VRLA Expo First Impressions 2016

Time & Place: 23.01.2016 – Los Angeles Convention Centre. Special thanks to Maciej managing partner of 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.


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.


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 🙂



“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!

3 thoughts on “VRLA Expo First Impressions 2016”

  1. Hi Bart,

    How does one get in touch with you?

    I sent several mails and they all got rejected with this message – Recipient address rejected: User unknown in virtual mailbox table.

    Do let me know how to connect privately.

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