#180VR – The Good:
According to a recent article on TechCrunch, Youtube is popularizing 180 degree VR.
First: The good news – proper Stereographers will be back in business and in-demand.
Anaglyph images – A Stereographer’s swiss knife:
This will be a slightly more technical article than what’s usually found on the RealVision site, and will seek to equally learn and answer questions as we move from traditional “Framed” Stereoscopic movies to what can be considered the minimum to qualify as video based “VR”: recording the ‘depth channel’
But first, a disclaimer, acknowledgement and notice: Footage, screengrabs and imagery is from the InstaPRO 360 site, freely available for download :here: The footage used, was noted by the manufacturers as being from a pre-release camera, but now [...]
Better, Faster, Cheaper…
..pick two, the saying goes. The fact is, you can actually pick all three for VR. Yet, you’d think VR hasn’t matured enough going by what’s being done in recent VR for PR pieces in Hollywood.
Almost all of the tentpole movies are doing purely CG VR ‘experiences’ to promote a film, in association with high profile sponsors donating GPUs, domain expertise, software and hard currency.
The VFX teams are of a high pedigree, doing work on today’s blockbuster films. But, at least two recent VR for PR pieces, have fallen short of expectations – according to me.
NETFLIX WON’T PAY RANSOM – STREAM AWAY!
…is the bold stance and headline that made news recently when Orange is the new Black got pirated, and a ransom demand made. That, was indeed a bold move by Netflix to not give in, and as streaming media analyst Dan Rayburn of Frost & Sullivan stated on Wired:
The joy of binge-worthy TV hinges on knowing that other people also binge. A water cooler that only the Pirate Bay gathers around defeats the purpose.