In all my years in the world of consumer tech, one of the most exciting experiences I have seen is Virtual Reality. VR provides an immersive viewing experience by allowing allows users to move their heads up, down and in full 360 degrees while watching a video. It’s the closest thing to really teleporting into a virtual world. Using a 360 degree video capture device like the V.360 camera, a pair of VR goggles and a VR capable application viewers can immerse themselves and others in experiences such as a concert, a black diamond skiing slope, a vacation or family event. Although a Star Trek like holodeck experience is not possible (yet), there are some amazing use cases for VR....
The Spring Paddleboard race season has begun. Get the boards out of the garage, dust them off and mount the V.360 HD Sports Action Camera to the front of the board to capture your entire paddle session in 360 degrees. Share with your friends and family and get them out to the local lake front or beach and capture the memories in 360 degrees. "Happy Paddling"
As winter exits and spring appears we are reminded of how much fun snow (in moderation) can be. This 360 degree video is presented as a single, flat panoramic that shows front, back and side views simultaneously. Which also begs the question, how would the Nights Watch at The Wall benefit from the V360 camera's surveillance mode.. "And now his blog has ended"
The folks at CAMERA TOWN recently published an article which could serve as a primer for shooting in 360 degrees. The author spent quite a bit of time with the V360 camera and did a marvelous job describing all of its features and use cases. Its a great read for anyone who is interested in the use cases for 360 degree video or considering the purchase the V360 camera. Check out the full article here
The V360 camera's companion app on iOS and Android are now compatible with Google Cardboard. I used goggles by DoDo and it worked just as well. The application when inserted into the goggles splits the screen between the right and left eye which, long story short, simulates a 3D effect. This can be done while live streaming video or watching footage you have already shot. Its a really cool, inexpensive way to enjoy VR "on the go" http://www.slashgear.com/vsn-mobil-v-360-camera-hits-mobile-vr-with-google-cardboard-25370518/