History in 360 degrees

The current development of technology allows us to look at video in a panoramic way. By assembling several cameras, or through professional or desktop surround video cameras,  we can film the world around in full surround video.

Noa Neal in 360

Singer Noa Neal performs at CES2016, recorded in 360-degree video (image: Intel)

Also for virtual reality, we can register a virtual walk in a panoramic way, by special plugins that create this surround video for the path that we follow through our virtual scene.  So we have made a surround video along a part of the path of the Ename 1290 virtual tour.


Screenshot of the panoramic video on Ename 1290 (image: Visual Dimension)

Although you can look at this YouTube video on your desktop, the experience becomes much nicer if you see it through a pair of VR glasses.  This sounds expensive but typically, you don’t need more than smartphone and something like Google Cardboard to have fun.

Google Cardboard

The Amazing Google Cardboard VR glasses

Of course, you can use fancier stuff, such as the Samsung Gear VR or the Oculus Rift, but in fact, a simple 15 euro Google Cardboard does the job nicely.  If you live in Flanders and you read De Standaard as newspaper, you should have received such a cardboard viewer for free with that newspaper.


Screenshot of the panoramic video on Ename 1665 (image: Visual Dimension)

If you like it (and I’m sure you will), have also a look at our new Ename 1665 surround video trailer.  We are working hard to create a really nice VR experience  for you, so have a look and enjoy!


2 thoughts on “History in 360 degrees

  1. Waaw…..ben benieuwd om dit op groot scherm te zien!

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad

    > Op 18-mei-2016 om 21:44 heeft Visualisation of the Benedictine abbey of Ename het volgende geschreven: > > >

  2. Pingback: Heritage in Motion 2016 Award | Visualisation of the Benedictine abbey of Ename

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