Get your VR viewers out guys and check this.
As a nod to the World Environment Day today, LG took its immersive 360-degree CAM out for a walk around a few Unesco World Heritage Sites.
The UN World Environment Day, celebrated every June 5 since 2010, is an important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
The two minute 360-degree video below depicts famous landmarks in a new light and serves as a call to action for viewers to play a more active role in protecting the valuable heritage around them.
Each site was captured in 360 by LG employees using the 360 CAM together with the flagship LG G5 smartphone. The CAM rocks two 13MP cameras, which combine to capture images and videos from all directions. The camera’s small size and light weight make it extremely portable, while its long-lasting 1,200mAh battery gives users the ability to shoot up to 70 minutes of video between charges.
The video features landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Red Square, Great Wall of China, Sydney Opera House and Changdeok Palace in Seoul.
“The United Nations’ World Environment Day represents a time to come together and protect what matters most. By using these advanced tools to capture the world’s most famous heritage sites from a new angle, we seek to inspire today’s citizens to protect these wonderful treasures for generations to come.”
Lee Choong-hak, LG Electronics Executive Vice President
Through the initiative, LG managed to highlight the power of its 360-degree CAM too, as devices like these are integral to the future of interactive content.
Immersive 360-degree images and videos are growing at an impressive rate, partly due to the affordability of headsets and VR/360 viewers.