As a lover of all things Video and Technology based, I couldn’t help but dive right into the world of 360° once i learned that you could watch the content in Virtual Reality Devices.
Using the latest 360° Camera technology, you can record a moment in time: a wedding, a concert, a sporting event, your baby’s first step – anything. Then, using surprisingly inexpensive, VR-related devices such as the Google Cardboard or the GearVR ($5-$100) you can relive that moment again.
It’s 2-dimensional video (Although 3D videos are out there as well) and the resolution is at 4k and improving. When you put on the headset, you become the camera and can experience once again, what it’s like to be “present” in that moment of recording. This is news that’s likely going to change the way we think about video-technology, yet for some reason – not a lot of people seems to know about this yet.
Spreading the word
So, with that knowledge in mind, I went on a trip of a lifetime across Canada. I Drove 7,500 kilometers, and I told everyone who would listen about this. During my trip I recorded lots of experiences, and here they are for you, in living 360° video:
About the trip
My hope is that the videos I created on this journey might help spread the knowledge of this amazing leap in technological development. During this drive I visited the following locations:
Tofino, Vancouver, Hope, Whistler, Harrison Hot Springs, Golden, Kelowna, Nakusp, Revelstoke BC, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Calgary, Canmore, Edmonton Alberta, Regina Sask, Niagara Falls, Ottawa and Montreal Qc, Edmunston NB, Oak Island Nova Scotia , Peggys cove
How to get started
You can access the 360 video links in your PC or mobile device. Make sure to set the resolution to highest. They are best viewed through YouTube. To truly enjoy them to their fullest, I suggest sitting in a swivel chair so you can rotate around and look at everything.
- Note: For GearVR users, you can access them best through this Facebook link, (click top left icon in the videos), or alternately use the Enabler app or a VR web browser such as Samsung VR Net Browser to access YouTube videos on your GearVR through our website.
Expanding your 360° Knowledge
For GEARVR Users and Facebook fans, here is good list of Facebook groups and pages you should join to keep up to date with the advances in the industry.
- General AR/VR Group: VR AR facebook Group-
- 360 Videos page: 4K-360-videos-for-Virtual-Reality-VR-
- VR Research: Dangers-Risks-and-Benefits-of-Virtual-Reality-AR
- Fan Group: Realities-Virtual-Augmented-360-Recorded-Digital-
- Canadian Content: Canada-in-360-VR-images-and-videos-
- 360 Pic collections: 360vrpics/
If you want to see the future of the internet, try the 360 Beta link to Navigate between PORTALS from your mobile or VR device, simply by looking a PORTAL buttons. (wild stuff, web surfing will never be the same)