Gaze Into Heart of Our Planet In This 360 Degree Video -VR Immersive Journalism
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Get close to mother nature and experience her force like never before. In this stunning 360 video by RedBull, climb deep into the earth alongside with explorer Ella Lohmann and her husband Sebastian Hofmann into the volcano lava lake unlike any you’ve seen before.
The footage was shot to preview the full episode of Red Bull’s Explorers series, you can download the app here and watch it whenever you like. The volcano is located in Vanuatu, a country located in the South Pacific Ocean made up of dozens of islands. Volcanoes in this region are some of the most dangerous in the world, and the deadliest one being the Benbow volcano.
Benbow is the world’s largest emitter of poisonous gases, with a depth of 300 meters. The climbers descend under planet earth into the volcano near the lava lake where temperatures reach 2000°F (1093°C).
The volcanoes on the island make living difficult on a daily bases for local villagers, as the volcanic activity can affect water’s acidity, making drinking water toxic and destroys crops. The region was also recently hit by a cyclone as well as a volcanic eruption which devastated villagers lives, making this filming process even more difficult than ever before.
Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ 360 Degree Video
YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.
From Mobile Phone
You will need to open the video using the latest version of the YouTube app for Android and iOS.
For an immersive experience, you can even watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube Android app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard.
From Gear VR
Download the Samsung Internet beta app which you can download from the Oculus Store. Open the Samsung Internet app on your mobile device and navigate to the content you want to view on the Gear VR, such as 360 degree videos.
– Insert your mobile device into the Gear VR
Once the YouTube video is launched, makes sure to select “Full Screen” on the lower right-hand corner, then select the Mode button, and select “360° 3D”. Although the compression results in poor video quality in most cases.