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This article was published on March 15, 2016

Splash wants to be Vimeo for 360 video

Splash wants to be Vimeo for 360 video
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Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She l Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She loves tech for good, cleantech, edtech, assistive tech, politech (?), diversity in tech.

I don’t think I’m going to be the next (or indeed first?) pure-360 video producer that everyone’s talking about.

But if you think that accolade might be up your street, you should definitely try out Splash on iOS now, which was launched at SXSW to become the social sharing app for all of your VR experiments.

Sign up happens in just a few taps and the UI is pretty simple for you to get going.

Through taking a series of still images, plus some video, you can create what is in effect a 360 ‘VR’ experience. It can also be coupled with your favorite VR headset to give you a more immersive look at content.

The app is all about building up a community for next-gen video producers, but you can also share through the usual channels.

Here’s the teaser, although you’ll really have to download and try it yourself to see how it works in practice.

It’s already been picked up by some movers and shakers, like tech evangelist Robert Scoble, and you can surf through categorized content on things like parties and cities like London for inspiration now.

It feels a bit like taking a panoramic picture on an iPhone, only a bit more complicated, and you really need something dynamic to film if you want to see it work to its full potential.

Looking at those videos that have been uploaded already, and my own attempts, it might take some time, or tips from the company, to get them up to scratch.

➤ Splash [iOS via Mashable]

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