It’s a beautiful day, and I needed to get outside, get out of the studio, and see the sun. I’m about decided on what to do about my camera situation, so let’s chat about repairs and upgrades.
This video shot on the 2017 Gear 360, which failed at the end of this video. It’s still in BETA. Cut it some slack.
My camera died vlog https://youtu.be/m7n4eag08rM
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I’ve been asked several times recently to chat about how I’ve set up my office to shoot YouTube videos. Thought this would be a fun opportunity to use the Insta360 Air again. At least the easiest way to shoot a video like this and not have to do a ton of editing… But I digress…
Google continues to move forward with cardboard, bringing some really fun features to the low budget VR platform which uses your phone and an inexpensive cradle (often made out of cardboard) to surround you with immersive content.
The newest update to the Android Youtube app builds in native support for Google Cardboard. Now when you fire up a 360 degree video, a small cardboard icon will appear on the overlay. Tapping on that icon will split the screen automatically for stereo view through the VR headset of your choice.
Hitting the switch built into Cardboard viewers will pause the video, and moving your head along a timeline will let you fast forward or rewind the video. Very handy controls as you wont be able to touch the screen.
It’s a super fun feature to bring to the Android ecosystem, tying together the new Youtube 360 rollout and the improved developer tools for Cardboard. You can try it out with a video below, which we shot using the Kodak SP360, driving around Hollywood.
The Youtube app update should be rolling out to devices soon, or if you’re impatient you can grab it from APK Mirror and install it manually.