The first 360 degree YouTube video is one awesome hell ride

Its not often that we get completely new experiences online, but today we have one. This music video clip – Professor Green – Coming To Get Me, is the...

360 degree YouTube

Its not often that we get completely new experiences online, but today we have one. This music video clip – Professor Green – Coming To Get Me, is the first 360 degree video on YouTube. We’ve all seen 360 panoramas for house displays, motel rooms that sort of thing before, but they’ve all been stationary.

The video uses a camera (or multiple) to film all 360 degrees of action, presenting a unique challenge for the director. Not only is there action in front of the camera, but rather all around it. The sense of being able to control the camera and in turn your experience in the video clip is an amazingly unique offering.

It can be a little disorientating to get used to at first, but after a while your brain adjusts and you can enjoy it for the wonderful piece of technological art that it is. Strangely its built in Adobe’s flash, rather than the typical Quicktime VR used for 360 degree stills.

Definitely check it out @ http://www.youtube.com/doritosuk

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