Revolution 28 at the Manchester Velodrome.
27th February 2010
Together with Karol Kwiatek, we visited the Manchester Velodrome to shoot some interactive 360 degree video and virtual reality photography of a live event. Karol is a PhD researcher for the
Faculty of Arts
ICCI - Innovation for the Creative & Cultural Industries at the
University of Plymouth.
The camera used to shoot the 360 video was a Ladybug 2 spherical video camera. The other VR images were shot with a Nikon D200 and specialist panoramic equipment.
Video panoramas are in it's infancy at the moment, restricted by resolution and internet bandwidth. It wont be very long before the quality improves. The video below has been compressed quite a lot for internet use. There are many uses for 360 video like this, as you can see with the video here it is very interactive a fun to watch.
A couple months ago I had the pleasure of watching 360 content, both still panoramas and video on a large 360 degree projection. If you read my blog you might have noticed the images I posted on it. 360 video projected in this way is quite breathtaking. Between the 13th and the 19th of September this year (2010) the University of Plymouth will be displaying a larger projection in the centre of Plymouth. The ICCI 360 festival arena will be a massive panoramic 63m x 6m screen within a 20m diameter. This multi-purpose arena has the capacity to display audio-visual, streaming broadcast and performance content to an audience of up to 1,000 people standing or 400+ people seated. If you get the chance please visit, it will be amazing !!! The media from the Manchester Velodrome will be displayed there which will be interesting to watch.
Instructions for the 360 Video's....
To watch the video, please click on the image below - the video should then open.
Click the 'Play' button in the bottom left corner (please note, it is a large file - you may have a wait a moment for it to load)
Once the video is running click and drag the image around. You can play it full screen by clicking on the bottom right button.