June 27, 2018 / by VRdirect
All about Virtual Reality and 360°
June 27, 2018 / by VRdirect
If you’ve never shot a 360° video before, it can be difficult to know where to start and what to do to.
The good news, however, is that shooting in 360° isn’t as difficult as you might imagine, and this complete guide to filming in 360° media will tell you everything you need to know to get it right first time.
There are now many different models of 360-degree camera on the market, so how do you choose the right one? The basic requirement is that it can capture videos/images at a high resolution.
For a more in depth read on the choosing the right 360° camera read our full guide here
Once you’ve chosen a camera, the next step is to choose the right equipment to go with it. Some of the items you will require include:
Preparing adequately for any shoot is vital, however when planning for a 360° shoot preparation is especially important. Some of the steps you need to take to ensure the shoot day goes smoothly include:
If you consider all of these elements before your shoot is scheduled to occur, the day itself will be a much smoother experience. Shooting in 360° is actually no harder than any other type of filming, however there are additional variables that need to be kept in mind. If you consider them at an earlier date your final experience will be much better.
Working in any new medium and to tight deadlines is always a challenge, and if your crew have never seen a 360-degree camera before, the experience will be even harder. If you want to find a way to reduce the stress involved, here are some top tips to help make everything go a little more smoothly.
Before you're ready to upload your footage into the VRdirect Studio, there are a few things that you will have to do. There are some obvious things to deal with such as stitching images together if the camera rig you used had no in-camera stitching facility. However, there are some less obvious actions which you’ll need to carry out to ensure your media is VRdirect Player ready.
As long as you take a well-prepared and rational approach to your 360° shoot and ensure that you have considered all of the key elements before the day of shooting itself, you will find that everything goes smoothly. The key is to take into account all of the things which make shooting in 360-degree media unique, such as the full field of view, the eye level POV and the ability to capture ambisonic sounds when you are planning your shoot day.
Follow these top tips and helpful advice in this guide and you’ll find that your shoot will be an exciting and simple experience, and the VR app that you produce will exceed your expectations.
The VRdirect platform is the easiest solution to create and publish Virtual Reality projects. There are no expert skills needed. Moreover, Virtual Reality projects created with VRdirect can be published instantly via any VR enabled device, smartphone or web-browser and you can update them easily and in real-time.