Chances are you have interacted with 360 video projection, and if so, I conclude you have been wowed by the feeling immersion you experienced. Afterwards, you wondered how on earth such videos are made. Here we examine how it is done, and where it is applicable in the current dispensation.
How 360 Video Production is Done
360 video production is evolving fast, and every media company in the industry is always on the lookout for the latest, advanced, cutting edge technology.
Some media creators are already working in 8k video quality, which is way sharper and much more beautiful, especially in the cylinder, than the common 4k, a popular standard quality.
Other creators like Igloo vision utilize standard 360 projection rigs, comprising of 5 HD 1920×1080p projector, which are arranged to achieve an 8k quality 360 screen.
In the very recent past, creators had to work with 360 cameras with the ability to shoot 8k quality content. This meant that they had to use multi camera rigs, which made their work quite complicated. Industry players expect positive change for the better. In some cases, screen distances are matched to real object distances. Creators say they have found out that screen motion is very awesome.
According 360 experts, video quality in 360 depends, not only on size of the sensor, but also on the quality of lens, especially in projections done in a dome. To get the most out projectors, creators go the extra mile of, not only engaging ambitious rigs, but also grading footage in the dome.
Extra time is used for both rendering and testing of 360 videos, through the work of a 360 VR studio, as the volume of data is twice as much.
Uses and Applications of 360 Video Projection
360 video projections are used by brands in enhancing their engagement with their audiences. They are also used at creating captivating installations at events and festivals. Not only that, those who love meditation can find 360 very useful.
360 video projections can also be used in trainings familiarisation, as well as in entertainment. They can be used to breathe life into design concepts. The engineering and mining sectors can utilize them to assess risks, while at the same time visualizing interior, architectural designs.
360 video projections can be utilized by the education sector as an education tool by such institutions as museums and universities. Immersive theatre and set designs are the other applicable ways. Narrative games like Last Day of June, which is yet to be released, can utilize 360 video projections for projection on the cylinder. Mixing AR and 360 video projection can create very immersive, as well as interactive experiences.