Facebook’s Stunning 360 Video of Grand Central Terminal


Off lately, you must be wondering how Facebook’s surround 360 camera functions in reality. We would like to inform you that the wait is over. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday has released the first video shot that was produced with company’s Surround 360 camera. It was a 3-minute video to his Facebook account that allow users to move the video up and over.

Facebook’s Surround 360 camera was unveiled at the company’s F8 Conference last month as part of a broader push by the company to get developers creating 360-degree content and uploading it to Facebook. While the rig, which features a slew of cameras in a cylindrical design, won’t be sold, Facebook open-sourced the technology, allowing other companies to create their own cameras to deliver video to the social network. The video posted by Zuckerberg is the first Facebook itself has produced. Users can see people walking around, a person taking a picture, and more. All the while, the viewer is in the middle of the bustling area. “You can tilt your phone to experience different moments happening around you in the terminal,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Turn up the sound to know where to look. It’s a preview of what a full-length virtual reality movie will feel like. Instead of watching the action, you’ll be right in the middle of it.”

As of this writing, the video has notched nearly 2.7 million views on Facebook. It’s the first of what will likely be many Surround 360 videos coming from Facebook as the company tries to build its presence in the ever-growing virtual-reality market.