Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wow! Street View in Video

Immersive Media
Immersive Media create interactive panoramas in video (think Street View with moving images). Or even better just check out the example below,

Once the video has finished buffering drag your mouse around the image to pan the view whilst the video is playing, then pick your jaw back up from your desk.

Immersive video have created a Data Coverage Map of some of their available videos. The map traces the routes that the camera takes in each video and the videos are embedded directly within the Google Map.



Mario said...

Wow, really awesome

Frank Taylor said...

Hey Keir, kinda old news in a way (but, still cool). Immersive was actually one of the camera systems Google used in the first release of Street View. But, Google quickly replaced them with something else.

Read a post GEB did on them (and video) from Where 2.0 in May 2007: http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2007/05/technology_behind_go.html

Mr Truth. said...

I think my Jaw is stuck. This is like realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly wild.

A movie and a 360 degree control at the same time.

I hope it gets good use.

It's all bells and whistels if nothing usefull comes out of it.

*fixes jaw and it comes back up*

John MacAdam said...


Søren Johannessen said...

another video demo you can watch http://blog.karagos.com/post/114229575/yellow-bird from a festival - Really would like a video-cam to make this kinds of videos.

UnderCam said...

Hey Keir, Thanks for the pulling the whales video from all the choices at immersivemedia.com. It's my favorite, too, since I'm the guy breathlessly trying to hold the camera steady and narrate as we motored in among lifting flukes that were bigger than our boat. Immersive Media has had this tech for some time, but you're just seeing it now says more about them than it does about you. Focused efforts using Ladybug2 cameras are popping up around the world, including a remarkable multicamera app for live concerts. Check out http://www.mativision.com/portal/sphericalVideos.jsf. Lot's of fun ahead for 360 video. Keep an eye on it at 360videoblog.blogspot.com.