Capture

Our 360 video production is possible through the use of a 360 degree camera or camera array. We currently use a 6 to 7 GoPro camera setup for monoscopic (2D)  video but can use camera arrays with up to 16 GoPros for stereoscopic (3D) videos. These GoPro setups have become the industry standard for 360 video as GoPros are the most reliable cameras on the market for the content we film. We also use a combination of microphones for creating spatial audio to truly immerse our viewers in the scene. 

Equipment:

  • monoscopic and stereoscopic GoPro 360 camera arrays
  • Samsung Gear 360
  • Zoom H4n recorder
  • Sony Wireless Lavalier Microphone 

Stitching

After capturing the video, we need to stitch the separate video files together to create our 360° scenes. We use a combination of different types of software to ensure we get a seamlessly stitched video that we can add text, logo, graphics and more.

Software: 

  • Kolor Autopano Video Pro
  • Kolor AutoPano Giga
  • Mettle SkyBox Studio
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop

Editing

Now we can edit our videos and splice together different scenes, audio sources, text, images or graphics to create our final video. This final video can be a 2D or 3D video, depending on which camera setup we filmed with. During this process, we will be working between our computer and the various types of headsets this video could be viewed in to make sure the final product can play across as many devices possible.

Software:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere, Audition, Lightroom, Photoshop, After Effects, etc.) 
  • GoPro VR Player

Distribution

Channels

VR is still an emerging technology, meaning there is not a streamlined process for distributing VR content across multiple platforms. Instead of just giving you a video that you have to figure out how to use, we can distribute this content for you across the right platforms to make sure your VR experience reaches the most viewers possible.

Distribution Channels:

1. Desktop/Tablet

  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Facebook

2. Mobile

  • Google Cardboard
  • Samsung Gear 360
  • Google Daydream 

3. Head-mounted displays (HMDs)

  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift