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360-Degree Video -- Notes and Sample Videos

    by Douglas Dixon


The VR Experience - Vivitar VR Glasses

Sample 360 Videos - YouTube

Sample 360 Video Sources


    Full 360 degree video - HumanEyes Vuze


      360 degree video displayed by VR app for viewing with headset - Google VR

About 360-Degree Video

  • aka Immersive or Spherical or VR videos
  • Capture - Camera
    • Typically shot with multiple cameras (e.g., back to back hemispheres)
    • or Omnidirectional camera
    • 360 cams, Action cams, Drones, ...
    • Live streaming
    • Videos & photos - 2D / 3D
  • Processing
    • Stitched into single frames - Distorted 360-degree view in rectangular frame
    • Formats - Projection / Geometry - Dome, sphere, etc.
  • Playback - Headset
    • Unwrapped / flattened on playback into "standard" video frame
    • Single frame
      • DIsplay in browser - Click/drag to pan in 360 view
      • Display on smartphone - Drag to pan
        • or Use as virtual headset - Hold in front of eyes as move head
    • Pair of frames (one for each eye) - Side by side

Projection Geometries

  • Plane - Regular movies projected on a virtual screen
  • Dome - Action cameras like the GoPro or Kodak 360
  • Sphere - Spherical 360° videos and photos
  • Full dome - MAX and planetarium styled videos
  • Cylinder - Panoramic photos and videos
  • Cube - Cube maps like in video games

About 3-D Video

VR Headsets and Cameras

VR Viewing Apps

VR Video Editing Software

 

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