The Facebook released on Wednesday (29) live broadcasts at 360 degrees for all existing profiles and pages on the social network. The technology had already been released in December for testing.
To make the broadcast, you can use one of the compatible cameras for the activity. Among them are the Samsung Gear 360 (2017), Giroptic IO, Insta360 and ALLie Camera, as well as more professional options like Z Cam S1 and Nokia Ozo.
According to the company, they will continue working with other manufacturers to expand the list of compatible cameras.
To stream live on Facebook with a 360 camera , the steps are a bit different from the conventional. To do this, simply access a special address ( facebook.com/live/create ) in order to get a server link in RTMP and the streaming key to configure next to your camera. Remember to check the box “This live stream is a 360 video”.
For more details on how to start a 360 ° broadcast, you can check out the step by step through Facebook, through this link .
Increasingly real audio
With the launch of Live 360 worldwide, Zuckerberg’s social network will launch “space audio”, which gives viewers the ability to experience 360-degree sound, just like in real life. Cameras with built-in support for this type of technology are coming soon. The network still promises to include ways to manually add this audio through an ambisonic microphone.