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Dubai360.com presents the first ever 8K resolution 360 degree video

Dubai360.com presents the first ever 8K resolution 360 degree video

Dubai360.com was launched in January 2015, showcasing over 1200 pieces of panoramic content - videos, timelapses and still panoramas - from around Dubai.



By Staff Report

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 4:40 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:09 PM

Dubai - Dubai360.com proudly announces the availability of the first ever 8K resolution interactive 360 degree video on its YouTube channel. YouTube provided the ability for people to view and interact with 360 degree video earlier this year. Dubai360.com was one of the pioneers of this new functionality - showcasing content from its website on their own YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsptqrQ6rnNF0k2wySqs1Mg 

Viewers can interact with panoramic video and timelapses from locations across Dubai, including 24 hour timelapses from the very pinnacle of the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building, and the Burj al Arab - the world's only 7 star hotel. Today, combining the interactivity of 360 video with the astonishing resolution available in 8K - 16 times the number of pixels in regular HD video - Dubai360.com presents a 24 hour timelapse of Dubai Airport - the world's busiest international airport.

Commenting on this milestone Ismaeil Al Hashmi, Project Director of Dubai 360 was keen to point out the relevance of 8K video to today's viewers. “When YouTube recently announced the availability of 8K video, many questioned its relevance when so few people have the monitors to view it in its native resolution. However, 8K video makes perfect sense now for interactive 360 degree video."

He continued by adding - "When viewing 360 degree video, the available resolution is spread across the entire sphere, regardless of the field of view that the viewer is looking at. This means that for a typical field of view of 90 degrees, even with 4K resolution, there are only 1000 pixels available.

With 8K 360 video, that resolution is doubled to 2000 pixels - equivalent to what you see when viewing regular full HD video, and you're only looking at a quarter of the field of view. Having worked extensively with 360 degree video content that is showcased on the dubai360.com website, we are incredibly excited to be able to share with our viewers the content we created in even higher fidelity”

Dubai360.com was launched in January 2015, showcasing over 1200 pieces of panoramic content - videos, timelapses and still panoramas - from around Dubai. Since the launch, the website has continued to be enhanced with both additional content and new functionality.

As of June 2015, there are now over 2000 pieces of integrated panoramic content linked by close to 20,000 hotspots - including a huge tour of Dubai Mall - the world's largest shopping mall by retail area; multi-gigapixel panoramas from the pinnacles of some of Dubai's most iconic structures; over 150 aerial panoramas shot from a helicopter, giving a unique perspective on this dynamic city; and a tour of "Old Dubai" showcasing the older areas of the city and its many Cultural and Heritage sites.


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