A recent trend taking the video world by storm is 360 video, which is also being referred to as ‘virtual reality’. We’ve got all the deets on this new and exciting craze.

 

Probably the best part of 360 video is that it makes you feel as if you are living through the videographer’s eyes.

 

Stepping into the Future

 

The process of capturing these virtual reality videos may seem in depth and confusing, but trust us, it’s not. In order to film in 360 degrees, you need to utilise multiple cameras with fields of view that overlap. We’ve found that compact cameras and wide angle lenses get the job done really well. However, we’ve also seen people building GoPros into a headset, in order to capture brilliant video footage.

 

Revolutionised Photography and Videography

 

Some interesting and exciting announcements were made by Nikon at CES 2016. This year, they gave notice of release of the Nikon KeyMission 360 camera. These virtual reality camera’s key features are:

 

  • Dual lenses - This, in addition to the twin image sensors, allow the 360 degree camera to film and photograph in 4K Ultra HD, meaning you can capture mind blowing and immersive videos.
  • Shockproof - Not only does this device pack a punch, but it can take one too. In conjunction with it’s compact and lightweight construction, this is a go anywhere, anytime camera.
  • Waterproof -  Produce incredible videos of sea life in their natural habitat. The Nikon KeyMission 360 is also dust proof.




360 and Beyond

 

With the amount of technological advances coming our way in 2016 we can’t wait to bring you all of the news that we can to keep you in the loop.

You can count on mycamera to assist you in taking your photography to newfound territory, whether that be with 360 cameras or other avenues that you wish to explore.