- 6:25 AM, Friday,
March 4th, 2023:
- Man the big files
take so long to upload. I wonder what I would've
thought in 2000 if I told myself I'd be uploading
15 gig files for people to view online in their VR
headsets at a whopping 8k resolution at
- ...actually, 25
years later - yeah. That wouldn't surprise me. LOL.
I paid $270 for a 27 gig drive to start 4tvs. Was
so happy at $10 a gig.
- So here's a big
VRlog in a couple ways. Just expressed the size... but
the topic is a big problem. Hell I just jumped on
the new Xstadium app to watch some NBA with their new
VR cameras and whaddya know: 360. Quality is fine, but
it's flat and all of that so you can look at the
audience behind you ONCE and then watch the basketball
flat. It's crazy, on YouTube I found the exact shot at
a highschool game shot in VR180 and it was stunning.
When will these companies understand? How do we break
- Well, here's a
start. Me stating my case...
- I don't exactly
know how that can be refuted, and I also don't know
how I'll ever get any feedback as now it's quite clear
my channel is completely invisible. I did a
search for all videos tagged with #VR180 on YouTube.
They all came up (there's not a lot of them). All with
mid-level view counts to hardly any. You could see the
entire week of uploads on like one page... my videos
are completely absent. You can literally pick the
TAG I PUT ON THE VIDEOS and
it never shows up. It's pretty disheartening. I never
cared the previous 20 years because... well I just
didn't. Not why I upload. But now? When I need to push
something? Silence. Ridiculous.
- Do I make an
ENTIRELY new channel from scratch? I feel
like there's no other choice. I've had this channel
for 17 years.
- Ugh. Anyway, I'm
happy with the video... happy with all the little
tricks and whatnot. Shit I'm just happy I can make a
26 minute rant, have a raw file size over 500 gigs and
edit that. I mean honestly part of the reason VR180
isn't taking off just yet is because not many people
have a system that can do that. So you end up doing
4k60 and the results are worse... and hell even at
4k60, you still need a good system to be able to edit
in the VR headset. Cannot tell you how many of these
videos I've seen where the graphic overlays are all
fucked up because they obviously had to guess. You
really need the headset...
- Also, not sure if
I made it clear enough in the video, but this is a
real, actual thing: 360 vs 180. Like political
parties. It's insane how committed people are to
360° video. A guy went on one of the filmmaker
sites (just like me) and said the opposite "How could
anyone think 180 is better than 360?". <throws
hands up>. And the rest of the comments were as
heated as politics. Like... fucking hell. This is why
when you go to view video on Meta TV it's a sea of
crap. It's not curated well (except for the people
they specifically select and most of those are
360° as well). I just... jesus. How are
these people actually watching the footage? Do they
spin around in a computer chair? Do they ignore the
complete lack of narrative in a video where you can
look in EVERY direction? Ugh.
- It should also be
noted, that right before shooting this video on 3/2,
I had a good conversation with Chris Johnson
about making a VR180 video app sice no one seems to be
doing it correctly. I really feel like I have a firm
hold on what the 2030s will look like and no one else
does. Shit, I gave it away in the "Living in 2033"
video... pretty hard not to watch that and go "well
- All I know is that
for once I want to bank on my pioneering spirit.
Didn't do it in 1999/2000, would be nice to get ahead
of something and drag it to people's eyes. Time Will