Sam Dawson offered to show me an interesting video he found this morning. It’s a fairly regular event and believe me you never know what to expect..
The ‘Weeknds’ new music video is a video with a difference. The YouTube window displays the hand tool allowing you to move the camera in any direction on a 360-degree axis, all whilst the video is playing.
The technicalities behind this aren’t as complicated as you might think, you could say it’s really just an over engineered ‘selfie stick’. A ball of GoPro’s mounted on a pole covers a 360-degree view. Software is then used to ‘stitch’ the individual pieces of footage together.
The up and coming Oculus Rift should be domesticated in 2016, the idea being, you’ll be able to move your head around and view the entire scene. Expect more content like this to come over the next few months. We may even have a go ourselves!
Written by Sam Perkins
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