Lucid VR's 180-Degree Camera Shipping Just In Time For Google's VR180 Platform

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Rancifer7

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180 Stereoscopic is an excellent medium. 360 stereoscopic is great for things where you actually want to see everything that's going on. think videos of people walking down a trail vs videos of people chatting at a bar. Nice thing is you could use a 360 rig for 180 and just trim it down. In a magical world.

Now how am I supposed to watch these videos easily? no idea.
 

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Sure these new formats are nice, and novel. But ultimately for most mediums IE, Movies, Television, Even sports. Most of what is recorded in a 360 or even 180' video is superfluous content with little long term added value. It is certainly possible for cool content to be created that matches these dimensions, But filling up a frame that big with valuable content is extremely time consuming and expensive. Something i dont imagine we'll be seeing much of for quite a while to come.
 


Bringing the awesomeness of an imax theater into your living room? Still, in a headset with quality sound the audio can be distracting. You hear something running up behind you but due to the 180° FOV restriction you just see black and miss whatever it was when you turn back around. The market or infrastructure? already exists for 180° filming. 360° filming becomes a LOT more challenging. Lighting, the film maker and staff all need to be hidden.

Earth shattering? No. Interesting? Maybe.


 
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