Gear 360

Capture stunning 360 video for virtual reality, by Samsung

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The front and rear lenses each capture 180 degrees horizontally and vertically, creating a seamless and complete 360-degree field of view. You can also find it in my VR collection
I asked @rosssheingold (who made this awesome 360 Video collection) to help me learn more about why 360 Video is important and related it to Virtual Reality. His response was really helpful, thought I would share... The 3 main factors why 360 Video is exciting: "1) It is a blank canvas. From a creative standpoint, it is a whole new medium, with new rules and new creative opportunities. 2) With Facebook enabling interactive 360 video in the newsfeed, it won't be long until people come to expect a 360 view of the videos they enjoy on the platform. 3) 3 powerful VR headsets are coming out this year, which means a significant number of consumers will be diving into a new platform, seeking out content to enjoy. If your video isn't 360, it obviously doesn't stand a chance there." And he also included some great examples of VR 360 immersive content that will take advantage of the high-tech headsets from Oculus, HTC and Sony: And an example of 360 video that can be enjoyed by anyone right now: "tl;dr: 360 video is important right now because VR headsets will be released very soon, providing a serious platform for people to enjoy immersive, 360 degree content."
Added to my 360 video collection!
@rosssheingold excellent collection :)
Great article on The Verge (with lots of images) about Samsung's new Gear 360 camera.
Someone @ Samsung played a lot of Portal recently