Move over, wide screens. Round is in. At least, that’s the situation at YouTube. Earlier in the year, the popular site made 360-degree online videos a reality backed by plenty of support. With the right equipment, brands can create and post 360-degree YouTube videos that give viewing space a whole new, exciting dimension. While many consider rounded videos a temporary novelty, this Orange County video production company considers them a source of endless possibilities.
If you’re thinking about creating 360-degree videos for YouTube, you need to get a couple of things clear right off the bat. First and foremost, these well-rounded videos aren’t like their flatter counterparts. You don’t just point your phone at a chosen subject and let ‘er roll. 360-degree videos require, you guessed it, 360-degree cameras.
YouTube has designated these cameras as compatible with the 360-degree format. Price range is between $200-$500.
- Ricoh Theta
- Kodak SP360
- Giroptic 360cam
- IC Real Tech Allie
Encoding guidelines for 360-degree videos are pretty much identical with those that apply to conventional vids. So absolutely stick to the established program.
Is there hope for those without access to 360-compatible cameras? Only if you can figure out a way to connect and sync multiple cameras, and afterward merge the video into a single, seamless production. Theoretically, this is possible. But if you give it a whirl, prepare for some major challenges.
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