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Is 360 Video the Future of Media?

Is 360 video the future of media?

Know any­thing about 360 Video? It’s said that the best tech is the tech you don’t notice. The same idea could be restat­ed as, a rev­o­lu­tion­ary new break­through has­n’t real­ly achieved suc­cess until its reached crit­i­cal mass as a part of the gen­er­al pub­lic’s every­day rou­tines. So while vir­tu­al real­i­ty is arguably one of the coolest tech devel­op­ments in his­to­ry, it’s still essen­tial­ly sit­ting on the side­lines as a nov­el­ty. Grant­ed, it’s try­ing hard to get in the game, but so far it’s still the favorite new toy of the cut­ting edge crowd. 2017 could be the year that changes, that the first killer app for VR brings it onto Main Street. There are signs that this is com­ing, and one of them is just now devel­op­ing across a num­ber of “main­stream” areas — 360 videos. 360 Video is it! Your Panoram­ic Pho­to is Old School 360 videos are next evo­lu­tion from the panoram­ic pho­tos tak­en with smart­phones, which might be con­sid­ered the most basic form of VR. Of course they need spe­cial omni-direc­­tion­al cam­eras or a spe­cial rig with mul­ti­ple cam­eras to shoot them, which smart­phones don’t have (yet), in order to cap­ture a 360 degree view of the…

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