Virtual Reality

Rigs tailor-made for GoPros are launched by several companies to ally 360° videos and the best image quality among action cameras available on the market

Several companies such as Freedom360, 360Heros, Kolor and GoPro, develop mounts and frames that hold several GoPro cameras (from 6 to 16, Hero3/3+/4) to record videos that can be stitched via software into a full spherical 360° video, compatible with 360° video platforms (YouTube 360, Facebook, etc.). Cameras are controlled via the GoPro Wi-Fi remote.

Giroptic 360cam is a 360° action camera with a real time stitch-in option enabling users to share their recorded content without any post-production

Giroptic 360cam is an action camera that records 360° content in time lapse, photo burst, or video mode and automatically stitches captured content together with its real-time image fusion process. Therefore users can live-stream or share stitched content online directly from their camera. A micro-SD card is required for storage.

YouTube developed a native support for 360° videos and offers a wide range of fully immersive videos, in which users can navigate with tap and drag

YouTube 360 is a channel of the video platform that enables users to post and watch 360° videos assuming they have the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Internet Explorer on their computer and the latest version of the YouTube app on their smartphone. 360° YouTube videos can also be watched with Google Cardboard through the YouTube app.

Google Cardboard is a low-cost cardboard-made virtual reality headset designed for mass market consumers

Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset, initially launched by Google and copied by many companies, that is made of cardboard, two 40mm lenses, a magnetic push button to trigger in-app actions, Velcro band, and a dedicated space behind the lenses to insert a smartphone into. The Cardboard uses the magnetic push button to establish communication with the smartphone.