Another description of this software’s functionality could be “Subjective HD footage filmed with a fisheye lens, blown up, distorted to fit a 180-degree virtual dome, then pumped first through proprietary software and then through proprietary hardware.”
No one should be using the word “freedom” to describe this technology. You’re still tethered to the filmmaker’s viewpoint. You’re viewing a tiny, low-resolution, cropped portion of a normal-sized video clip that’s juiced with the illusion of three dimensions. This is the slickest presentation in favor of receiving less information (literally, fewer pixels/images) I’ve seen.
Oscar-nominated documentarian Danfung Dennis has designed an amazing way to control video by moving your tablet, creating an incredible first person experience.
The best part, it doesn’t require any special camera to shoot, the software does all the work.