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December 26, 2010 12:08 AM   Subscribe

Watch a concert or take a drive through Haiti with 360-degree interactive video.

Ski down Whistlerr, watch a marketing-infused music video, go whale watching, or watch a stadium being demolished from the inside (previously).

The technology is obviously still in its infancy, but it's not hard to imagine it cropping up more in the future.
posted by Defenestrator (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

The Muse "Watch a concert" link, by the way, is probably the most impressive example. I may be biased though as I love Muse and that video was the impetus for me finding all of the others.
posted by Defenestrator at 12:11 AM on December 26, 2010

This must win the prize for the longest URL posted here...
posted by haykinson at 12:50 AM on December 26, 2010

Oh god... this is going to make me seriously want to do this exact thing on EVERY video. What a crazy bit of kit going into making street view/panoramic work dynamically across video. Shit.

Seriously though, I suppose it has to be pushing through one comprehensive video stream that includes all the footage from all the cameras stitched together, and you're just changing your viewport or something like that, because anything else wouldn't be terribly efficient, but this is pretty awesome. It gives you this other-worldly "holy shit, I feel like I'm there" effect.

Let's see HTML 5 do this...
posted by disillusioned at 2:58 AM on December 26, 2010

Holy ruminating quadruped. Its the future. Bring on the bandwidth.
posted by stonepharisee at 3:20 AM on December 26, 2010

posted by Charnieia at 7:20 AM on December 26, 2010

I love Muse, and I must say. That is pretty much the best thing.
posted by Askiba at 12:04 PM on December 26, 2010

Oh, wow. All concert videos should be like that from now on. Multiple pannable cameras.
posted by mrbill at 7:56 PM on December 26, 2010

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