Last weekend VRFocus reported on Elemental Technologies, a software video solutions specialist revealing it helped provide the encoding solution for a live-streamed 360-degree concert performed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Berlin, Germany. Now the concert has been made available for all the bands fans to watch.
The concert was captured by four professional Nokia OZO 360-degree cameras, with the video beginning with a long panning shot over the crowd towards the stage. The view then switches to a camera positioned towards the back of the stage next to drummer Chad Smith, so viewers can experience the atmosphere of being right next to the band as they play.
The two other cameras are placed either side of the stage, one directly on the stage to get a good view of the band whilst being able to look over the crowd, while the other has been placed in an elevated position in the walkway between the stage and crowd giving a better sense of watching the band as an audience member.
The 40 minute performance can be seen below or directly on YouTube, controlled by using the WASD keys or your mouse. But as with any 360-degree video its best viewed with a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) like Google Cardboard through the YouTube app on a smartphone.
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