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02/01/2017 08:52:11

Starhopper
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One of the more exciting expansion packs available for Muvizu is the ability to render 360 movies. VR is an exciting new medium that offers a truly unique experience and Muvizu allows me to be a part of it.

I also plan use Muvizu to pre-visualize and test a live action series that I'm working one with a local producer/director.

For those of you who are new to 360 videos, here are some viewing options:

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02/01/2017 22:07:43

Rocque
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This was really fun to watch and interact with. I only found a few of the town's people. They definitely like to hide. The second time I found a few more. Thanks for showing what the 360 technique looks like. I also enjoyed the other video that showed more ways to watch YouTube in 360.

Where do you find the Google Cardboard? That was a great demo from Matt's video.
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03/01/2017 12:44:55

Starhopper
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I'm glad you had fun with my video Rocque. Here's the official checklist in case you want to spot them all:



You can purchase Google Cardboard viewers on Amazon. Version 2.0 is a bit more expensive but requires less assembly.
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03/01/2017 16:21:31

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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that was a pretty cool application for the 360 degree rotation feature... turning it into a discovery puzzle. I think it's better suited to games than video. For video I want to control the camera view in order to frame my scenes. The whole idea of turning that control over to the viewer makes no sense to me.

It might be useful in a music video where the point is less of a cohesive and linear story than an audio visual discovery exercise, hiding Easter Eggs in the song so to speak.

For your application, it worked well.

I wish the oculus rift feature actually allowed us to export 3d videos instead of simply viewing in 3d as we create the video. I see no point in that at all.
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03/01/2017 18:48:09

fman00
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Loved it. Nice idea for the video and the video looked lovely and crisp when viewed through VR. Looking forward to some more in the future.

I did a couple of 360 demos but they are in 1080p and the videos really have to be 4k for VR.

If anybody else is thinking of doing a 360 video but hasn't got a 4k video editor then I've found that Blender has a good video editor that does 4k and is all free. You don't need to know how to use the rest of Blender to use the editor- just use the following tutorial.



If you are looking to import an image sequence then just click the add tab which is on the video editor then browse to the folder with your images. Press "a" (may have to press it twice and it is just "a", not ctrl a) then this will highlight all the images and just then press enter.
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03/01/2017 18:53:37

fman00
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OK. Don't know why the Youtube link didn't work but if you search for the following on Youtube you will find the video by Chipper Videos.


"Blender Beginners Tutorial: Basic Video Editing Using The Video Editor."
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04/01/2017 18:28:53

Starhopper
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PatMarrNC wrote:
that was a pretty cool application for the 360 degree rotation feature... turning it into a discovery puzzle. I think it's better suited to games than video. For video I want to control the camera view in order to frame my scenes. The whole idea of turning that control over to the viewer makes no sense to me.


It's not for everyone Pat, especially if you're just getting into filmmaking. I've been producing my own films for over 30 years and ready for a new challenge. I honestly believe that VR is a new medium comparable to film, television, and radio. If you want to see how stories can be told, you should check out Google Spotlight Stories. The app is available on Android and iOS devices.
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04/01/2017 18:35:12

Starhopper
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fman00 wrote:
Loved it. Nice idea for the video and the video looked lovely and crisp when viewed through VR. Looking forward to some more in the future.

I did a couple of 360 demos but they are in 1080p and the videos really have to be 4k for VR.



You're absolutely right fman00, 4k is definitely the way to go. It'll require a powerful system desktop system to do so effectively. I just invested in an ASUS gaming laptop and I can only render out 50 frame segments which I then assemble and edit in Premiere Pro 2016 which support 360 video editing. I use uncompressed AVIs which render out more quickly than MP4s but require more storage space.

It's also very important to ensure that your camera is level with the horizon.
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