Driving in Vancouver with Vuze XR VR 180 – Stabilization goes haywire after 6:30, very bad at 8:30

This video is VR 180 3D, best viewed in a VR headset such as the Oculus Quest 2.

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In this video, Geoff from geoffmobile.com drives Eastbound along West 41st Avenue in Vancouver BC Canada from Dunbar Street to Oak Street.

The in camera stabilization works well until around the 6:30 minute mark, at which point it seems to start becoming very unstable. I don’t recommend watching this video beyond around 6:15 or so as the remainder of the video will be very uncomfortable to watch.

This stabilization issue is extremely bad starting at the 8:30 mark. In fact, I believe this is a serious issue with the Vuze XR and I will be following up with support about it.

The stabilization setting I used in Vuze XR Studio is “Shake” only, not “Horizon”. When I used “Horizon and Shake” the horizon became incorrect as the motion of the car threw off the Horizon levelling.

This video illustrates the limitations of the Youtube encoding format for H.264 videos when watched in VR. When the car stops moving, the image becomes very clear and realistic. But when the car is in motion, the video becomes blocky and unclear. That is because after uploading my video to Youtube, it gets transcoded into a smaller more compressed file, and this file doesn’t have a high enough bitrate to keep up with the rapidly changing image when the vehicle is moving.

This was recorded in 3D 180 VR using the Vuze XR – a 180 3D VR camera.

Audio for this video is the audio from the car, where I was listening to the book “The Mythical Man Month” via text-to-speech.

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Technical notes:
VR 180 3D video was captured in full automatic setting, and exported in Auto/Optimal ProRes 422 from Vuze XR Studio. Video edited in Adobe Premiere (Legal Creative Cloud license) and exported as a 5.7k 3D stereoscopic side-by-side VR 180 H.264 video using “target bitrate” of 135 Mbps and “maximum bitrate” of 240 Mbps, at maximum rendering depth and maximum render quality.

Vuze XR Camera:
vuze.camera/camera/vuze-xr-camera
vuze.camera/

Stayblcam Stabilizer:
stayblcam.com/

This VR 180 3D video was filmed using a Vuze XR camera.
Please watch using the Youtube App on an Oculus Quest 2 VR (Virtual Reality) headset for the best 3D experience!

Thanks for watching!
Cheers,
Geoff
geoffmobile.com

 

 

Water Under Bridges (Gregory Porter Cover) – by Geoff Peters (Vocals and piano) – from Liquid Spirit

This video is VR 180 3D, best viewed in a VR headset such as the Oculus Quest 2.

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In this video, Geoff from geoffmobile.com gives a live performance of Water Under Bridges by Gregory Porter, by playing the piano and singing. This was recorded in 3D 180 VR using the Vuze XR – a 180 3D VR camera.

For a *free* MP3 download of this performance, please visit:
gpeters.com/tracks/youtube33/

The beautiful song Water Under Bridges is from Gregory Porter’s 2013 Album, “Liquid Spirit”.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_Spirit

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I am still learning my instrument (the voice) and consider myself to be pretty new to singing, as I only started singing in 2013 (8 years ago). Special thanks to my current vocal teacher, Spencer Welch Vocal Studio, and my previous vocal teacher, Mark Downey Vocal Studio.

I am much more advanced on piano than singing, as I started playing piano when I was 3 years old, and I’m 39 years old now! I am excited to be learning the voice and feel that it’s never too late to start learning an instrument. I just wish I had done choir in high school because it is so much easier to learn an instrument when you start when you are young. However I have no regrets and am grateful for my singing teachers for taking me step by step through learning the voice, and have a goal of keeping on track and gradually improving well into my senior years.

Technical notes:
Audio was recorded using a Zoom H1 and Sennheiser ME-2 lav microphone, and “mastered” in Audacity using High Pass filter, MeldaProduction MCompressor using soft knee, and W1 Limiter. VR 180 3D video was captured at ISO 100, Shutter 1/60, Aperture 2.8, and exported from Vuze XR Studio in 5.7k side-by-side ProRes. Video edited in Adobe Premiere (Legal Creative Cloud license) and exported at “maximum” bitrate setting 240 Mbps and target bitrate 135 Mbps H.264 video at maximum rendering depth and maximum render quality.

This VR 180 3D video was filmed using a Vuze XR camera.
Please watch using the Youtube App on an Oculus Quest 2 VR (Virtual Reality) headset for the best 3D experience!

Thanks for watching!
Cheers,
Geoff
geoffmobile.com

 

 

How do you decide whether to say yes or no to an opportunity? (Life planning and volunteering)

Geoff from geoffmobile.com shares a short Table Topics Impromptu Speech at Best Run Toastmasters Club in Vancouver on the topic of “How do you decide whether to say yes or no to an opportunity?”

Geoff shares how he usually likes to say yes to an opportunity if it fits with his core values of mentorship, and if the time commitment fits within his schedule.

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This was an impromptu question asked as part of the Table Topics section of the Best Run Toastmasters meeting held on January 27th 2021 in Vancouver BC Canada (held virtually over Zoom).

For more information about Toastmasters please visit:
toastmasters.org

Thanks for watching!
Cheers,
Geoff
geoffmobile.com

 

 

What Do You Do Consistently? (Reviewing my daily and weekly tasks) – Project Planning and Execution

Geoff from geoffmobile.com shares a short Table Topics Impromptu Speech at Best Run Toastmasters Club in Vancouver on the topic of “What do you do consistently?”

Geoff shares how he regularly reviews all the tasks in his todo list for today, tomorrow, and the rest of the week, in order to make sure he is working on the best possible task at the current moment. This is called the “review” process in David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done”. (Also known as GTD).

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This was an impromptu question asked as part of the Table Topics section of the Best Run Toastmasters meeting held on January 27th 2021 in Vancouver BC Canada (held virtually over Zoom).

For more information about Toastmasters please visit:
toastmasters.org

Thanks for watching!
Cheers,
Geoff
geoffmobile.com