SPIN Studio is making VR even more accessible with support for 180-degree immersive video. Users can now show “any degree” of VR video, including footage from the new VR180 Yi and Lenovo cameras. Announced at CES, these inexpensive, point-and-shoot devices give viewers a feeling of immersion without the complexity of crafting a fully 360-degree experience.
When using Any Degree, keep these things in mind:
- Any degree content, just like 360, needs to be mastered as mono, stereo top/bottom, or stereo left/right first.
- The background for any degree content will be black.
- In addition to setting the stereo mode settings, the custom field of view settings must be set prior to rendering for the rendering to work correctly.
Preparing your video for rendering
After you have uploaded your videos to SPIN Studio, you will need to modify the Video Settings.
- Stereo Mode: Mono, Stereo top/bottom, and left/right
- Field of View:
- 360 or Custom (any degree). If Custom, you can use the sliders or enter in the horizontal and vertical field of view.
- Horizontal FOV: Supports 120° to 360°
- Vertical FOV: Supports 90° to 180°
- Select Render
- Encode with Standard (Equirect) for 180° or custom field of view videos.
Watching your videos
After your videos are rendered. Add your videos to a SPIN and watch your videos by VR Casting to a paired device or use the Direct Sharing link from the SPIN Play app. You can also preview it in the web browser.
SPIN Play App is available in the following app stores:
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