Saturday, December 17, 2016

Wenpod Tarzan-G: a stabilized gimbal designed for 360 cameras

360 videos need a level horizon to avoid nausea for viewers.  One tool that can enable you to maintain a level horizon is a stabilized gimbal. The Wenpod Tarzan-G, a stabilized gimbal designed for 360 cameras.

The Construct is a free virtual tour software

The Construct is a free software that allows you to link 360 photos into a virtual tour.

How to turn on the Nikon Keymission 360 without recording a photo or video

Here's a technique to turn on the Nikon Keymission 360 (reviewed here) without recording a video or taking a photo.

Create 360-degree videos of your Tiltbrush paintings

Tiltbrush, Google's VR painting app for the HTC Vive, has been updated to allow you to create 360-degree videos of your creations.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg captures baby Max's first steps in 360 video

Mark Zuckerberg captured their baby Max's first steps in a 360 video.

CES 2017 will have many exciting announcements for 360 cameras!

CES 2017 is happening in just a couple of weeks (Jan 3 through 8, 2017) and there will be exciting announcements for 360 cameras for all users (both casual and professional).

Oculus Launches Rooms and Parties for Samsung Gear VR

Starting today, you and your friends can meet and play in VR through Oculus Rooms and Parties for Gear VR (and coming soon for Oculus Rift).

Oculus Rift headset cable extension for under $20

I was able to get extension cords that work for the Oculus Rift headset, and they were cost-effective as well!

Oculus Rift users' demand for roomscale VR exceeds expectations

It appears that Oculus Rift users' demand for roomscale VR has exceeded Oculus' expectations.

TECHNIQUE: How to do a 360 live stream of a concert's CEO Juan Santillan, in cooperation with Nokia and UploadVR, presented a masterclass on how to do a 360 livestream of a concert.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

TECHNIQUE: How to make your logo appear in every direction of a 360 video

You can make your logo or watermark appear in every direction of a 360 video, regardless of where the viewer may be facing.  Here's how.

A safer and more convenient way to store the Oculus Rift headset and Oculus Touch

This is how the Oculus Rift headset is normally stored, and there are 3 problems with it, including risking damage to your headset.  There's another way to store the headset that solves those 3 problems and accommodates the Oculus Touch controllers as well.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Facebook now supports albums for 360 photos and videos

You can now create Facebook albums with more than one 360 photo or video, and they will each be presented in 360.

My 360 photo was published in a calendar!

One of my 360 photos was published in a calendar!  =D

Giroptic iO is a 360 camera for the iPhone

Giroptic, makers of one of the first 360 cameras on the market, is launching a new 360 camera for the iPhone called the Giroptic iO.  It attaches to the iPhone's lightning port, allowing you to use the iPhone for live preview, to control the camera, and to share photos and videos to social media.

Oculus Touch Review: the Wait Is Over

Ever since virtual reality headsets were launched, one common criticism has been that the technology is impressive, but there's not enough good content for it.  The release of the Oculus Touch has long been awaited by Oculus Rift users, but it also answers the industry's need for a VR system with compelling software.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Facebook launches 360 livestreaming but which devices are compatible?

Facebook announced that it would add 360 livestreaming capability.  This would enable you to broadcast a livestream in 360, giving your friends and followers a view of what it's like to be where you are at the moment.  But which devices are compatible?

Using the Oculus Rift and Touch with HTC Vive games on Steam: how well does it work?

In this post, I discuss how well the Oculus Rift with Touch works with Steam games that were designed for the HTC Vive.  I believe this is a very important question because if the Rift + Touch can play Vive games very well, it could make the Rift arguably the better overall VR system.

Tutorial: how to use the Oculus Rift and Touch for roomscale VR with just two sensors

Officially, Oculus says that the maximum tracking area of the Oculus Rift with two sensors is 5 feet x 5 feet (25 square feet; or 1.5 meters x 1.5 meters = 2.25 square feet), and you need three sensors for roomscale.  However, I was able to push the limits of the Rift with just two sensors to do roomscale tracking.  Here's how.