May 5, 2009

Yellowbird 6 lens 360 degree video camera creates web-based interactive 3-D videos

Update 6/4/10:   Take a look at the new Yellowbird 360 degree demo reel video on the following post:

Harry Brignull, who blogs at 90% of Everything, has an interesting video taken at what looks like an electronic music festival - "Ever wondered what it's like to be trapped in a crowd of 600,00 Dutch clubbers?"


You will need to visit Harry's blog to explore and pan around the video.

“By using a Google Streetview-like camera, a system with six lenses, not as a photo but as a video camera, an all-encompassing picture is captured. [...] From the point where the images were recorded, the viewer can look in any direction, let his eyes wander through the crowd, or stare at the ground or the air, which makes viewing a video an experience without boundaries.” -
Yellow Bird press release

The Gear in Action

If I can find additional examples of Yellowbird videos, I will post them here. They are easy to work with a touch-screen. I bet these videos would be great on SmartBoards or other interactive displays.

By the way, Harry Brignull blogs about "Experience Design, User Research & Good Old Fashioned Usability"


Kirk said...

This technology is "know for long" already!
In the USA there have been the now famous ImmersiMedia (
The first company creating 360° immersive videos in Europe has been GlobalVision (

Now they even created an amazing platform of StreetView mapping in full motion 360° immersive video:

Lynn Marentette said...


Thanks for the links. I checked out Video Street View and it looks good. I'll look at the other two links and feature these in a future blog.