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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.”

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

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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.

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.

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

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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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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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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

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

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‘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.

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).

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

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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.

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.

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?

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

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Watch The Microsoft HoloLens Project a 360-Video Into the Real World

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The President and First Lady Invite You on a White House Tour in New 360 Video

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360 videos can do a lot of things, but what makes them the most remarkable is their ability to transport you inside new locations. The above video was created through a joint effort between Oculus and Felix and Paul.

30 Paralympians To Record 360 Video Blogs During 2016 Games Courtesy Of Samsung

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Facebook Frees Its VR Camera to Push 360 Video Everywhere

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The post Facebook Frees Its VR Camera to Push 360 Video Everywhere appeared first on WIRED. Facebook envisions a day when anyone can broadcast a VR version of their lives right in the moment. But getting there will take a whole lot of cameras.

Netflix Releases Creepy ‘Stranger Things’ 360 Video

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‘Lost’ From Oculus Story Studio Makes The Jump To Mobile VR As 360 Video

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For its debut on the less-powerful Gear VR headset, the project has been repurposed as a 360 video rather than a full, PC-powered, VR experience that allows for robust features like positional tracking. Lost 360 will be free on the Oculus Store.

TABEL Premiere: 360 Film Night With Google And Upload In San Francisco

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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.

‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader VR Experience Teaser Video Released by ILMxLAB

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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. Steam 360 Video Player currently hosts eight different pieces of virtual reality content.