360 Video

360-degree videos are recordings where a view in every direction is recorded at the same time, shot using an omnidirectional camera or by stitching together a series of videos. The immersion factor of 360 videos is what makes them quite innovative as it allows users to watch real places to a fuller extent without requiring a bulk of technology. 360 videos are now able to be made right from your own phone! More and more videos are gradually integrating 360 viewing options as time goes by, so the uses are still to be explored further beyond just tourism.

Tech Kits

Tech Kits are part of the walk-in service provided by OPIM Innovate. There are three levels of difficulty meant for different users and their experience with the different technologies. Many of the Tech Kits build off each other as you progress.

Beginner

Using 360Fly Camera with Google Cardboard

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description: The 360Fly camera is deemed to be “the camera that started the 360° video revolution”. The camera itself gives you the ability to shoot, edit, share, and live stream life in immersive 360° video in HD —all directly from your smartphone. The VR options make for easy compatibility to view your videos with headsets. This Tech Kit walks you through syncing your mobile device to the 360 Fly Camera and taking a 360 Video to be viewed with a Google Cardboard headset.

Intermediate

Creating Interactive Experiences for 360° Photos

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description: In this tech kit, you will learn how to take your own 360° photo using Google Street View to make an interactive photo experience in ThingLink. Street View is a database consisting of millions of panoramic images, allowing users to virtually explore all parts of the world through immersive 360° imagery. ThingLink is an online software that allows users to create an engaging visual learning tool.

Advanced

Creating Interactive 360° Tours Using ThingLink

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description: ThingLink is a software that allows users to create unique interactive experiences using 360 photos and videos. Users are able to embed their own text, voice, photos, and videos into 360 media, allowing for immersive virtual tours.

Resources

Samsung gear 360

Samsung Gear 360

Type: Camera

Description: This 360 degree camera allows users to easily create and share memories.

360fly Camera

Type: Camera

Description: The 360fly camera is a 3D HD video camera that allows user to easily create and share memories.

GoPro MAX

Type: Camera

Description: The GoPro MAX captures immersive 3D footage.

Thinglink logo

ThingLink

Type: Application

Description: ThingLink is an app that allows you to augment photos and create interactive images, videos & 360° media.

Google Street View

Type: Application

Description: Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides interactive panoramas from positions along many streets in the world.