Facebook features 360 video content in news feed.

360 video is getting mainstream. Facebook with ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) the legendary Lucas film company has released a short clip that lets you sit in a cockpit of a space racer.

Posted by 360 Videos on Facebook on 22 września 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Immersive 360 ExperienceSpeed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.

Posted by Star Wars on 23 września 2015

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360 video format used by Facebook

Facebook has taken a different approach to the 360 format. They basically split the image into small rectangles and the FB player arranges them in order into a seamless 360 experience. Currently works on Android with iOS version coming in the next months.

See the 360 native clip

Still waiting for them to introduce 3D-360 video and watching how fast the technology evolve makes me think it will really be soon.

Google Jump and Go Pro introduce Odyssey 360 camera

The stereoscopic panoramic capture rig created to take your audience on inredible joyrneys. You can check out the video created by the camera below.

The quality and stiching is great, but unfortunately we get blind spots at the top and bottom! This seems a little bit dissapointing considering the camera’s price tag and  what companies are behind the project like GoPro and Google.

Odyssey is available in a limited access program. You will need to sign up in oder to purchase the camera. It has a $15.000 price tag and is targeted to producers and professionals.

KEY FEATURES

STEREOSCOPIC PANORAMIC CAPTURE Records immersive 360˚ 3D video with unrivaled depth perspective for realistic playback on VR devices.
HIGH-RESOLUTION RENDER Jump assembler technology results in incredibly realistic video capture of up to 8K30.
SYNCHRONIZED RIG All 16 HERO4 cameras are synced down to the pixel level to function as one camera.
EXTENDED POWER Ideal for longer recording times and additional power supply in remote locations.
RUGGED ALL-IN-ONE HOUSING Designed to withstand the rigors of professional use.

 

ODYSSEY TECHNICAL SPECS
SIZE + WEIGHT

Dimensions: 294.6mm x 65.8mm

Weight: 6.57kg (14.5lbs)

VIDEO RESOLUTIONS

2.7K 4:3

30 NTSC frames per second, 25 PAL frames per second

Output resolutions (via Jump)

2kx2k over under panoramic MPEG4 video with a bit rate of 150Mbit/s

8kx8k over under panoramic MPEG4 video with a bit rate of 600Mbit/s

VIDEO FORMAT

h.264 codec, .mp4 file format (after stitch)

POWER

16 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (rated at 1160mAh, 3.8V, 4.4Wh) 1

Support for external power(AC/DC) via XLR connector

AUDIO

16 internal microphones: Mono

External microphone support: Stereo supported with 3.5mm Mic Adapter 2 (Zoom H2N external recorder kit included)

 

What do you get in the box?

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GoPro-odyssey-unboxing

To learn more & sign up head to gopro.com/odyssey

Purple Pill VR releases opensource 3D printed mono & steroscopic gopro rig

Great news for makers with 3D printers! Purple Pill VR just released a opensource 3D printed 360 camera that you can 3D print on your 3D printer. Its 3D everywhere now!

Rig Specs based on GoPro 4

  • 16 cams @ 1440p
  • Up to 120 frames per second
  • True stereoscopic 3D
  • 360° x 270° panoramic image
  • 4k Ultra HD output resolution
  • Powered through mains/car battery
  • Wired camera remote
  • Active + passive cooling
  • Single cable file export
  • Custom file management software

For more information and 3D model downloads visit Purplepillvr.com