The latest trend in the area of photos, video games and watching videos is virtual reality. This enables consumers to experience an entirely new and very real adventure. Unlike ordinary video recording which is limited to a specific perspective, it offers 3D video with full panoramic views. VR glasses, motion and balance sensors add to the experience of moving freely about a space. This is also possible with a computer using the mouse or with a smartphone with specific accessories that transform the smartphone into VR glasses.
How to produce VR content?
Not just professional movie producers record VR videos or VR images, average users can now also get involved. By using new cameras, for example with the Ricoh Theta or the IC Realtech Allie, VR images and videos can be easily produced. More expensive models with higher quality for power users include the GoPro Omni and the Nikon Keymission which will be available soon. Alternatively, VR images and VR videos can also be created from individual images by using special apps on a smartphone. The results in particular for inexperienced users are not great though, cameras like the Ricoh Theta are therefore recommended.
How does VR work?
How it works is quite simple: Most VR videos or VR images always consist of two hemispheres. The crucial information in regards to the orientation and composition of the two spheres is saved in the video or image file so that the program used to view them can convert them correctly. Further editing needs to be done with specific programs created exclusively for that purpose as editing with ordinary image or video programs may damage the files. However, once they have been successfully edited, the videos or images can be uploaded to the internet or shared on YouTube or Facebook for example.
Share VR content privately and easily with Teamplace
If you want to share your VR images and VR videos with certain friends, family members or acquaintances only and don’t want the whole world to see them, then uploading your VR videos and VR images to a cloud storage service can be really useful. Here you can create an unlimited amount of Teamplaces that each offer 5 GB of storage space without spending a cent. You can then share your videos and images easily with friends with a link, or even make them available to others in order to further edit them. Teamplace has a special feature which makes watching data-heavy images and videos easier and far faster. If you watch them on a smartphone, Teamplace automatically creates a lower-quality version for viewing on the device. This reduces the amount of data sent, but of course the original file retains its original quality and isn’t altered in any way.
Creating 360 images and virtual reality videos will significantly impact the future. With special cameras, private yet professional images can be easily produced, however they contain a huge amount of data. Teamplace’s online storage is really suitable for sharing them amongst limited groups on the internet as it offers unlimited storage space and makes watching them far easier – regardless of the original file size making it a great solution for now, and for the future.