- 9:33 AM, Sunday,
October 16th, 2022:
- So this is the
actual first VRlog where I attempt to bring you
into an event. It's filled with problems, but my
goodness did I learn a LOT. The good news? This is as
bad as it will ever look... and it still looks really
- So much to say
- The focus issue is
insane, but I spent an entire day (like 12+
hours) with a tape measure and INCH MARKERS while
reading out the letters of DUAL FISHEYE that are
on the focus ring to find a pretty reasonable idea of
where that ring should be. Which is, truly fucking
insane, because it's 2022, and you should easily be
able to magnify into the picture and see your
goddamned focus. On this lens you cannot do that while
in 8k mode and even if you bring it down to 2k they
simply change the view to one lens. Not close enough.
It's a fisheye lens and what you need to focus on is
directly in the middle. Sure there's zebras to get
"close" but again, the depth of field is so intense,
close is blurry. I needed to be able to hand my
subject the tape measure, bring it back to the lens
and go "Got it, it should be on the S of the
DUAL FISHEYE part of the focus ring" and then
shoot. Would've been perfect on the shot with the kids
on the boat looking back at everything. Instead
- EVERYTHING is blurry because I had to
- Now that
I have all the numbers I'll be able to eyeball
MUCH of it (once past 3-4 feet it's a crapshoot no
matter what) and the resulting shots will be good. But
as my parenthesis implied: after 3-4 feet? None of it
is really focused. Which is kind of a bummer because
for this amount of money? Goddamn. Why does my iphone
look THAT much better?
Now, close-up? Like in the first vlog? Wonderful. I'm
thrilled... I'm gonna have a ball with this thing...
but it's very hard looking at blutrry images in VR
especially when you're used to playing games where the
shit in the distance is perfect. I throw on
Real-Fishing VR which is all done qwith
photogrammetry? Everything is in focus. Everything.
Looks gorgeous. Fuck. I want that. I thought
I was getting that. I am not...
- ...but I'm not
giving up - this video is still the best example of
feeling like you're THERE and for me personally?
I captured my kids at 10 and 8 1/2. Whew. Like,
these moments are slipping away and I cannot wait to
capture more. With this workflow, being able to share
it here willbe few and far between, but we have a good
start and so much more to share.
- I'm also still
waiting on being accepted as a content creator for
Oculus TV. Or is it Meta TV now? Well it's Oculus
Media Studio that I'm uploading to so who knows. I am
clearly playing up the Guinness thing to hopefully
gain some favor. I mean, jesus - no one else has
that, please just accept me. There's no money in it,
so I can't fathom why they'd deny me.
I EVEN TOOK OUT THE FUCKS!
- But the advantage
of being on the Quest's TV app is that you know
everyone watching is actually watching IN the headset.
That's the problem with YouTube, anyone can watch it
on their phone. As the creator you really want to get
a feel for the amount of people that are seeing it the
way it's meant to be seen. Man... this feels so much
like the beginning of The Journey with video on the
internet it actually hurts my brain a
- ...but it also
warms my heart. Hopefully I'm approved