The B & H Photo live stream event, A Production Revolution: Virtual Reality and 360 Video Live Panel Discussion, today shared interesting takes about virtual reality and 360 video.
What is virtual reality (VR)? "...the creation and stimulation of environments that you can interact with and experience. Virtual reality is simply the next way that we are going to tell stories. Take it a whole step beyond film and photos and traditional story telling methods." Nicolas Cambata
Notes & Takeaways:
Treat production with virtual reality and 360 video like a stage play.
Be mindful of framing; watch for objects which may interfere with the immersive experience (foreground).
Treat the camera(s) like a person and think about the human reaction
"Painting out" in frames is possible.
Stitching is necessary to "stitch" overlapping fields of view. It turns the individual videos into a single, high resolution, seemless panoramic video. Click here to check out VideoStitch tutorial.
Parallax will need to be corrected. Parallax error is introduced by the slightly different...