VRLA Expo First Impressions 2016

Time & Place: 23.01.2016 – Los Angeles Convention Centre. Special thanks to Maciej managing partner of  Cardboardy.pl for sending us the tips  about whats going on in USA regarding 360 video.  His company  works on sphrerical video production and  making custom Google Cardboard projects.

So what was this event all about? Check out the video from 2015 it shows off what kind of event this is. The review below is about what was going on in the 2016 edition.

  • companies offering 360 rigs & grips ect.
  • companies offering 360 video production and post production services
  • companies offering 360 camera set-ups. From shooting, stiching to Live video automatic stiching / publishing.
  • Lots of things going on in the educational space of 360 video
  • HMD Manufacturers from Google Cardboard to Oculus
  • Interesting VR controllers
  • Other cool stuff

Michael Kinter 360Heros Inc. CEO/ Founder in a brief interview told us that since 2011 more the

  • 6.000 camera rigs have been shipped and thats good for high quality content creators.
  • 5.356 active content Creators

Crazy 16 camera rig from CODEX

16 codex cameras head VR rig

Binarual 360 frin 360Heros Microphone setup. 8 ears! I wonder how this works in post-production and spatial audio positioning.

360 hereos binarual

Heros360 set ups were the most popular on the show.

goprohereos


Realtime 360 streaming with stiching with a PC connected. Unfortunatly you could see thes stich lines when crossing them. Needs to be calibrated and set before shooting.

realtime 360


Freedom360 showed off some high quality rigs. They claim to be the high-end of 360 video production. The rigs they offer are high quality. The company also offers 360 video tutorials using Kolor’s software package.

freedom360


Check out Putterfish a different approach to show off 360 video in a interactive dome effect. Cool concept has been around for a while – if  we need to show our video to more people at one time and get the wow effect 🙂

360-dome

 


“SPHERICA” so called a Russian fellow showed off a motorized 360 camera monopod rig. Looks like a really cool project! Maybe he cab add a Binarual Head to this and see how people react when they see it going around on a toy car!

genlocked 360 camera reinforced

motorized camera 360

stabilzed 360 monopod

Thanks for reading this post I hope you liked it and leave a comment if you find something interesting!

Mark Zuckenberg explains how Facebook is able to host 360 videos

In a brief post on Facebook Mark claims his team has worked out how to reduce the filesize up to 80% using so called Pyramids instead of cube maps. Check out the video below for more information.

360 video is a completely new experience because you can move the camera around. This opens new ways of sharing experiences and makes you feel like you’re part of what you’re watching. It’s a step towards even more immersive experiences. — Mark Zuckenberg.

Violinist duo in 360 degree video Poznan, Poland CK Zamek

Check out one of our first 360 video we made! I know its not perfect but it a start and we would like to publish new content each week. Whatever is interesting to shoot in 360 let us know in the comments. Enjoy!!

360 video is a completely new experience because you can move the camera around. This opens new ways of sharing experiences and makes you feel like you’re part of what you’re watching. It’s a step towards even more immersive experiences. — Mark Zuckenberg.

Nikon kicks of CES 2016 with a 4K 360-degree action camera

Nikon is annoucing a brand new camera line to keep up with competitors. KeyMision360 is a capture action camera that can shoot in every direction. The product is aimed at the professional market, and competitors like goPro should take note. It safe to say that the bigscompanies are taking a swing at 360 VR cameras.  Now lets wait t see sample videos and technical specs. We have to wait and see.  🙂

Some sample videos have been published on Nikon’s YouTube Channel

 

 

niko360perspective

nikon360top

 

 

Why Combine a 360 Camera with Binaural Microphone Head

Shooting 360 video is only half of the story. I know that 360 is a pain right now and getting it to work may be a hassle with all the camera’s, stiching and just about everything can go wrong during the shoot. Because of that most people who are capturing in 360 forget just how important the audio is and don’t focus on it. Read on with you are shooting of thinking about 360 video, we gathered some research and will be soon publishing actual recordings once this rig is complete!

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