have you seen the 360° videos that have been floating around facebook and youtube recently? they are epic! if you haven’t seen one yet, check it out!
the easiest way to view this kind of video is on your phone (or your oculus or google cardboard headset if you’re that fancy). you can tilt and rotate your phone and feel fully immersed in the scene of the video. it doesn’t get much cooler than that!
if you’re looking into filming your own 360° immersive videos, i have good news for you! wouldn’t you think a camera that could shoot this kind of video would cost thousands of dollars? well, some of them do, but youtube currently supports video from two cameras on the market that will cost you around the same amount as a hoverboard (BONUS: the cameras are not known to randomly burst into flames).
editing the video is pretty easy too!
step 1: convert your video clips to a equiretangluer video (using the software associated with your camera).
step 2: import the video into your normal video editor (like imovie, adobe premiere or final cut pro) and edit as you normally would.
step 3: save and export your video as a H.264 movie.
step 5: now you can upload your video to youtube for best results!
but really, i can’t get over how awesome this is! it feels like i’m actually there.
and i will leave you with this…