In June 2018, Facebook announced support for 3D-180 video. Along with that post, Facebook made available a detailed PDF guide for how to stream or share 3D-180 video on Facebook. This post is a condensed version of that guide, and focuses on uploading video to personal profiles.Read More
I’ve tested the Oculus Go VR headset extensively with Synology NAS units as media servers (using the Gallery app in the headset), and it’s worked flawlessly for videos, even at high bitrates. My standard method of loading video content onto my Go is to copy video file(s) over the network onto my Synology NAS, browse to the media server using Gallery (in headset), and stream or download the file. I find this easier to do than connecting the Go to my computer using a cable.Read More
The monoscopic bullet time video created by the Insta360 ONE camera can easily be converted to a 3D video by showing it separately to each eye with a time offset (1 frame). Because the camera is in motion (mostly) horizontally, a time delay creates a virtual left and right eye's point of view.Read More
360 video comparison from 11 360 cameras in September, 2017, including Z CAM S1, Garmin VIRB 360 (raw and in-camera stitch), Insta360 ONE, Xiaomi MiJia Sphere, Samsung Gear 360 (2017), Samsung Gear 360 (2015), Insta360 Nano, Nikon KeyMission 360, Ricoh Theta S, LG 360 Cam, and Giroptic iO (pre-production).
Original videos were placed in a 3840 x 1920 timeline and exported as h.264 at 50-65 Mbps VBR. Download the video and sideload it into a Samsung Gear VR or other headset to see it in the best possible quality.
I caught up with Avegant at their Redwood City headquarters and had a chance to try out a pre-production Glyph personal theater headset, which had literally been flown back from manufacturing in China a day or two earlier. I backed Glyph on Kickstarter almost a year ago and have been following its progress closely as the company has moved from early prototype to having plans to ship in late January.Read More
Bathing babies is fun! I’m learning from the best. (WARNING: CRYING BABY SOUNDTRACK!)