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Thursday, 29 December 2016

The 360-degree videos hit Twitter with Periscope

The microblogging social network adds to the growing fashion of videos in 360 degrees, but it does so in a very peculiar way. Twitter recently activated a new feature to display streaming video 360 degrees through its subsidiary Periscope.

Undoubtedly, this new interactive feature of Twitter goes a step beyond the classic 360 - degree videos that can be viewed on Facebook, as it puts the viewer squarely in the middle of the action. And it has the peculiarity that these are live videos.

From now on users can view and interact with these live videos at 360 degrees Twitter applications and Periscope. Here's more details about this new feature.

Twitter Launches 360-Degree Live Videos

As we said earlier, this is possible thanks to Periscope technology. Of course, as explained from Twitter, these streaming videos at 360 degrees are currently limited to so -called "select partners" as celebrities Internet.

However, not to worry, because Twitter plans is to get this new feature videos at 360 degrees to a wider audience in the not too distant future. On the other hand, in the entry published in the blog of Periscope comment that the videos of 360 degrees will have a wide deployment over the coming weeks, so just wait.

The new 360-degree video service works much like the systems used by Facebook or YouTube. When a small red label appears on the bottom left of the video in which set "LIVE 360", users can move the smartphone to scroll horizontally and best view around, although they will have a minimum range of vertical tilt.

If you're watching video from a (laptop or desktop) computer to scroll the scene have to click and drag the mouse. In addition, in case you have not been able to watch the 360-degree live video you do not have to worry, as this will be saved for later viewing.

Finally, say Periscope has native integration with Insta360 Nano Camera, an accessory with dual lens camera that connects directly to iPhone via the Lightning port. It costs $ 240 and is compatible with the iPhone 6, 6s and 7. Of course, Periscope would be working to expand its support and would be asking users to experiment with their own hardware through the program Periscope Producer .

Via | AppleInsider

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