Tag Archives: 360 video

Dan Smyth Shows Us The Royal Albert Hall’s Best View in 360

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360 video still blows our minds.

Here at Insta360, we think about 360 cameras all day. And yet, whenever we pause for a few moments, we’re still amazed that it has become so easy to grab whole slices of time — whole chunks of lived experience — and plop them down in someone else’s head.

It’s a powerful type of sharing, and making it easy and accessible to more people is part of what motivates us.

That’s why we were so encouraged to see Dan Smyth’s recent Medium post about his experience with the Insta360 Air. Continue reading

5 Reasons 360 Video Is About to Go Mainstream

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]

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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. Continue reading