Capturing a production in virtual reality

Find out how to execute a successful VR production. Select the right camera system according to the type of content you want to produce and in which situation. We’ll outline the most important factors to consider when choosing or designing your own camera rig, such as selecting the right sensor size, picking the right lenses and installing the right set up. We cover the advantages and disadvantages of different resolutions and frame rates. This chapter also helps you determine the right audio system and explains how to manage your data.

Producing

choose the
right camera

The industry offers a wide range of cameras made specifically for virtual reality. Here we offer you some guidance on what’s out there, where you should pay attention too and how a traditional camera system can still play a role in this new market. We show you how to build a system of your own, to get the best results out of your production.

setting up
your production

The differences for shooting VR may be subtle compared to traditional video, but there are there. We take you through some actual sets and what they taught us about setting up our camera’s, lighting and sound recording and making an impressive production for VR. Learn the different ways, the do’s and don’ts to approach your set.

Handling
Data on set

A VR production burns through data at the speed of light. Not only are you shooting in 4k or higher, your recording with at least six cameras at the same time. Learn how to manage your data and bring home the glory!

  • camera specs lists
  • assemble a camera
  • light setup in vr
  • sound setup in vr
  • manage your data