You have never seen such a video with us
Published on 04.06.2015
Maybe it still jerks sometimes, or the slow Internet connection does not allow all the brilliance. But at this moment they are in the midst of the video revolution: virtual reality.
Above you can see our test of the new 360 ° technology. It will shape the Internet, cinema and also computer games in the coming years. We at” WeltN24 ” are also experimenting with virtual reality in journalism. As the first major news site in Germany, we publish a self-shot 360 ° video here.
Our video reporter Susanne Dickel walks across the world-famous Charles Bridge in Prague. And they are not just watching: they can decide for themselves where they want to look. Enjoy the panorama almost as if you were in Prague yourself. There are several possibilities.
On the computer: looking around with a mouse
On the desktop screen, 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.
On your smartphone and tablet: Download the 360°app
We use for this test the video player of the French virtual reality company Kolor. If you are currently using a smartphone or tablet, then install the free app “Kolor Eyes” (Android, iOS). In it you will now find this video in the account of the “Welt”, soon more 360°shots will be added.
In the app you can choose between different modes: one you control the viewing direction by swiping on the touch screen, the other you change the viewing direction by raising and lowering the device and rotating it around its own axis.
With VR glasses: perfect virtual reality
If you even have virtual reality glasses, select the “Glasses” icon. If you then play the video and put it in your glasses, you will experience the walk across the Charles Bridge in a particularly authentic way – 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 technique 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. Author and VR journalist VR journalist Martin Heller regularly blogs about 360-degree videos in journalism here and on Facebook.