How to add 360 photo / video to a WordPress site?

WP-VR-view is a clever 360 plugin for WordPress developed by Alexander Tumanov and allows to easily add Photo Spheres, 360 video to WordPress websites!

We will be testing out the plugin with our own 360 content soon! Check out the video that shows how to do it step by step on your own WordPress blog:

For more information head visit the authors pages on Facebook, GitHub

First GoPro Omni reviews are up!

Some time ago GoPro released news about the GoPro Omni Rig. Genlocked cameras packaged in one box are now in the wild and some users have already got the first demo rigs for reviews.

Jeremy Sciarappa has posted on his YouTube channel a complete review of the new system:

Check it out it seems like a complete product but still has some limitations. Shame its not a 3D 360 out of the box, but I guess we will have to wait for that a little longer?

Source img: The verge

 

How NOT to shoot in 360

YouTube Creators program released a cool video that people new to 360 film making should check out. It outlines the basics limitations of 360 cameras and talks about how the audience may feel  for example if you put the camera on a selfie stick and carry it next to yourself. Turns our if you want to have the camera in motion its a good idea to shoot in car. Check it out!

One of our first 360 videos was shot in a car, take a look. Beware its in Polish 🙂

Captured in 360 Degrees by Vogue Rodney Mullen New Tricks

Rodney Mullen, who three decades ago invented many of the tricks on which modern skateboarding is based, steps inside fashion photographer Steven Sebring’s revolutionary 360 studio for his first major release of footage in 12 years, including several never seen before moves. Watch the exclusive short film Liminal here.


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Rodney Mullen Debuts New Tricks, Captured in 360 Degrees

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Director: Steven Sebring

Kodak sp 360 4K camera mount 3d printed + Xiro Drone

Long time no posts! I have been busy trying to work out how to mount 360 cameras on a consumer drone. As it turns out its possible! I was worried about that the Kodak sp 360 4K dual cameras will be to heavy for a drone like Xiro to get some lift!

Design was done in Autodesk 123D free modeling software.  I first looked at some other 3D printed drone dampers and remixed for using the Kodak 360 4K mount. If you find this interesting or would like to 3D print your own drone mount for 360 cameras please let me know in the comments below! 🙂

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Hugvr is the easiest way to livestream 360° video

Norikazu Takagi CEO of Ducklings Inc. living in Japan is making “The easiest way to 360 degree livestream service. Currently supporting Ricoh Theta 360 cameras, soon Gear 360 and  Nikon Keymission & Vuse support is planned.

We reached out to him and asked a few questions. His story is that he would want to attened his grand-sons wedding but he cannot move from bed. Many people may be in a similar situation where they would like to be part of something but cannot because of physical distance. Hugvr letts users easily stream and (coming soon) embed 360 video is about to change that. Head on to HUG(β): https://hugvr.com/and have a look how 360 livestreaming currently works. The company is based in Japan.  http://ducklings.jp/

Norikazu asked about what does he think about the current 360 cameras and what can be improved for user experience replied:

In the next two years, the function will be greatly improved.
A lot of people will have as in the previous digital camera that smartphone will be released. Image quality and FPS will be improved, then users can good experience with HMD .

Amazing 360 video by BBC ‘Titanosaur’ In VR With David Attenborough.

The 360 video was a three-month production, according to Deane, that shot at England’s historic Pinewood Studios. It was a 3 month production. We filmed Sir David, on a scissor lift, against green screen at Pinewood Studios shot at 6K 60fps on a Red Dragon. The quality of the video is top notch. It really can’t get better then that. Well, maybe if it was in 3D…

BBC is currently producing a series of 360 videos that will be published in October once the first batch of VR headsets hits the market. This video is a great example of using the 360 medium. VR being used together blending of live action and CG that conveys an epic sense of scale. What is here more to say, just go see the video!

Samsung Gear 360 camera looks familiar

Samsung Gear 360 camera to be released soon. Check out how the camera looks and sample videos. Stiching is not perfect as for video quality it seems that its on the same level as the Kodak SP 360 4K camera. See for yourself:

The camera can create a live preview of what the Gear 360’s dual, 195-degree fisheye lenses are seeing and capture 30 megapixel still images up to 3840 x 1920 resolution, which would be a higher-than-average resolution than other cams out there. Two microphones also mean the Gear 360 can record audio in stereo.

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Each lens has a light f/2.0 and see’s 195 degree’s fov. The camera can record video and with help of the new Samsung S7 it can stich and create timelapse in full 360 degree’s. The user can look around the scene all around.

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Behind the lenses the camera offers a 15 megapixel sensor. Pictures have 30 MP and videos have a resolution fine resoution to work with. The camera can also record with just one lens but with a lower fov od 180 degrees and half the quality.

We don’t have any information about stabilization or is the camera water proof. Samsung Gear 360 comes with a mini tripod and looks super cool like a toy from the future and will have to wait a little longer until the camera gets into the hands of consumers. Samsung is betting on home video will be big on VR and it could introduce it to more people who would have never tried it otherwise. It’s in Samsung’s interest to let people easily create spherical videos and  more VR content to be created and consumed on Samsung Gear VR.

The product is supposed to retail at $399 and is aimed to consumers. This makes it a lot more accessible for many people then the announced a while ago Project Beyond and thats good news.

Hacking arduino Dual Mobius Cameras wireless remote for 3D/360 video.

Mobius cameras are cheap. They can deliver 720p@60FPS, or 1080p@30FPS. The main problem for using them to shoot 360 or 3D video is that there is no way to simultaneously trigger the record button. There is no remote control like in goPro. The cameras also have a rolling shutter problem, so they need to be kept in one place or at least stabilized with a gimbal. For every need there has to be a solution. Read on if you want to learn more on how this worked out.

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