Now and then along comes technology that really does blow people away. I’ve been showing friends my 360 Youtube videos and it’s literally the first time they’ve seen this format of video before.
The combination of amazement and confusion while trying to work out exactly what is going on in the YouTube player while they move their phone around is something to behold. I haven’t even shown anyone these videos with a Google Cardboard yet… can’t wait for that reaction!
So for the uninitiated, here is the rundown of a 360 degree camera. Now, if you have a smartphone I suggest you watch it on your YouTube app for the full experience – and if you have a Google Cardboard, that’s even better:
So as I discussed above, I took the VSN V.360 Camera for a ride, testing it around a lake in a nice part of Sydney:
And for international flavour, I took a quick trip into the heart of the city to capture a landmark or two, scootering around underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge:
I can see this style of filming, particularly sports and travel videos, become more popular as the cameras become more common, lighter and less expensive. For now, I’m glad to get in on the ground floor and produce what is hopefully some interesting and informative 360 videos.
Until next time!