360-Degree Videos

    • Facebook Instant Articles Now Support 360-Degree Videos and Photos

      Publishers using Facebook’s Instant Articles can now include 360-degree videos and 360-degree photos to their content. Product manager Josh Roberts announced the new options in a Facebook Media blog post, saying that publishers can begin adding 360 videos and 360 photos as of Thursday, and they will be viewable via the latest versions of Facebook’s flagship Android and iOS applications.

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    • Facebook Beefing Up Canvas

      Facebook announced a host of changes and upcoming new features for its Canvas ads, starting with new “brand-oriented marketing objectives.” The social network said in a Facebook for Business post that Canvas was initially available only for website clicks and website conversions, and it has now been expanded to further objectives including brand awareness and video views.

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  • Facebook Now Lets You Set the Initial View on 360-Degree Photos

    …, we’ve also heard many of you ask for album support, and we’ll be rolling out the ability to post 360 photos to albums in the coming weeks. Alongside this update, we’ll also roll out the ability to add 360 photos to multimedia posts—i.e., when you want to post a combination of 360 photos, regular photos, 360 videos and regular videos at once. Readers: Do you share 360 photos on Facebook? …

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  • 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Twitter, Facebook

    …, 2016 Meanwhile, scenes from the red carpet, as well as the monologue by host Jimmy Kimmel, came alive on Facebook via 360-degree videos. The video from the red carpet, via the Emmys/Television Academy Facebook page, is embedded below, along with the 360 video of Kimmel’s monologue, which appeared on the pages of Jimmy Kimmel, ABC and Emmys…

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  • Facebook Develops Custom 360-Degree Video Stabilization Technology

    …. Coming in future versions: Multi-threaded command line compression for even faster throughput on large data sets, similar to the pigz tool for zlib. New compression levels, in both directions, allowing for even faster compression and higher ratios. A community-maintained predefined set of compression dictionaries for common data sets such as JSON, HTML…

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  • Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin in Europe, Canada; Sept. 20 Ship Date

    … worldwide in October. Oculus said in an email to SocialTimes that Rift demos will be available in more than 600 retail locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe “by fall,” adding in its blog post: Every Rift comes with popular VR platformer Lucky’s Tale, along with hundreds of free 3-D 360 videos and VR movies, plus access to the ever-expanding…

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  • Facebook Open-Sources Surround 360 3-D 360-Degree Camera System

    … come. Research scientist Forrest Briggs made the announcement in a blog post: Today we officially open-sourced the specs for Surround 360, our high-quality 3-D-360 hardware and software video capture system. The open-source project includes the hardware camera design and software stitching code that makes end-to-end 3-D-360 video capture possible…

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  • Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

    …-left corner of the video, place the phone in the Gear VR and experience the photo in an immersive VR environment. Facebook 360 partnerships lead Paul Beddoe-Stephens and strategic partnerships executive Brad Ferry wrote in a Facebook Media blog post that 360-degree cameras that can be used to create Facebook 360 photos include the Samsung Gear 360…

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  • Gordon Ramsay Cooks Up Facebook 360 Video

    … A new 360-degree video on Facebook was cooked up by none other than Gordon Ramsay. The chef, television host and producer teamed up with immersive entertainment studio Surreal to showcase his newly renovated kitchen by posting a 360 video (embedded below) of himself and his youngest daughter, Tilly Ramsay, also a chef, creating one of their favorite meals—a full English breakfast. Readers: What do you think of Ramsay’s new kitchen? Image courtesy of Gordon Ramsay Facebook page. …

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  • Facebook Now Has Two Big Ears

    … VR and 360-degree video free-of-charge. The following announcement appeared on both the Two Big Ears homepage and the page for the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation: At Two Big Ears, we’ve been hard at work creating technology and tools that have defined how immersive audio is crafted and experienced in VR and AR (augmented reality), both now…

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  • Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

    … in tow, your campaign can be elevated to its maximum success rate. Who would have known that Mark Zuckerberg’s 2004 creation would be marketers’ breadwinner 12 years down the line? And with a 360-degree Facebook video viewer, the next thing marketers should be getting excited about is virtual reality. Rob McCarty is the chief operating officer at content and influencer marketing agency PopShorts. …

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