VeeR 360 Video

VeeR 360 Video

VeeR 360 Video

We have a new favorite App and Service. It is called VeeR and if you enjoy or create 360 Video then this app is certainly for you.

What is VeeR? Well, VeeR is a network of 360 Video and Photographs that are uploaded by people around the world that have 360-degree cameras. We first got onto it by word of mouth, we were posting our 360 content onto Youtube and were told to have a look at VeeR!

We were not disappointed when you open the VeeR App up and secure it into your VR Headset or Google Cardboard you are all of a sudden in another world. How it works is that there is random 360 content shown, you simply watch a video in immersive 360, when that finishes another video then starts. The content you see will cover all genres so diversity makes for a more interesting viewing experience.

VeeR App

We tend to only watch stuff that we think we are going to enjoy, but when you do not have to choose what is next it can really open your exposure to a variety of techniques, great story lines or just amazing vistas.

In addition to watching great random content, you can also personalize your viewing tastes so it really has something for everyone.

If you happen to not like a video, just use the navigation menu that pops up when you click your headset button and move to the next video. It really is great.

If you are a content creator the news is even better. Once you upload your content to VeeR 360 Video you will see that you get loads of views and engagement. As well as this you also get exposed to many different techniques and ideas on how to create effective 360 content.

We have a channel on VeeR, you can find us at http://veer.tv/vr/Austechvr. Just for a comparison, have a look at our Youtube page and you will see the distinct difference in views on the same video content.

You can Download VeeR for both Iphone and Android by following the links below.

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Gorilla Safari

Gorilla Safari VR

Gorilla Safari

Ian Redmond takes us on a Virtual Gorilla Safari around the world in a 360-degree documentary on Great Apes and various species of Primates. This Virtual Safari was brought to us by the Born Free Foundation which is a charity that was founded in 1984 by actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna.

 

Born free aims to give every animal a chance at a fulfilling life and they regularly rescue them from terrible conditions send them to amazing sanctuaries. These animals include big Cats, Primates, and Elephants.  Born Free also focus on Conversation and Education which is where this amazing VR App finds it’s niche.

Gorilla Safari VR

This App is very easy to use and is loaded up with information on each Species of Ape in various locations in both Africa and South East Asia. You can learn things such as primates can catch ebola through to other interesting things such as Gorilla’s love Banana plants, not so much the fruit, though.

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The app contains amazing 360-degree images with multiple styles of navigation from clicking with your headset to gaze navigation. As you look around each 360 scene you have that scene narrated to you and you have the option to then click further into other area’s you want to learn more about. These extra areas will either be video or another image!

It really is an easy and fulfilling experience watching and learning, in fact, you almost feel like you are in the humid leafy jungles with them.

Who is this App for? Well everyone from Teachers and Students through to people like you and me that are interested in these amazing animals and their habitats.

This Gorilla Safari is designed to raise awareness for these animals as well as educate anyone that is interested in their environments and behaviors.

Here is a bit more information about this project on their site!

 

 

President Donald Trump 360 Degree Videos

Donald Trump

A fun post today. Let me make it clear, as an Australian I am not entering into politics of either side. My aim here is to showcase some content of President Donald Trump 360 Degree Videos.

This is all historic and relevant to what is happening right now in our world iaoaj7y. The best part, viewing this in your Google Cardboard Headset allows you to experience these things as if you were there.

Spotlight Stories

Google Spotlight Stories

Google Spotlight Stories

Google Spotlight Stories are the latest Virtual Reality Sensation and perfect for our Google Cardboard Headsets.

Google Spotlight Stories are simply innovating and immersive stories for Mobile Virtual Reality. It is funny, I say simply innovating! There is nothing simple about these amazing works of art!

You may have read about Pearl, which has been nominated for an Oscar! That is the quality we are seeing on Google Spotlight Stories. Who creates these brilliant Stories? The people behind this are purely very talented Artists and Technologists that enjoy creating Immersive stories.

These immersive stories however, can blow your mind!

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Help.

This is AMAZING! Godzilla has nothing on this lizard! The effects, the movie and the main villain were just jaw dropping.

One of the best VR Immersive Stories I have seen in a long long time. A must watch!

Google Spotlight Stories Help

Rain or Shine

This Story begins in a bright wonderful town and features a girl with a pair of sunglasses. However, things do not go as you would think. A great fun story which shows that no matter how bad things can go, every cloud has a silver lining.

The Simpsons: Planet of the Couches.

This one starts off great, is it VR yet? No! Is it VR yet? No! Is it VR yet? Yes!!! It was great seeing our friends from the Simpsons in VR, not only was the whole family there but loads of other characters too. Although this is quite a short Story it is rich with content.

Wherever you choose to look you will find something that you were not quite expecting. Some of the signs at Planet Couches are quite clever too, with such clever pun’s on common phrases.

The Simpsons Couch World

On Ice

Wow! This is a visual feast! There is so much going on here, where to look coupled with a unique perspective of being in the middle of a performance!This illustrates perfectly where immersive and 360 content is heading, and it is very rich with content. All the way down to looking a Bear in the eyes at close

This illustrates perfectly where immersive and 360 content is heading, and it is very rich with content. All the way down to looking a Bear in the eyes at close quarters, right down from the tip of his nose! This is a must watch.

Google Spotlight Stories On Ice

Special Delivery

As with most 360 productions, this one is very clever. There is so much to see, looking into many rooms from outside, cats chasing birds! Oh, and the main show. I will not say much about that other than it is magical and Kids will absolutely love it.

Pearl is nominated for Oscar!

Pearl 360 video Oscar Nomination

Pearl nominated Oscar

In a first for the VR or 360 Degree Video Genre, we have a short film nominated for an Oscar in the 89th Academy awards. The fact that Pearl is nominated for Oscar is a big deal for the ever expanding Virtual Reality Community.

We understand that version of Pearl that was nominated is a yet to be released Theatrical version, similar to what Pixar would produce. The category that Pearl is competing in is the “Best Animated Short Film” we are so looking forward to seeing how Pearl does.

Pearl is also up for an Annie Award and this award will happen on the 4th February 2017.

The movie itself is quite interesting. It starts off with a young woman jumping into the back of an old car. We soon see that this car has played an important part of her life, it is the place where she grew up with her father. They both made a living busking around the country.

The father would sometimes feel that he should be providing more for the daughter. Eventually, she grows and goes her own way before… Actually, I will let you watch the movie.

This movie is a part of the Google Spotlight Series on Youtube, there are a bunch of really cool video’s up on this channel so it is well worth subscribing too from this point on.

What is exciting is the accelerated occurrence of brilliant content being created in the 360-degree style. Of course, this style of video works perfectly and is best viewed in our Google Cardboard Headsets.

We are seeing content being created on the Video Clip front, such as Mix Master Mike and the Magma Chamber or even Queen and the Bohemian Rhapsody Experience which we have reported on in the past. The future looks very bright indeed and at AustechVR we cannot wait to see what 2017 brings us.

Lets hope that as well as Pearl is nominated for Oscar, we hear that it has in fact won!

 

 

Milky Way VR

MilkyWayVR

Milky Way VR


After our post on the wonderful Milky Way 360 Video we have found that people want more. No wonder when you think of the amazing images that can be caught of this amazing system of Stars.

Before we provide you with some simply stunning 360 video of the Milky Way let’s discover what it actually is. The Milky Way is our home Galaxy, it has our Solar System as one small part of it.

From Earth, the Milky Way Galaxy appears as a band of light from the countless stars that are clustered in it. The reason it looks like a band is because it is a disc-shaped Galaxy and we are viewing it from within, pretty cool huh?

Now let us blow your mind! The Milky Way is one Galaxy, we can see how many Stars and Solar Systems are a part of it. They are impossible to count! It is estimated though that the Milky Way has between 100 – 400 Billion Stars!

You would think that each Star would have a couple of planets rotating around it at least, so it is possible that there are over 1 Trillion planets in our little Galaxy.

It gets better, the Milky Way is one of 2 Trillion Galaxies in our Observable Universe.

Observable Univers

2 Trillion looks like this – 2,000,000,000,000! Now if start to think of how many stars and how many planets are in our Observable Universe and you will find that your brain could possible start frying.

The point must also be made that we have never viewed the Milky Way from outside simply because we have not managed to get a device that far away from Earth.

So, I hope that your understanding of how amazing our Milky Way is makes these 360 Degree Video’s even better. These videos are best viewed in our amazing Google Cardboard VR Headsets.

VR Mac-Pan a Pac-Man Game

VRPac-Man

VR Mac-Pan a Pac-Man Game

Nearly everyone knows of Pac-Man, well I just finished playing a few rounds of VR Mac-Pan and wow it was fun.

So, this is a pretty basic game which is why it is so good. You find yourself in a maze with a bunch of white balls ready for you to collect, sounds familiar right? The clincher here is that you are not looking at the maze from above but actually in it. Because of this the degree of difficulty is through the roof.

Navigation is pretty simple, you just need to turn to the left or right to keep on following and collecting balls. I did find that a number of times because I was lined up right behind the balls that I could not see the Giant Killer balls that were also collecting approach and kill me.

So a trick I learned pretty quickly was that you can sort of lean out a bit and try to see what is coming, the game does allow you to do this. It is not enough though just to try and see ahead, as it is a maze and you want to collect white balls all the time you are venturing into new areas where the Giant Killer balls are also farming, they can come from anywhere.

This is a great concept and the simplicity and familiarity are definitely clinchers in making this game very enjoyable for short bursts. It brings back one of the most popular arcade games of all time and brings it Virtual Reality, a perfect mix of old and new. On a side note this game works a treat in our

On a side note this game works a treat in our Google Cardboard VR Headsets.

So get onto the App Store or Play Store and look up VR Mac-Pan and give it a spin.  I am sure you will find it harder than the original Pac-Man and just as fun.

 

 

SBSVR App

Heston Blumenthal SBSVR

The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is Australia’s most diverse and may we suggest the most interesting Television Service in Australia. They bring us awesome TV, many Radio shows and now an SBSVR App.

The SBS is a service that provides a lot of foreign material and the more diverse content in the Australian media landscape. They are quite innovative in that their Catch Up Television App is one of the best in the country and have now entered the world of Virtual Reality (VR).

This App worked wonderfully with AustechVR’s Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headsets.

So, I decided to try out their App and found that it was not overly flush with content but the content that was there was good. We had stuff like

  • ‘First Contact’
  • ‘A pigs life with Matthew Evans’
  • ‘Festival of Light – Tomorrows Diwali’
  • ‘Welcome to Garma’
  • ‘Zombies in 360 from Mythbusters’
  • ‘Inside Hestons World – Explore the Fat Duck’

All this content was in small bite size portions but was interesting none the less with great production and the promise of more VR content in the future. This is an app you should get behind in the hope that it encourages SBS to make available more VR content from not only them but also the other Television networks in Australia.

So, what did I enjoy the most? I really like Zombies so the Mythbusters Zombies in 360 was pretty fun. I really like <a href="http://www project planning tools.thefatduck.co.uk/”>Heston blumenthal as he has one of the most bizarre and interesting minds in the world of cooking and the story of Melbourne’s Fat Duck was quite cool.

My favorite though was the Festival of Light – Tomorrow’s Diwali which featured a fellow using a Tilt Brush to create 3 different pieces of art whilst you stood in the middle of his creations and watched on. The Tilt brush technology is very cool and this gives you a small taste of what is possible with that tech.

You can find this app by searching for SBSVR on the Apple AppStore or Google Play.

 

Rogue One 360 Degree Video

Rogue One 360 Degree Video

Rogue One 360 Degree Video

Rogue One a Star Wars Story is one of the mega movies of 2016 and will be smashing records well into 2017. This is the perfect reason to break out the AustechVR Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset and check out some Rogue One 360 degree Youtube Video Action.

Rogue One: Recon A Star Wars 360 Experience!

This is a brilliant video, puts you right in the hot seat and you get to experience what it is like approaching the Death Star whilst under heavy fire from X-Wing fighters!

Simply, enjoy 360 Video, one of the best ways to get the best out of your Google Cardboard!

Virtual Reality For Your Marketing Campaign

Virtual Reality is really starting to get some traction worldwide task management tool. You will see that you can leverage the popularity of Virtual Reality for your marketing campaigns.

How can you use Virtual Reality for Marketing?

AustechVR have had many clients take up the option of using Fully Branded Google Cardboard VR Headsets for events in 2016. Your customer immediately has a higher level of excitement at your event. They may know a little about VR but do not actually know what it can do. Or they could know a lot and are eager to show off it’s capabilities to others.

With the Google Cardboard VR Headsets you utilise the power of the attendees Smartphones. When the customer leaves the event, they will keep their Google Cardboard Headset that has your branding or the events branding printed onto the outside for everyone to see.

This sure beats handing out the usual pens, notepads, USB drives and the like. You can even produce your own VR or 360 video content to compliment your custom headsets.

A little history on VR and why the time for headsets such as the Google Cardboard is here!

Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for a long time in one form or another, it all started in 1838 when Charles Wheatstone showed that the brain can process 2 different 2D images on each eye to create an object of 3 Dimensions. If you are interested in the history of VR read more here. http://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality/history.html

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VR has really begun to hit it’s straps just recently with technology leaping ahead via the amazingly powerful smartphones that are being produced. Smartphones have enabled developers to produce content and implement techniques once only thought possible on the larger more expensive Fully Featured VR Headsets.

A few years ago, you could buy a Google Cardboard version 1 headset that needed to be assembled before use. Only then to discover a handful of Apps and limited content available for you to consume.

Enter 2016 and beyond, we have had over 10 million downloads of the Google Cardboard App. We have over 360,000 hours of 360 VR Video on the 360 channel at Youtube along with 1.9 million subscribers. We have thousands of Apps and games for the Google Cardboard which include loads of free ones ready for use.

Video content, in particular is where VR is pushing ahead for the Mobile market, also games and experiences provide the Google Cardboard user with hours of fun and excitement.

With 2016 nearly behind us, think of your next event in 2017 and contact us for more information on how to get your headsets. We specialise in bulk Custom Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headsets.