The Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 Camera is the ideal gift for techies! Also for those of you who love to live adventurous lifestyles. This product is so easy to use no matter what age you are. If you're interested in photography then Orbit4K360 will give your photos a whole new angle...360 degrees to be exact. Check out this WhatGear full reviewRead More
All this took place at the Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Grenoble, home to the largest skiable glacier in Europe.
The Xperia Z5 has many attributes but SONY put a key focus on its Camera tech. With super fast auto focus, X5 Digital zoom at the disposal, the well known instagrammers put the Z5 to the test...Not sure why I wasn't invited though.
Instagrammers who took part included - @akusepp, @le_petit_francais,@christianmcld, @mesvoyagesaparis, @s_timmung,@ahtlaqdmm, @peppyhere and @berriestagram.
So here it is the Worlds First 48K 360 video. There is only one problem. YouTube will not allow a video upload of 48K. Which means SONY had no option other than to upload in 4K, which is far more than ok by todays standards. I'm sure one day when 48K becomes the norm we will see this video in its entirety. For now check this out and don't forget to use the little arrows in the top corner to look around .
Powered by your smartphone which some say is more powerful than the computers that sent a rocket to the moon. Well at least that's what I heard.
The Merge VR offers you a symbiotic experience when combined with your incredibly smart phone that takes you out of this world... and into the world of VR.
The Merge VR is beautifully presented in a hard casing. On the front of the box it states for 14years + and they would have gotten away without putting it on there if wasn't for you meddling kids. On the back we have lots of product information and key features.
First impressions of the Merge is that that its actually quite surprising. At a glance it looks like rigid plastic, but it isn't. It is in fact its made from a soft touch foam which makes is quite flexible, durable, easy to clean and arguably the most comfortably VR headset known to mankind!..to date.
Also Merge have left space for headphone wires or even your charge cable. As well as a removable door to allow you to utilise Augmented Reality. What is that I hear you say? Watch my video on the MS Hololens to find out. Inside this visor you will see two high quality adjustable lenses. That can be calibrated perfectly so you can get precisely the perfect picture for your pupils.
I have to say when viewing VR with Merge the lenses are so good that if you're watching a less than HD quality video. You can see every individual pixel. 4K 360 videos will look stunning. But if you fancy a laugh watch me trying to start a German Mexican wave in 360 outside the Gamescom in Germany 2015.
The Merge Vr comes with an additional support strap that fits over the top of your head in case you have a particularly heavy smartphone like my oneplus 2 . Also you can get your hands on a Wii style wireless remote as an optional extra that brings you hands into play. I just want to say a big thank you to Merge VR and our friends from Virtual Umbrella for hooking this up. If you're working on anything VR related hit them up! they’ll help you out and might make you a cup of tea.
So if you're looking for maybe the most most comfortable, durable, affordable VR headset. Designed with to fit pretty much any smartphone inside and delivers a VR experience that will blow your mind.You should check out the Merge VR and that won't be problem. If you're under 14 you better ask an adult for super-vision.
SAMSUNG are set to launch a new VR browser. The devices currently supported are Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note5 with Gear VR.
This new browser will allow to import your bookmarks, stream 360 videos straight from the internet. WHATGEAR 360 VIDEOS. Select pages and navigation on screen buttons using your eyes gaze.
However there is a downside to converting the world wide web into VR. You will lose some picture quality. With that said VR is certainly more captivating than sitting in front of a boring old monitor. What so you think?
The OZO will have 8 camera, 8 Microphones, a 2K by 2K picture output with 45Min record time using 500GB internal Storage. All of that equals a hefty $60,000 price tag. Yes thats right its not cheap. The question is... is there such a demand that people would pay that much for the OZO?
If you have been watching WhatGear Reviews you will know we are always putting out 360 videos from London and the UK. Feel free to take a look. What are your thoughts on 360 video and is it the future of the TV and Film industry?
One last thing doesn't the OZO look like that Jedi Lightsaber training device from Star Wars? and on that topic, did you know that WhatGear filmed the the worlds first ever 360 videos from London Madame Tussauds.
WhatGear have got you a link for the Rainbow 6 Siege BETA. Hey check out this interview we got with one of the lead developers from the game Scott Mitchell. I think this was AV Dave's worlds 2nd ever interview.
So as you might know if your subscribed to WhatGear. We create a fair bit of 360 content. Which we capture using the Pixpro Kodak SP360.
A while back we heard about the Google Jump which basically tethers together 17 GoPros. We applief to be one of the pioneers for this new tech. Unfortunately we were shutdown/denied. So anyway I've been keeping an eye out for this and here it is. Some of the worlds first 360 video footage from Google Jump.
While the scenary is quite impressive. I have to say some of the stuff we've done with our Kodak is definitely more fun. What did you think of the videos?
If you have the time, check out some WhatGear 360 content.
The first video on our 360 Video playlist is how to use 360 videos. If you want to watch the 360 videos using the gyroscope or cardboard. Follow this link WhatGear 360 Video Playlist
Another WhatGear 360 Video Exclusive! check out the Halo Stage from the Roundhouse, Camden, London in 360! *Remember to pan around using you finger/mousepad/tilt*
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Bad news VR fans word on the street is that the VIVE that was due to release 2015, will now be pushed back to Q1 2016. Which means the VIVE will be going head to head with OCULUS. Which means the Samsungs VR headset is officially the first consumer ready headset.
VR developers recently expressed concerns that HTC would delay the release of the Vive, ever since the struggling Taiwan-based smartphone company announced it would reduce its staff by 15% and cut costs by 35%.
Some people aren’t yet convinced that virtual reality is the next big thing. Others say it’s going to be a revolution.
Three Oregon-based entrepreneurs speaking on Thursday certainly fall into the latter camp.
GeekWire reporter Jacob Demmitt tries out the HTC Vive in Seattle.
360 Labs co-founder Thomas Hayden, ZeroTransformfounder Justin Moravetz, andWILD founder Gabe Paez spoke on a virtual reality panel at TechFestNW in Portland and each expressed optimism for the virtual reality industry.
“People are ready for a new revolution in technology, ” said Paez, whose company is building multi-sensory games and experiences leveraging virtual reality. “Taking the Internet, moving to mobile, and now with virtual reality — it presents an entirely different way of interfacing with technology where it’s truly centered around us and our natural human perception of the world, which is first person.”
The concept of virtual reality is not exactly new, but over the past few years advances in technology have enabled developers and engineers to come up with impressive hardware devices for everyday consumers like the Oculus Rift andHTC Vive that run equally-innovative software.
GeekWire’s John Cook tries out an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at CES 2015.