What is a 360-Degree Video?
A 360-degree video, which is also known as immersive or spherical videos, is a video recording where a view in every direction is recorded at the same time, capturing 360-degrees of video. A 360-degree video can be shot using an omnidirectional camera or a collection of cameras. The viewer has control of the viewing direction during playback on normal screen.
How Does It Work?
In the past, 360-degree videos were typically recorded using a special rig of multiple cameras, but now technology has advanced to the point of having a dedicated camera that contains multiple camera lenses embedded into the device, and filming overlapping angles simultaneously.
The separate footage is combined into one spherical video, known as video stitching, with the color and contrast of each shot calibrated to be consistent with the others.
This process is done either by the camera or using specialized software that can analyze common visuals and audio to synchronize and link the different camera feeds together to make an amazing creation for anyone that is looking for a 360 video.
In 2015, YouTube launched software support for the publishing and viewing of 360-degree videos, with playback that is compatible and available on their website and Android mobile apps. Google began to collaborate with camera manufacturers to help streamline the upload process of 360-degree content. Facebook also integrated 360-degree technology into its website and mobile app in March 2015, and reported in March 2017 that over one million 360-degree videos had been uploaded. Vimeo launched 360-degree compatible video support in March 2017.
Near Birmingham has the professional equipment and experience to show off every aspect of your business. We can transport your audience to a video world in 8k. Our equipment features six 200-degree lenses with real-time stitching capabilities. Our footage is 360 + 360 3D imaging ultra-high definition. We also have smooth, efficient live-streaming options for our customers.The final product is shareable video content that allows the user to determine what they want to focus on during playback, allowing for a much more in-depth user experience that can be enjoyed anytime, anyplace, from a mobile device or home computer.
We’ll be happy to accommodate your wishes. If you need further information, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.