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Facebook is making it even easier for users to upload 360-degree videos and share them with friends via the News Feed. Taking advantage of the feature is as simple as capturing a panoramic or 360-degree photo with your smartphone (or a 360-degree camera) and directly posting it using the Facebook app as you would any other photo. Facebook will then automatically convert it for you. You’ll be able to identify 360-degree photos in your News Feed by a compass icon that is overlaid on the right side of the image. When viewed on a desktop, the 360-degree photos can be manipulated by clicking and holding on it, which will allow you to “drag” the image to see it from different viewpoints. On a smartphone,... Read more...
It just over a year ago when YouTube launched support for 360-degree videos, giving content creators a neat way to further immerse viewers in their world. Taking it a step further, YouTube has added live streaming and spatial audio to the mix so viewers can jump into a 360-degree scene as it's taking place. Adding live streaming to 360-degree videos might sound like a relatively minor update, but for some viewers, it has the potential to be a big deal. In announcing the added, YouTube Chief Product Office Neal Mohan waxed nostalgic about missing out on seeing Magic Johnson, his favorite basketball player back in the day, compete in person as a kid. "Whether it’s a sporting event or a concert... Read more...
The tech industry seems to be on a virtual reality kick here recently, and we’ve seen companies like Google (with YouTube 360-degree videos) and GoPro (with the 16-camera Odyssey virtual reality rig) fully embrace immersive viewing technologies that put you at the center of the action. Today, Facebook is the latest to give Internet users a new way to experience content by bringing 360-degree videos directly to the News Feed. Facebook users can experience 360-degree videos on Internet browsers using your typical notebook or desktop computer, and via mobile devices like iPhones and Android smartphones. Using a traditional Internet browser, you can drag the cursor to change the angle of the video.... Read more...
We first got a taste of YouTube's 360-degree videos in March when the feature was first launched. The 360-degree view puts you right in the center of the action and allows you to pan around see every possible angle captured with cameras like the Ricoh Theta and Kodak SP360. While YouTube’s 360-degree video collection has grown quite a bit since the March debut, a new video that popped up over the weekend is sure to thrill auto enthusiasts. The video gurus at Hamilton Kidd VR teamed up with Nissan’s NISMO racing division to capture the first ever 360-degree footage of a vehicle lapping the famed Le Mans racing circuit. The production team mounted six GoPro cameras, weighing a total of just over... Read more...
Google enhanced the YouTube experience in early February with the launch of multiple camera angles for videos. Although there was just one video on display at launch — a live performance by Madilyn Bailey — it gave users a whole new way to plunge themselves into streaming content. Now, Google is taking video immersion to a whole new level with the introduction of 360-degree videos. What makes 360-degree videos so interesting is that you can look around in all directions while video content it playing to see more of your surroundings. Strap on Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR and it would be like you’re right in the middle of the action. “You could let viewers see the stage and the crowd... Read more...