The Insta360 Nano offers exclusive native support for Periscope live 360 video.
The Twitter-owned live-streaming app Periscope rolled out its new live 360 video feature to everyone today, allowing Insta360 Nano users to share immersive experiences with the world in real time.
Users can share 360-degree Periscope broadcasts on either Twitter or Periscope. The Insta360 Nano is the only camera natively supported by Periscope’s iOS app, making a 360 live-stream as easy as tapping a button.
iPhone, Android users covered for one-touch live 360 video
The leading 360-degree camera maker Insta360 introduced support for Live 360 on Facebook today, letting users share full, immersive experiences straight from their phones in real time.
Insta360 worked closely with Facebook to ensure a seamless, integrated user experience, and with this integration, Insta360 cameras are recognized by Facebook as a way to make Live 360 “easy, reliable and fun”.
“The way we communicate is getting more and more visual, and live 360 video is the richest medium of all,” said JK Liu, founder and CEO of Insta360. “We’re excited to bring Facebook users a way to go live in 360 that fits in seamlessly with the way they already use their phones.”
Insta360 cameras now support Facebook Live 360 broadcasts straight from the camera interface.
Facebook’s new Live 360 feature means you can bring friends and family right into the moment with you wherever you go – giving a 360-degree look into your life as you live it, with plenty of opportunity for spontaneous interaction.
Live 360 video is like teleportation, and it’s now available to anyone with a smartphone and a Facebook-ready 360 camera.
Pretty amazing when you think about it. So how do you get started?
We’ve got a full guide below. And once you’re set up you can also check out our “10 Tips for a Great Facebook Live 360 Video“.
Step 1: Get your camera.
First, you’ll need a 360-degree camera. Insta360 cameras are part of Facebook’s Live 360-Ready Program, meaning that they’re certified by Facebook as an “easy, reliable and fun” way to start live-streaming in 360. They connect directly to your phone’s charging port, ensuring a stable connection throughout your live broadcast.
Why tell your friends when you can teleport them?
With the release of live 360 video to all 1.86 billion of Facebook’s users, it’s now easier than ever to share full, immersive experiences just as they happen.
Is it snowing in Miami? All right, time to go live on location.
Did Bill Murray just walk into the bar? OK, your friends need to see this.
As more people get their hands on 360 cameras, live 360 video has the potential to change the way we communicate. Below are a few tips to make sure your first forays into 360 live-streaming look good and get the audience they deserve.
[For the basics of 360 live-streaming, check out “How To Use Facebook Live 360“]
1. Play to 360 video’s strengths.
360 video is an incredible way to transport your audience right into the moment with you. It can be used to capture all types of situations, but there are some where the format works especially well.
The Insta360 Pro ensures a seamless stitch using the science of optical flow.
360-degree cameras face a thorny problem: How do you take visual data captured by multiple lenses, facing multiple directions, and then produce a final image that blends all of this information into one seamless whole?
Add on the fact that the various subjects of these lenses may be moving unpredictably — crossing from the field of view of one lens to another and then back again, hovering about the zone where two lenses overlap, or shifting between the foreground and background of a scene at different rates— and the problem gets a whole lot thornier.
It’s a little like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle where the image on every piece is changing in real time. And it’s the reason you’ve probably seen shots that turn out like this:
Toronto’s CN tower has seen better days.
The Insta360 Pro solves this problem with a cutting-edge stitching technology that’s based on the science of optical flow.
The past week saw a run of big announcements that are edging 360 video ever closer to the mainstream, and giving fans and creators of immersive content plenty of reason for excitement.
In no particular order:
1. Facebook released Facebook 360, a dedicated social app for discovering, watching and organizing 360 video. [via TechCrunch]
2. CNN announced the creation of CNNVR, a news unit dedicated to immersive 360 video journalism, with correspondents based in 12 cities around the world. CNN will distribute 360 content on their iOS and Android mobile apps (they say this makes their app the world’s third largest VR mobile app, after Facebook and YouTube), on desktop at CNN.com/VR, and on all major VR headsets.
Real-Time Image Stabilization on the Way
The Insta360 Air, a smartphone add-on that instantly turns Android phones into 360-degree cameras, is now on sale across the United States and Europe.
“The Air is what we’re all about — cutting-edge technology that empowers people to capture and share experiences just the way they live them,” said J.K. Liu, CEO and co-founder of Insta360. “We can’t wait to see what the world’s Android users create.”
Android and iOS account for more than 90 percent of the world’s smartphone users, and the release of the Air means all of them can now enjoy seamless 360-degree photography and live-streaming. The Insta360 Nano, launched last year, offers a plug-and-play 360 experience to iPhone users.
Insta360 has partnered with Huawei to bring cutting-edge 360-degree cameras to a broad range of users around the world.
At an event in Beijing on February 21, leading smartphone maker Huawei announced that it would release a clip-on 360-degree smartphone camera co-branded and developed by Insta360. Called the Honor VR Camera, it will be promoted alongside Huawei’s online-focussed Honor range.