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Jesse Achtenberg
Kodak S360 - 360 degree video on YouTube
on Jan 22, 2016 at 6:44:21 pm

I'm working with some Kodak S360 footage as a proof of concept (hopefully leading to a larger budget setup).

Anyone know a workaround to prevent YouTube from showing the black bottom space (the area not covered by the lens) on playback? I know it’s part of the format but maybe there is a way to limit the area the viewer can see..? Would have to be some kind of script for YouTube, I suppose. Long shot, but appreciate any help!

Many thanks,

Jesse


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Kodak S360 - 360 degree video on YouTube
on Jan 22, 2016 at 8:42:43 pm

What's the VERTICAL pixel count on these images?

If you get the right and left sides to match up, I assume you'll just use AE's Offset effect to simulate a pan.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Jesse Achtenberg
Re: Kodak S360 - 360 degree video on YouTube
on Jan 22, 2016 at 8:57:23 pm

Hi Dave,

Vertical pixel count after editing in AE is 720 (the original is 1440x1440).
I'm using this workflow:





YouTube does the wrapping for you so no need to create pans in AE.

Here's an example of what the black space where the lens can't view looks like:





Thanks,

Jesse


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Kodak S360 - 360 degree video on YouTube
on Jan 22, 2016 at 9:20:47 pm

I just googled that camera model, and the demo videos on the web site don't show a HINT of what you're dealing with. Are you sure you're doing things the right way?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Kodak S360 - 360 degree video on YouTube
on Jan 22, 2016 at 10:14:44 pm

[Jesse Achtenberg] "I know it’s part of the format but maybe there is a way to limit the area the viewer can see..?"

AFAIK there's only one projection type Youtube supports now. So no.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Kodak S360 - 360 degree video on YouTube
on Jan 23, 2016 at 12:40:45 am

Restricting the range of motion should be extremely unsettling if the viewer were wearing a head-mounted display.

One trick is to fix it in comp: create an element that can plausibly exist under the camera mount, so it's less distracting for the viewer when they look down than the black void.

That, or sell the space as sponsorship...

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Jesse Achtenberg
Re: Kodak S360 - 360 degree video on YouTube
on Jan 24, 2016 at 6:03:02 pm

Thanks for the advice, everyone. Maybe we'll throw a logo treatment down there for the time being while waiting for a better rig.

Hopefully YouTube will make it easier at some point to manually edit these properties.


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