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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

This is How NOT to Shoot 360 Video, According to YouTube

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YouTube tells budding VR film-makers what not to do when shooting an immersive 360 in this excellent crash course in this fledgling but ever more popular form of content. YouTube is of course owned by Google, with the latter digging deep on 360 video.

NASA’s Amazing New 360 Video Shows Astronauts Practicing Space Walks

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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.

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

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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.”

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.

Watch VR Help Kids Lose Their Fear of Water With This Brilliant 360 Video

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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

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.

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%.

Kellogg’s Dives into VR With USA Olympic Swimmer Tom Shields’ Underwater 360 Video

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‘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.

Facebook Adds 360 Video Guide and Heatmap Tools

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With more than 250,000 360 videos uploaded to Facebook since the feature launched in News Feed last September , publishers have been looking to Facebook to provide even more tools to help them better engage with audiences. 360 Video Guide. 360 Video Heatmap.

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. The post Facebook Adds Live 360° Video and Creative Tools to Spaces appeared first on VRScout. News Facebook Spaces Facebook Spaces Live 360 Facebook Spaces Quill OC4 Quill

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 videos will have you laughing, learning and yes at a few points cringing (a few jokes fall further than flat).

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.

‘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. The post ‘Alien: Covenant’ Delivers Gory 360° Video Teaser appeared first on VRScout.

Google Spotlight’s Heart-Warming ‘Pearl’ is One of the Best YouTube 360 Videos Yet

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YouTube’s 360 videos usually bring us to exotic locations and get up close with sports stars and wildlife. The post Google Spotlight’s Heart-Warming ‘Pearl’ is One of the Best YouTube 360 Videos Yet appeared first on UploadVR.

360 Videos Can Be Narrative And These Projects Want To Prove It

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

360 Videos Get a Move On with Indy Mogul’s $650 Remote Controlled Camera Dolly

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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.

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.

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Top 8 Media Using 360° Videos for Immersive News Stories

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Immersive media is a collective term that incorporates 360-degree video, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and volumetric capture (includes both CGI and 3-D scanning). Its videos are hosted on AP's own VR page , Facebook and YouTube.

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Google Filmmaker’s Insights Outline Path For Trailblazing 360 Video Creators

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You Haven’t Seen Anything Like This ‘Suicide Squad’ 360 Camera Rig

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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. A 3D printed 360 stop-motion animated VR film series.