ProQuest launches virtual reality video

ProQuest becomes first academic streaming video platform to offer VR and 360-degree video.

Students can now immerse themselves in their studies through the power of virtual reality. The films are recorded using omnidirectional cameras. On laptops they appear panoramic, giving the viewer full control of the playback angle. When played on a mobile phone with VR goggles the films offer a fully immersive experience that places the viewer in the scene.

A growing number of documentaries are being filmed and offered with VR and 360-degree viewing. You can see an example here

"The need for varied content in academia, including video, is growing rapidly… The interactive experience these videos create will allow students to not just learn about a concept, but to feel like they’re experiencing it first-hand.”

David Parker, ProQuest.

Further information via ProQuest