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360 Video Production Using 6 GoPros and Kolor Autopano Video

A System to Capture, Process, and Produce High Quality 360 Video for Web Playback and Virtual Reality Content Creation
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This course will teach you how to use GoPro video cameras, special GoPro mounts, and computer software to create 360 degree videos. 360 Video is an amazing medium for sharing experiences and has applications for the web, mobile devices, and virtual reality. In this course, we will cover

  • How 360 Video works
  • How to capture 360 Video
  • How to Stitch 360 Video with a popular software solution
  • Where to share 360 video online

We will establish a workflow that is repeatable and can be used over and over again to make 360 video content for Youtube, Littlstar, and VRideo. You should enroll if you want to make panoramic 360 video or want to create Virtual Reality Content.

This is a class for video production people, virtual reality developers, technology integrators, digital media storytellers, marketers, advertisers, and other media creation organizations. It covers the camera options and software solutions that exist to help make 360 video from GoPro cameras. It will take less than 2 hours to complete. There are quizes along the way to test your retention of the material. I also include how to connect to a community of 360 degree video professionals on the internet through Facebook.

Who is the target audience?
  • Aspring 360 Video Production Specialists
  • Virtual Reality Content Creators
  • Oculus Rift Developers
  • Cinematographers
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What Will I Learn?
Succesfully capture 360 degree video using a variety of hardware platforms
Understand the difference between panoramic video and photography
Stitch multiple videos together into a 360 video
Share out your 360 video for fun and profit
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  • Passion to learn about 360 video
  • Computer with internet connection
  • Access to some 360 video files to be stitched and already stitched
Curriculum For This Course
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Teacher Introduction
1 Lecture 00:38

This is a video introduction from your teacher, Daniel dB Buchanan, a Virtual Reality Developer in the United States.

Preview 00:38
360 Video Applications
3 Lectures 10:07

Here we describe what 360 video is, so that we can begin to talk intelligently about how to create it.

Preview 02:28

Some ideas for applications for this technology. By no means exhaustive!

Preview 05:32

360 Video can also be watched in VR, which is another cool reason to create this content.

Preview 02:07
Creating 360 Video
1 Lecture 01:13

We will talk about the system that I have created to start, process, and complete 360 video.

Overview: A 360 Video Creation Workflow
Capturing 360 Video
4 Lectures 18:27

Here are some of the cameras you can use to capture 360 video.

Tools: Camera Options and Mounts

This lecture describes how to configure the GoPro cameras for 360 video production.

GoPro Camera Configuration

You are going to want to organize your files early on, so you don't have a huge mess down the road. Here is one way to do that.

File Organization

This lecture shows you how to capture 360 video in the field.

Capturing 360 Video in the Field

This quiz tests your understanding of 360 video capturing using cameras.

360 Video Capture Quiz
4 questions
360 Video Processing
3 Lectures 18:46

Here are the software solutions to stitching video that are out there.

Tools: Stitching Software

Here are some 360 players both standalone and web based.

Tools: 360 Video Players and Streaming

Here is how to stitch the video you captured into one big video that can be viewed in a 360 player.

360 Video Stitching using Kolor Autopano Video
360 Video Distribution
3 Lectures 04:40

Now that you have your video stitched, what can you do with it? Here are some popular websites that share 360 video content.

360 Video Distribution

Stitching and Distribution Quiz: Final
3 questions

This wraps up the course. I'd love to see what you create!

Conclusion: Looking Forward

Links to Useful Websites for 360 Video Creators and Developers
About the Instructor
3.5 Average rating
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1,054 Students
2 Courses
AR/VR Experience Engineer at Agilibility

dB started doing IT Consulting in 2004. He began developing web sites and web applications in 2006 and started building mobile apps in 2012. He works with GetMorePC and Agilibility, and also founded VARDNet. He does 360 video production and Virtual Reality Application Development for Desktop and Mobile Platforms.

dB built a 360 degree video quarterback training system for the University of Tennessee. He also built Pocket Graveyard for the Oculus Rift and Cardboard Graveyard for the Google Cardboard. He attended CES 2015 and got to try the Consumer Version 1 of the Oculus Rift. He looks forward to playing with the Oculus Rift Consumer Version and the HTC Vive.

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