360-Degree Videos

  • Journalism 101, Facebook-Style

    … included a guide for journalists that will explain how to get started on Facebook or simply grow your presence. We’ve heard from journalists that they need more information when deciding between setting up a page or a profile and about how to manage privacy settings. The “Getting Started” course seeks to answer all of those questions and covers…

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  • Facebook Unveils Resources for Business Influencers

    … Facebook Monday released a bundle of resources for business influencers, highlighted by its Business Influencer Guide. The Facebook for Business Influencers page includes information on using Facebook as a leadership platform, Facebook Live, Facebook Mentions, notes, 360-degree videos and other related content. And the guide touches…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 11 readers -
  • Facebook Now Lets You Set the Initial View on 360-Degree Photos

    … Facebook updated the experience of sharing 360-degree photos with other users. Specifically, users can now change the initial view on their 360 photos on iOS, Android and Chrome on desktop. With this update, when a user uploads a 360 photo on mobile, they can now drag their finger to set the initial view for the photo. This will be the view…

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  • Audio 360: Facebook Brings Spatial Audio to 360-Degree Videos

    … 360 was launched Friday for 360 videos on News Feed in Facebook’s flagship iOS and Android applications, Chrome on desktop and Samsung Gear VR, bringing spatial surround sound to those videos. Thakur and Nair described spatial audio as follows: Think of spatial audio as 3-D sound for 360 videos. It’s an immersive sphere of audio meant…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Facebook Beefing Up Canvas

    … brand awareness and video views. Facebook also offered a preview of upcoming changes to Canvas, such as templates, the addition of support for 360-degree videos and the ability to link to other Canvas ads. Details follow, from the Facebook for Business post: Making Canvas accessible for all brands means simplifying the creation experience so…

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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

    … Facebook announced at its @Scale Conference 2016 in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday that it developed a custom-designed stabilization technology for 360-degree videos. Other announcements by the social network at @Scale included the open-sourcing of its Zstandard compression algorithm and the deployment of its MyRocks next-generation MySQL…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 19 readers -
  • Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin in Europe, Canada; Sept. 20 Ship Date

    … Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset are being accepted via retailers in Europe and Canada, with a ship date of Sept. 20. Facebook’s Oculus VR unit said in a blog post that the suggested retail price for the Oculus Rift in Europe is £549/€699 ($716), adding that in-store demonstrations of the upcoming Oculus Touch controller will begin…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 7 readers -
  • Facebook Open-Sources Surround 360 3-D 360-Degree Camera System

    … Facebook introduced its Surround 360 3-D 360-degree camera system at its F8 global developers conference in April, and this week, the social network open-sourced its specifications. When Surround 360 debuted at F8, Facebook said it had no plans to brand or sell the system, adding that it would post the specifications to GitHub. That day has…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 9 readers -
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