of a 360-degree scene are engaging viewers the most. As the feature applies to any 360-degree video, heatmap data is generated from all views, regardless of what device is being used.

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. 360 360 video CBS Tough Mudder Toughest Mudder usa todayObstacle courses, marathons, and similar events have become increasingly popular and intricate over the years.

Vimeo Finally Adds 360 Video Support With Extensive Tutorials

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Vimeo didn’t pick the best timing to announce its support for 360 video streaming, but it’s finally here at least. The online video service yesterday announced Vimeo 360 , its new platform that allows any to upload panoramic content that can be hosted in up to 8K. Pro and Business members will also be able to sell their 360 content just like they can standard videos. You can see an example of 360 content running on its player below.

Valve Launches 360 Video Player For High-End PC’s

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Steam VR expands its services with native 360-degree video support. . Now Valve is dipping their toes into VR video with its own custom 360 video player. Currently available via public beta, Steam 360 Video allows users to view 360-degree movies, shows and other non-linear VR formats within your headset instantaneously and without the need for a separate application. The post Valve Launches 360 Video Player For High-End PC’s appeared first on VRScout.

5 Ways Traditional Storytelling Changes With 360° Video

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When filming in 360°, you can throw traditional storytelling techniques out the window. Shooting in 360° forces you to approach filmmaking in a new way, to ask yourself what a story is at its core, and to question how and why a story needs to be told in this new medium. Here are five ways shooting in 360° challenges you to tap into its potential and rethink video storytelling: 1. 360° video prevents filmmaker bias.

Facebook Adds Live 360° Video and Creative Tools to Spaces

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The first, you’ll see be able to live stream in full 360 ° from within Spaces. But soon, you’ll be able to watch these livestreams in full 360 ° —meaning, if they popped on their headset (like the upcoming Oculus Go standalone HMD ), they’d be able to “be there” for the livestream. The post Facebook Adds Live 360° Video and Creative Tools to Spaces appeared first on VRScout. Social VR just went next-level.

How 360 Video Enhances Marketing: An Experience Within An Experience

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VR and 360 video can replace the inert swag bag and help consumers deeply engage with a brand. Whether a striking cinematic journey at a charity soiree, or a fun, branded experience at a retail store, VR/360 video in all its lifelikeness is the perfect digital complement to experiential marketing at live events. But now that any marketing team can get its hands on a VR or 360 device, the differentiator will be quality in a world of quantity. 360 Video RYOT

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. 360 video isn’t quite the same as immersing yourself inside a full 3D world with positional tracking, but it’s a lot easier to get into. VR animation app Tvori is making it even easier for people to watch its content inside headsets.

Facebook Ends Samsung Gear VR Software Updates, 360 Video Downloads & Films

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Further, users will no longer be able to access films or download the Oculus Video app. No Updates, No Films, No New 360 Video Users. From today, the Oculus Video and Oculus 360 Photos apps will no longer be able to be downloaded on Gear VR. The post Facebook Ends Samsung Gear VR Software Updates, 360 Video Downloads & Films appeared first on UploadVR. Facebook is ending software updates for the Samsung Gear VR.

‘Alien: Covenant’ Delivers Gory 360° Video Teaser

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Experience the incredibly graphic birth of a Neomorph alien in this now available 360-degree video. FoxNext, the video game and theme park division of Fox responsible for the 360-degree short, used CGI assets directly from the films production which were provided by Technicolor-owned VFX house MPC and produced in partnership with RSA Films , the production shingle of Ridley Scott, director of the original Alien , the 2012 prequel Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.

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. Below are some of VR Playhouse’s 360-degree video productions: Missing Pieces – Honda 360 music video. Teaser of “Surrogate,” an interactive CGI mixed with 360 video.

Jump Inside Elon Musk’s Space Tesla In This 360 Video

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Either way, you can get a taste of what sitting in the eco-friendly space vessel might be like with this 360 video. 360 Video Experiences elon muskMeanwhile, in the real world, Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket is now on its way to Mars, but the Tesla Roadster it dropped off on the way (yes we did say real world) might be headed somewhere else.