360 Virtual Reality Videos and Experiences
Virtual reality is the next step to truly immerse your self in the story or experience. The rise of consumer devices such as the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive has brought VR to the mainstream.
With 360 degrees of freedom, all experiences become interactive and each user is truly immersed in their environment.
A new level of realisim and immersion is possible with virtual reality.
360 degree video requires a new technique of audio post production which is called spatial audio.
Spatial audio uses binaural technology to bring true three dimentional sound with realism and spatial information such as height and distance.
The use of 360 video gives the viewers the freedom to move and look around their environment.
This freedom brings a new challenge to mixing the sound for 360 video.
In traditional mixing we place the sounds directly related to the cinema screen. In 360 video the sounds need to react and move in relation to the viewers head.
Placing audio which moves in relation to where you are looking is one of the key aspects of spatial audio mixing.
Imagine you are looking at a dog barking which is on your left side, when you move your head to your left the dog barking should be panned to the center of your viewpoint.