This is what the most spectacular halls of the IFA look like
Published on 04.09.2015
How 360°technology works
Maybe it still jerks sometimes, and still the 360°video players do not work equally well in all browsers. But virtual reality makes special experiences possible. With her you can dive deep into situations as if you were directly on site, and can decide for yourself what you want to see right now – the screaming reporter Susanne Dickel or rather the magnificent view from the zipline. Further recordings, for example from the Queen’s Suite in the Adlon or from Christopher Street Day in Berlin, can be found on our theme page.
On the smartphone and tablet: lifting, lowering, turning
Our recommendation: Watch the videos on your smartphone or tablet. Here, virtual reality works very well. Youtube, for example, also plays 360°videos. You can control the viewing direction either by swiping on the touch screen or by raising, lowering and turning the device around. In addition, all our 360°videos are collected on Youtube in a playlist.
Alternatively, you can also use the free app “Kolor Eyes” from the French virtual reality company Kolor (Android, iOS). In it you will find this and other 360°shots in the account of the “world”. You control the viewing direction just as you do with Youtube.
On the computer: looking around with a mouse
For desktop videos, we use Kolor’s video player. Simply navigate with the mouse or with the directional arrows on the keyboard. The manufacturer of our player recommends using the browser “Chrome” from Google for this.
With VR glasses: perfect virtual reality
The 360°videos work best with virtual reality glasses. To do this, use the “Kolor Eyes”app and select the “Glasses”icon. If you then play the video and put it in your glasses, you will experience the flight over the lake particularly authentically – as if you were in the middle of it yourself. You can also build such glasses yourself from cardboard, here you will find instructions.
If you still have a problem here and there: With us, it did the same in some browsers. The technology is still in its infancy. But we’ll stick to it. And you can help us improve the experience. Feel free to share your experience with us in the comments section below.