How to produce 360-degree content for mobile devices and Virtual Reality headsets

Screen Shot 10-08-15 at 01.30 PMVirtual Reality, 360-degree and spherical video content are becoming a reality. Over the past few months YouTube, Facebook and other media companies have announced they will begin offering this content to their viewers. What many videographwers and shooters don't realize, is the tools are available now for you to be able to affordably prodcue your owen 360-degree Virtual Reality content. It's not always straightforward, and it can require lots of work arounds, plug-ins and technical obstacles at first. Once you get a firm grip on your own Virtual Content creation workflow, you can immediately start offerign the content to your audience.
Premium Beat by Michael Maher Get ahead of the curve by learning how to produce 360-degree content for mobile devices and VR headsets. Here are the tools you need to shoot, edit, and upload 360-degree videos. 360-degree videos have now been released to the masses via YouTube and Facebook. Prior to that, you had to have a VR developers kit and share your work with other developers. Now that any user has the ability to upload and share content, let’s take a look at a few ways you can start producing 360-degree videos. As this is a developing technology, there are a ton of options available and in development. If you are planning on purchasing a single camera, you should note that only some sites can host your video. Currently YouTube is only compatible with four camera options; Ricoh Theta, Kodak SP360, Giroptic 360cam, and IC Real Tech Allie. With these cameras, you are looking to invest $300 – $500. (Not all are available to the public yet.) read more...

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