Facebook Introducing Live 360 Degree Videos

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In Facebook, Technology Dec 13, 2016
Facebook Introducing Live 360 Degree Videos

The Facebook come up with something more interesting by introducing Live 360 degree Videos on December 13, 2016. Facebook announce a new way to go live 360-degree view on Facebook.

The Live 360 feature will be introduced today on 13th December 2016. The National Geographic’s Facebook Page will post the first 360 Live video at noon Pacific time (1AM on Dec 13th in Pakistan). The video will be shown live from the Mars Desert Research Station facility in Utah.

The primary purpose is to help people from around the world discover and explore about Mars landscape as the scientists in spacesuits emerge from their pods after 80 days.

The Facebook Media mention in post:

Live video on Facebook gives people an immediate, authentic window into what’s happening in the world right now; 360 video immerses viewers fully into the scene, letting them explore on their own and experience a new environment. We’re excited to combine these two formats with Live 360 video. Live 360 transports people into new experiences—right as they happen.

landscape of Mars

The 360-degree view also called Immersive video which created by specific the camera or cameras settings. It will then record all the views of a scene at the same time. Users can pan and rotate the camera in any direction they like. YouTube already has 360 feature, but right now they have only 360-degree picture view.

Facebook Live 360 Videos

The Facebook will also go to take questions from experts, writers, thinkers and Facebook audience in their Q&A section.

facebook 360 video

The feature will be available to more Facebook pages. It will come through Live API in upcoming months. It also rolls out to all the Facebook profiles and pages next year 2017.

About the Mars Isolation Pods

During the last eighty days, The seven space scientists from around the world have lived in pods and spent eight days in isolation pods. They were simulating every aspect of life on Mars. They are totally cut out from humanity.

When these scientists emerge from their pods, National Geographic will be live on Facebook. The scientists will show how what happen behind the scene, allow us to see how they live in their space suits. Also, explore the living quarters, take a rover out for a drive across the surface of Mars, and much more.

Images provided by The Mars Society.

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