The second part of the special project “Theater Day” has been published on the TASS news agency website. This time a 360° virtual tour we have been working on is dedicated to the Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg and the process of making the play “Blessed Ksenia. Love story". Fascinating bird's-eye views of St. Petersburg, rehearsals, preparing the stage and the auditorium before the performance, dressing rooms and much more - all behind-the-scene things that you are curious to know and see with your own eyes, are now available in a virtual format. Come and enjoy!
We were filiming from several points from different cameras. Special thanks to our reliable partners from www.Insta360.ru for the camera.
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Our 360 movie was shown at the Cannes Festival the other day! The largest yachting festival in the world, the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019, ended in the Gulf of Cannes. Our friends and partners from the Dream Yacht Charter traditionally participated in this event and demonstrated there our panoramic video in the virtual reality glasses!
2019 has been declared the year of Theatre in Russia, so TASS News Agency has launched a special project "Theatre Day. Virtual 360-tour to four Russian theatres". We are glad to participate in this project and introduce the first virtual tour to Russian State Academic Drama Theatre named after Fyodor Volkov in Yaroslavl. It is the place where Russian professional theatre was born in 1750. We managed not only to visit Russia's oldest theatre but also capture the teamwork: see all behind-the-scene things and dressing rooms, visit rehearsals, witnessed the stage scenery installation and, of course, enjoy the excellent performance of "The Seagull"!
Filming this kind of projects requires specific equipment and facilities, so we needed to have several shooting spots and an extra camera, for which we want to thank our partners Insta360. Insta360 Pro2 cameras have proved to be reliable in both theatrical performances and the cold at the altitude of 3,500 meters... But that's a story about our different project that we will uncover soon!
For more details go to the TASS website (and watch a 360° video).
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Laval Virtual Asia 2019 – an Exhibition and Conference on VR&AR and Immersive Techniques took place in Qingdao, China from June 27th to 29th. This year 3000 visitors, 180 exhibitors and 150 speakers attended the conference. AirPano was represented by Sergey Semenov and our Chinese partner Jasmine Lee from JSMVR.
Yesterday, in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the "Golden Turtle" International Wildlife Festival presented an exhibition of the best works of photographers from around the world. The exhibition "Planet Earth. Fragile Perfection" is dedicated to World Earth Day, the main goal of which is to involve the public into environmental issues. Two works by Sergey Rumyantsev — "Gannet colony after rain" and "Water billiards" — and one work by Mike Reyfman are included in this unique collection.
LG Uplus, one of South Korea's main mobile operators, has released the first 5G smartphone and 5G-based VR service, allowing you to enjoy exclusive 3D VR content, as well as 4K UHD VR images that are four times brighter than Full-HD. The vivid content, developed by LG Uplus and leading worldwide manufacturers of 3D virtual reality, will provide its customers a unique experience of VR. And we are incredibly happy to be a part of this revolutionary development, because LG Uplus uses our content too!
5G service allows you to download your favourite movies in seconds, manage a drone without leaving your room, feel the unforgettable atmosphere in the heart of a sports match, look at the smallest details in your favourite TV programs and much more!
Oleg Gaponyuk has become a silver winner of the prestigious underwater photography contest Deep Indonesia in the Reefscapes nomination with his panorama of the coral reef in the Queen's Gardens archipelago. Also the photo of the "Jellyfish Bay", taken in Indonesia was highly appreciated. And we must mention the contribution of Ivan Roslyakov, who stitched these panoramic pictures.
On March, 27, the Pico Interactive company released their new virtual reality glasses — Pico G2 4K. The company used our high-quality content to demonstrate the capabilities of its latest development.
Dive Show – the biggest diving exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe is taking place in Moscow January 31 – February 3. There you may find our underwater content: photos by Oleg Gaponyuk and Max Guzovsky and 360 videos, which visitors can watch in a VR headset.
The winners of the most prestigious panoramic photo contest Epson International Pano Awards have been announced. Oleg Gaponyuk took first place in the VR/360 nomination with his split panorama of Jellyfish Bay. Oleg is the winner of the VR category for the third year in a row! Sergey Rumyantsev took the fifth place with his panorama of the Baikal Lake. Apart from that, 4 panoramas by Oleg and 1 panorama by Ivan Roslyakov are in the Top-20. AirPano has been winning in this contest since 2013.
1st place. Jellyfish Bay. Split panorama (Raja Ampat, Indonesia) — Oleg Gaponyuk
5th place. Milky Way above Baikal Lake (Russia) — Sergey Rumyantsev
12th place. Milky Way above Himalayas (Nepal) — Ivan Roslyakov
14th place. Southern Maldives from above (Mahaddhoo Island, Maldives) — Oleg Gaponyuk
15th place. Jellyfish Bay (Raja Ampat, Indonesia) — Oleg Gaponyuk
18th place. Manta Rays. Underwater panorama (Maldives) — Oleg Gaponyuk
The updated Insta Pro 2 model will help us shoot 360° stereo videos in 8K resolution, and 360° mono videos in 8K with 60 fps. Insta One X is the most compact option for shooting 360° videos in 5,7K resolution and that gives us the possibility to work in the most difficult and extreme conditions, where it is better not to risk losing or damaging professional equipment.
By using the FarSight set we will be able to see on-line what the camera is capturing, even when it is on the drone up in the sky. The StateFlow stabilization system will help us get smooth pictures even when the drone makes fast maneuvers, or when there is strong wind.
We've received National Geographic Traveler with our photo inside. The photo of the Great Wall of China made by Dmitry Moiseenko for AirPano.
The WCVRI (World Conference on VR Industry) took place in Nanchang, China, from October 19th till 21th. Sergey Semenov was one of the speakers and told about the technology of shooting 360° content. There were also AirPano videos on Lenovo, Visbit, PicoVR and UtoVR stands. The goverments of China and Nanchang County organized a VR disctrict with 4 floors of VR experiencesRead more...