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.