Fb exhibits its first video from its 360-diploma digital camera rig

Facebook shows its first video from its 360-degree camera rig

Fb was fast to speak about being on the forefront of 360-diploma video when it unveiled its Encompass 360 rig, however how good is that large 14-digital camera array, actually? As of as we speak, yow will discover out for your self. Mark Zuckerberg has posted the social community’s first video shot and produced with the Encompass 360, and it is a good trace as to what you possibly can anticipate from digital actuality films. The three.5-minute brief is extra of a tech demo than a artistic work (you sit in New York Metropolis’s Grand Central Terminal as guests stroll by), nevertheless it showcases each the seamless nature of the video the potential of the format. It feels extra such as you’re there, not simply peeping by means of a lens.

You possibly can watch the video with out utilizing a VR headset. For those who do, although, you will in all probability need to use your telephone as an alternative of your PC — the cellular expertise allows you to swing the view round simply by tilting your gadget. Nevertheless you watch, this bodes properly for the aspiring VR auteurs who begin constructing Encompass 360 rigs this summer time.

Take a look at this 360 video of Grand Central Terminal in New York Metropolis. It is the primary 360 video that we produced and filmed ourselves utilizing our new Encompass 360 digital camera. You possibly can tilt your telephone to expertise totally different moments occurring round you within the terminal. Flip up the sound to know the place to look. It is a preview of what a full-size digital actuality film will really feel like. As an alternative of watching the motion, you will be proper in the midst of it.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, Might 17, 2016