Bringing great-looking video experiences to VR can be challenging, and container apps are only half the battle. 3D-180 video allows for higher-quality stereoscopic experiences with fewer resources spent on production. We'll cover best practices for creating 3D-180 video for distribution and playback in Oculus Go through a live workshop.Read More
I've been getting this question from a bunch of people, so I wanted to write it up for sharing. Oculus Gallery for Oculus Go is a wonderful player for playing back local and cloud-stored personal video. It supports 360 and 180 (mono and stereoscopic) and flat video, and also supports spatial audio. If a user's goal is to play back local media, Gallery is a fantastic option.Read More
In March 2018, I shot and edited a stereoscopic 3D-180 mini-documentary about Bob Kramer, one of the most well-known kitchen knife makers in the world. This is a case study about the project, which was conceived to develop a workflow to enable a single person to generate high-quality stereoscopic video content for VR headsets. Also, Bob’s work is gorgeous, and it was a good opportunity to create an experience to describe what he does!Read More
In February, I accompanied sloth scientist Bryson Voirin to Panama in search of sloths. Armed with a stereoscopic 180 camera and an ambisonic audio recorder, my goal was to capture footage of sloths in the most immersive way possible. The result is a short video that includes footage nearly 100' up a fig tree and makes you feel like you're exploring the rainforest with Dr. Voirin, in search of sloths.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.
Simple video editing can be frustrating for content creators whom aren't familiar with the process, and even people who work with video every day can struggle to find the right tools to accomplish quick edits. One issue is that most video editors force video re-encoding upon export, which results in potentially-long render times as well as degradation in quality. Here's how to do simple editing without re-encoding your final video.Read More