I am excited to share this director’s brief with everyone. I am working on setting up a library tour in my own library using this 360-degree video camera technology, so this director’s brief will be valuable in explaining the technology to other library staff.
360-degree video cameras allow for videos to be recorded in full 360-degree range, not to be confused with fish eye cameras that distort the picture. This is very similar to something like Google Street view but as a video. The interesting thing about this technology is that it works well when paired with other technologies such as virtual reality.
I recommend checking out a playlist I created on YouTube showcasing some of the 360-degree videos that I found particularly interesting before looking at the director’s brief. In order for these videos to be seen properly in 360-degree they need to be opened in either Google Chrome or an Android device with gyro sensors (many phones have them now). While Google and YouTube are working to get these videos working on iOS they do not work with those devices yet.