Thursday, June 22, 2017

Google invites you to capture the world as you see it with VR180; new cameras announced from partners



At Vidcon 2017, Google announced VR180 videos and cameras, which are 180-degree 3D videos and cameras that can capture the world from your point of view.

Unclip 360 Video Cloud Storage Ends Service, Joins Samsung VR


Unclip, a free cloud storage service for 360 videos (similar to Google Photos but for videos) is ending its service and is being merged into Samsung's 360 video sharing platform, Samsung VR (formerly called Milk VR).

The perfect camera case for Garmin Virb 360

I found the perfect camera case for the Garmin Virb 360!  Look at it -- it even fits both cradles, and there's no wasted space.  Here's a video:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Adobe acquires Mettle Skybox, to be included in Creative Cloud


This is huge!  Adobe acquired Mettle makers of the popular SkyBox Suite of 360 / VR editing tools, which will now be included with Adobe Creative Cloud!

Insta360 Pro: Unboxing and First Impressions of the most affordable and easiest 8K 360 camera






I just received my Insta360 Pro last night!  Here is an unboxing and my first impressions, or otherwise entitled, "How I spent my tax refund!" lol

Interview about the Z Cam S1 Pro, a 6K 360 camera with Micro Four Thirds sensors



Personal View interviewed camera rental company Radiant Images about the Z Cam S1 Pro, a high quality professional 360 camera that uses four Micro Four Thirds sensors paired with iZugar lenses.  Here is the video:

Monday, June 19, 2017

Varjo is an experimental VR headset 70 times sharper than HTC Vive or Oculus Rift


Varjo's VR headset is as detailed as human vision with a 70 megapixel resolution.

Garmin Virb 360 underwater test (sample 360 video and photo)


I hope you had a great Father's Day weekend.  Over the weekend, I tested the Garmin Virb 360's underwater capabilities in a swimming pool.  Here are videos and photos.

65 megapixel 360 photos in RAW format with Pano 5+1 Mark II


You can take 65-megapixel 360 photos in RAW format with no parallax stitching error with the Pano5+1 Mark II, a panoramic head for GoPro Hero 5 (with an included adapter for Hero 3 and 4).

Sunday, June 18, 2017

YouTube adds heatmaps to 360 videos, showing you where viewers are looking



YouTube has added heatmaps to popular 360 videos, showing where viewers are looking.
Update: Scott of Foundry 45 shared a video of a heatmap.  See below.