Driving in Vancouver Canada – Vuze XR with stabilization – VR 180 3D – February 2021

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 7 minute mark, at which point it seems to start becoming very unstable. I don’t recommend watching this video beyond around 7:15 or so as the remainder of the video will be very uncomfortable to watch. I think that if I had a more stable mount to the camera to the car dash, this problem might be avoided in the future. I have ordered a cheap suction tripod mount from AliExpress and when it arrives I will do another trial video.

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.

Music for this video was taken from my Live Synth Jam with Roland Gaia SH-01:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr7Sh3NhFU4

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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
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How will 2021 be different from 2020? – my optimism for the future and how we will solve problems!

Geoff from geoffmobile.com shares a short Table Topics Impromptu Speech at Best Run Toastmasters Club in Vancouver on the topic of “Are you looking forward to 2021 starting?”

Geoff shares his feeling of optimism that we can work together to solve the world’s problems, in particular the ability to fight the coronavirus pandemic through innovative Vaccine technology, as well as the changing political landscape that will hopefully lead to improvements in everyone’s lives. He also mentions how his employer SAP is helping in that regard, being part of the supply chain technology for the Moderna vaccine distribution around the world.

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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 13th 2021 in Vancouver BC Canada (held virtually over Zoom).

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Cheers,
Geoff
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My 3D VR 180 Video Goals for 2021 – Toastmasters Table Topics by Geoff Peters

Geoff from geoffmobile.com shares a short Table Topics Impromptu Speech at Best Run Toastmasters Club in Vancouver on the topic of “What goal would you like to accomplish in 2021?”

Geoff shares about his goal of making one VR 180 3D video a month, and why he is so excited about the new style of filmmaking using VR 180 cameras such as the Vuze XR. He shares about a video he made from his car while driving, as well as his experiments in 3D cooking videos.

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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 13th 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

 

 

How to buy a Vuze XR Camera in Canada

Here is the purchase link for Vuze XR Camera on BH Photo Video Website (not a referral link):
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1437117-REG/vuze_vuze_xr_blk_xr_3d_vr180.html

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I found that the most affordable way to purchase a Vuze XR Camera in Canada is through the retailer BH Photo Video in the USA. This New York based retailer regularly ships products to Canada and the shipping, taxes, and duty is all taken care of when you purchase through them.

My Vuze XR arrived promptly and there was no hassle with Canada Customs. It was new, shrinkwrapped in the original box, and the cashier’s receipt was also included from the BH Photo Video New York store.

On Black Friday 2020, the Vuze XR was discounted to $299 USD which was an amazing deal, and I fortunately picked it up at that price. The normal price as of January 2021 is $399 USD.

You can check the Vuze XR Facebook group for any upcoming deals:
www.facebook.com/groups/Vuzers

Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoy your Vuze XR Camera in Canada.

Feel free to check out my website at geoffmobile.com or my Youtube channel at youtube.com/geoffmobile for some example videos shot using the Vuze XR Camera in Vancouver BC Canada.

Best regards,
Geoff Peters
geoffmobile.com