We cover the 2nd Athens Bike Weekend in 360 degrees.
Today we were @ Syntagma Square with Mbike magazine
The event takes place on the main square of the city, opposite the Parliament. It consists of three major cycling Events: Athens International Criterium – for athletes – Tour of Athens – for commuters and recreational riders and a Bike Expo. With or without their bikes, Athenians are invited to experience a weekend dedicated to bicycling.
Stabilizing test for Mountain bike ride at Poikilo. VR360 from the rider’s point of view.
We capture in 360 degrees video part of the single trails route of the MTB XCO race organized by Cycling & Running Team ODYSSEAS Petroupolis. The race is the 3rd round of the Attica MTB Cup 2017. The route is in a circuit type including forest roads and single trails at the Poikilo Mountain (just next to the city of Athens).
Athens City Center 29.04.2017
Dancing @Kapnikarea church, @ Kerameikos Sq @Klauthmonos Sq
International Dance Day (World Dance Day) has been celebrated on April 29 through promotion by the International Dance Council (CID), an umbrella organization within UNESCO for all kinds of dance.
Among the goals of the Dance Day are to increase the awareness of the importance of dance among the general public, as well as to persuade governments all over the world to provide a proper place for dance in all systems of education, from primary to higher.
The internationally renowned performer Maria Fragoudaki, in collaboration with the artist-performer Anastasia Argyriou are surprising everyone who passes by Syntagma Square. They dim the lights and use the building of “Great Britain” as background for the audiovisual event. In order to shake our senses and mind, they choose the symbolic space of the Syntagma Square.
Nefeli Dimitriadi’s research on virtual landscapes led to the virtual reality art environment entitled PLANESCAPES. In her installation the artist is experimenting with the aesthetics of the virtual reality space using visual arts, video and virtual reality technologies, to address the experience of flying over real and virtual landscapes.
The exhibition consists of an interactive lightning installation, with distance measuring sensors following the gaze/step of the spectator and revealing painted aerial landscapes, of a video where the viewer watches a flight over endless lands and sea, and of a virtual reality flight simulation.
Take a look at the 360video of the premiere of the installation @ Ileana Tounta Gallery
Interactive lighting technical support: George Apostolakos
Installation photography: Yiannis Kelemenis
Graphic Design: Anna Meli
This is the first camera mounting system that we designed and produced in our labs. We have tested this for a long time and it is very efficient and reliable.
With the GoPro cameras properly adjusted, the rig can offer an optimum 4K resolution video file of spherical image (360 degrees) at 30fps (frames per second).
This rig that is specially designed for VR recording is now available for renting from Rent Photo Video company (www.rentphotovideo.gr- tel: 211-7101105).
It includes 6 xGoPros 3+ fully adjusted, remote control, 6 extra batteries, battery chargers and 6 microSD cards of 32Gb each).
Now the only thing you need in order to record your 360 videos is to… push the recording button.
Six GoPro action cameras are used since these were the first small size cameras that could be mounted close together for a complete coverage of a spherical field of view of 360 degrees. Indeed this six cameras setup allows to have many areas of overlap so that the six images to “be connected” -stitched together and create one integrated image.
The VR360gr camera rig (mounting system) that you see today is the eighth operational version. It can be used with GoPro 4 and 3+ models either with or without the GoPro protective covers (extra holding cups are needed if used without housing).
DTM visits the Hungaroring track this weekend. We had the chance to film in 360 video two amazing rounds in the Budapests’s 4.381Km track. The BMW DTM drivers Tom Blomqvist and António Félix da Costa take us around the track while driving the new BMW M2 coupe during BMW international media even. The amazing 360, all around, video of inside and out of the car offers a unique impression of the turns and the track facilities while the drivers speed, brake and usually drift all over the place. Not to mention that even more impressive these videos are when watching through the VR (virtual reality) goggles that allow to move around your head and see a different angle every time, like if you were the co-driver of Blomqvist and Da Costa during their two laps. Thanks to BMW Motorsport that just released the videos in youtube we are more than happy to see our work published in international channels.
Please see the videos in the links,
This the first 360 degrees video from XFactor Greek show 2016. Enjoy this demo version and try to follow the action moving the cursor, or your head if you are wearing VR glasses or google cardboards.
Stay tuned for more to come.
View the video on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOBnq5CC4vk&feature=youtu.be
This 360 degrees video helps us to follow the Christmas spirit in a multidimensional all around view. Friends and family are all enjoying and celebrating during the Christmas tree decoration in Athens.
We wish you all Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with many many 360 videos to come.
The first scuba diving video 360 in Greece
It was early December but still sunny day when we dive in Athens. For the first time in Greece we capture in 360 video the cavern (well known as black hole) that exists at the second cove in Vouliagmeni. Our divers went down to 30m depth and brought us some spectacular pictures of the spot (37°47’58.01″N, 23°47’21.17″E). VR360.gr created this video by using the full 360 Abyss system. Stay connected, more episodes to follow.
Producer: Yannis Ntrenoyannis
Post Production: Panagiotis Patsiaouras-Noise and Grain
Camera crew: Elias Koukouvinos- Iakovos Ntrenoyannis
Diver: George Kolikis