Technically, they are 360° or spherical videos — surround imagery from within a sphere, mapped as equirectangular projection.
On flat screens, you can drag your mouse or slide your finger on the movie, to simulate looking around. On mobile devices, turning around in your chair can simulate that motion.
To get the full immersive experience, we recommend watching the videos in a VR headset — a Daydream View or Cardboard, Rift, Vive, PlayStation VR, etc. Then you can look around and immerse yourself in the dome theater experience, like in a real planetarium.
With our movies, you have a fixed viewpoint in the center of the theater. There's nothing interactive; you don't maneuver a character, jump over cliffs or run through the landscapes, like in a VR video game. Instead, the producers have made all the action play out on the dome overhead, while you sit back in your comfy chair, look around and enjoy!
No. There are only a few planetarium theaters in the world with stereo 3D projection capability. So only a few fulldome movies have been made in stereo 3D. We distribute a few of the titles to 3D-capable planetarium theaters, but we have not yet pursued making them in stereo 3D for VR. Let us know your interest, and we'll check with the producers to see what can be done.
Contact us! Tell us what you want, and we'll check with the producers to see what can be done!
We use Vimeo On Demand to host and deliver streams and downloads of our movies.
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Otherwise, the screen will say "To purchase, join Vimeo or log in". If you're a Vimeo member, you'll need to log in.
If you're not a Vimeo member, you'll need to join by entering your name, email address, and a password. Then follow their email verification process.
Don't worry, you won't need to purchase anything to redeem a free promo code.
If you don't have a promo code, enter the information, select the blue "Rent" or "Buy" button, then skip the next two steps.
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If you select "Watch Now"... you can!
If you select "Download", it will start downloading the highest resolution movie. If you would rather choose a different resolution instead, cancel this screen by clicking anywhere outside the white Vimeo box.
From the show's page, select the green cloud "Download" icon (for the single shows of a set like Seasonal STARGAZING, scroll down to see the individual shows). Youll get the Vimeo "Download" dialog box.
From the money you pay, Vimeo takes out transaction fee, taxes, and 10% for their services. They send the rest to us, and we split that amount with our producer partners, according to the agreements we have with them. The show's producer gets the lion's share of your money. We pay them whenever there are sales to report.
Does what you see look warped like the image on the left? If so, you're probably running on iOS or using a Web browser that does not support 360° videos.
You'll need to use the free YouTube or Vimeo app. Select the or button below the trailer frame. If you have the app installed, it should load and start playing the video in 360°.
When you select a YouTube link on our pages in your mobile browser, the YouTube app should load and play the video. Tap the goggles icon , insert your phone, and look around.
For downloaded movies you've purchased, you can view the movie using your own VR-capable player, such as VLC 360°.