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Courtesy of YouTube user FullMag

YouTube’s going all around

These are screen shots of a balloon ride. You can see that moving the camera is easy to do, as I moved to different angles at each second. Courtesy of YouTube user FullMag

These are screen shots of a balloon ride. You can see that moving the camera is easy to do, as I moved to different angles at each second. Courtesy of YouTube user FullMag

Multi-angled videos are the newest craze sweeping the net and YouTube is jumping on.

YouTube has become more immersive by allowing 360 degree videos to stream on its site, much like Google Earth. The videos are a bit buggy and seem like stop motion, but are still fun to watch, especially when we’re able to see the entire environment.

Seeing a 360 degree view of the video is fairly intuitive- there is a control pad in the top left corner, again, much like Google Earth, that allows you to navigate throughout the video. You can also click on the video and rotate around. This is easier to do, and provides higher quality images, when you pause the video rather than moving around while the video is moving.

Courtesy of YouTube user FullMag

Courtesy of YouTube user FullMag

How are these videos actually filmed? These 360 degree cameras can cost around $300, but costs are expected to go down if YouTube’s 1 billion users become interested in this tech.

Right now, these videos are available to be seen on Android devices and HTML5 browsers, but iOS capability is on the way.

There are six 360 degree videos on YouTube right now, including one involving a flying couch reminiscent of the movie Rubber. It can be disconcerting to move around and get a full look of a scene, especially when jump cuts happen every five to six seconds, like when you’re checking out a green field and then are suddenly staring at the roof of an amphitheater.

Courtesy of YouTube user FullMag

Courtesy of YouTube user FullMag

All in all, this is the way technology is going and it is pretty cool to boot. If you get motion sickness easily, though, then stick to single-angle videos.

 

1st Seattle Famo.us Meetup & BBQ

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Roof deck. Barbecue.  DJ.  Keg.  Lasers.  Rad people.  Incredible technology and examples to check out.   Be there.  Get ridonkulous.  Get Famo.us.  

We would like to welcome all interested developers to a Famo.us Meetup. Famo.us is a javascript framework that allows unbelievable full 3D physics rendering @ 60fps inside web experiences–even mobile. We’ll have the essential beer and BBQ, as well as introductory information and training about using the Famo.us framework for web design and mobile development.

What:             

Essential beer and BBQ, as well as introductory information and training about using the Famo.us framework for web design.

When:             

Wednesday July 16

5pm – beer, BBQ, & networking

6-8pm – Famo.us Introduction

Where:           

Bonsai Media Group/3D Product Imaging

2510 Western Ave, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121

(Access Bonsai Media door in the alley behind El Gaucho off Wall between 1st and Western)

Who:             

Next-level developers and web designers interested in the Famo.us framework, as well as those interested about the technology and its effect on the internet.

Cost: 

FREE – signup on Meetup.com

Parking: 

Street parking (free after 8pm)