Video on Demand…High Demand
If there’s one thing we can say about our tech advancements, it’s that it has changed our audio-visual media experiences. Where a mere two decades ago our media experiences consisted of sitting in front of a television set or radio consuming our limited supply of one channel of content at a time during fixed times, we now have virtually everything we want, when we want it. Creating an impactful media experience is a constant challenge of being able to surmount a perpetually-raising bar, and on the cutting edge is spherical or 360 video projection. This includes anything from 360 projection mapped rooms and irregularly shaped spaces to spherically shaped planetarium domes. For those who are serious about making their presentations memorable, 360 video projection is the standout means in a world surrounded by screens.
When you think of a planetarium, you picture a large dome with a projection that creates a stunning illusion of looking at the sky. This is the basic principle behind 360 video projection. Using multiple projectors and high quality content, 360 projection can provide the illusion of being surrounded by anything.
Live action videos used for this type of projection are shot with specialized camera rigs that capture high quality images from all directions. Animated content on the other hand requires heavy software use and lots of computer power to produce the quality of content required for this effect.
The spherical projection is created using multiple projectors, which are blended together in order to create a cohesive picture. The angles and positions of each projector are carefully calculated to avoid warping or distortion while creating an immersive experience for viewers that resembles reality. Advanced projection mapping techniques can then be used to incorporate any 3D objects or irregular surfaces into the illusion.
360 Video Projection: Why Is It Worth Your Time?
It’s great that 360 projection can be used for a variety of purposes and is suited for several industries.
- Corporate Presentations: An increasing number of companies are using immersive spaces for holding corporate conferences for brand or product presentations. Tech companies in particular can get the full benefit from spherical projection to demonstrate some of the audio and visual capabilities of today’s cutting-edge devices.
- Education: Thanks to the increasing availability of advanced technology, 360 video projection isn’t limited to planetariums and museums anymore. Nor is it limited to remaining in a fixed position in a single building. In particular, wildlife scenes can be recreated in stunning clarity with shooting that can create a sense of closing distance between the audience and the surrounding nature.
- Meditation: The immersion potential of 360 degree visuals can be used for therapeutic purposes. Large meditation sessions can be held using projections of soothing atmospheres reminiscent of gentle forest scenes or rainfalls on water.
- Special Events & Parties: As 360 projection becomes more portable and accessible, consumers are resorting more and more to projection presentations to mark special occasions such as weddings or large dinners.
360 PROJECTION BY LUMEN & FORGE
Whatever your idea, theme, and attendance size, 360 projection in a geodesic dome can be customized to suit it. For a quote or to browse a number of sizes of both inflatable and permanent domes, see our avalable projection dome venues and related services.