Media Formats

360-degree media types

360-degree images as cube faces

  • via the input folder
    • name1.jpg, name2.jpg, ... name6.jpg

    • “name” will be used by the VR-Suite

    • The images will be renamed to 1.jpg...6.jpg

  • via Data Folder:
    • 1.jpg, ..., 6.jpg

360-degree images as stereoscopic cube faces

  • Create a Folder 1_X**S** for the images of the right eye and move the files manually there.

360-degree images as equirects

  • in 2:1 aspect ratio

360-degree stereoscopic equirects

  • the left image needs to be on top

  • the name must contain “stereo”

  • Example: location1-stereo.jpg

360-degree video

  • the used video codec needs to be present on the target system

360-degree video stereoscopic

  • the left image needs to be on top

  • the name must contain “stereo”

  • Example: location1-stereo.mp4

maximal sizes of 360-degree media

Equirect: 8192 x 4096

(currently we recommend 6000x3000)

Cube face: 2048 x 2048

(currently we recommend 1536 x 1536)

Cube face stereoscopic: 2048 x 2048

(currently we recommend 1536 x 1536)

Video: 3840 x 1920

(larger videos are hardware-dependent)

Video stereoscopic: 3840 x 2560

(larger videos are hardware-dependent)

Warning

Stereoscopic videos have to be shrunk!

Currently, stereoscopic videos need to be shrunk from 3840 x 3840 to 3840 x 2560. This can be achieved using Handbrake (https://handbrake.fr ).

Warning

Attention!

Longer 4K 360-degree videos can lead to overheating on mobile platforms. The VR-suite will then be automatically suspended or even terminated. Reduce the Qualitysettings in the iMenu.

Multimedia media types

See also Importing media

Slideshow folders can contain the following media types (even mixed):

  • Images, stereoscopic too (transparency will be obeyed with .png’s)

  • Video, stereoscopic too

  • Audio, stereo or 3D

  • 3D Objects, on request.

Recommended sizes (in pixels)

for multimedia content

1280 x 720 to 1920 x 1080

Stereoscopic content

1280 x 1440 respectively 1920 x 2160. The image for the left eye needs to be on top. The file name has to contain the word “stereo”.

3D objects

On request, we can integrate 3D objects into slideshows.

Audio sources

3D directional sound

  • Sounds will be stored as 3D directional sounds.

  • The position of an object will be acoustically located and moves with the head rotation.

Background sounds

  • Audio files that end with “_bg” will be used as background sounds.

  • They will be played in stereo, like for example a piano playing in the background.

Examples

  • piano_bg.wav: Sound will be played in stereo

  • piano.wav: Sound will be positioned in 3D

Codecs: Audio, Video, Images

  • .mp4 preferred Format (using Windows 7 and 8 you need to install the included LAWFilter Codec)

  • .wmv
  • .jpg
  • .png
  • .wav

Tip

The .wav format has the advantage to be usable on all devices.

Video Tutorials