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An Inspiring 360 Degree Virtual Reality Video

As a person who loves surfing myself, being able to revisit a wave in 360 video view is like a dream come true. Its like being able to taste the candy long after you have consumed it . With a virtual reality 360 video rig, the surf rider brings us to the moment he caught his wave, while we are able to enjoy every angle of this wave. 360 virtual reality videos brings people back to the point of an event, and immerses the view as if they were actually there.

Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video

From computer

YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.

From mobile and tablets

To watch and interact with YouTube 360 videos, be sure to you have updated your device with the latest version of the app. For viewing YouTube videos, you will want to copy the video title name. Then open the YouTube app, and paste into the search box.

For an immersive experience, you can watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard.

We all know industries such as military, gaming and adult industry are major industries that will be profiting from the virtual reality boom, but just how can we utilize VR to help create a better world that we live in besides personal ego satisfaction?



Surfer Steve Bettis was diagnose with multiple sclerosis (MS), and was never able to paddle out in the water in 10 years. MS is a disease in which the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cords are damaged, disrupting the ability of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.

National MS Society

“This year the National MS Society and professional surfer Wingnut Weaver worked together to create a virtual reality experience to get Steve back on a wave. See what Steve experienced here and share your own with someone at with the dedicated hash tag #WeAreStrongerThanMS”

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society – #WeAreStrongerThanMS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society inspire each other by sharing the diverse and powerful solutions that defy MS in three easy steps:

1. Capture: In words, pictures or video, capture your creative way to overcome one or more challenges of MS.

2.Share your story with the world through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

3.Include the hashtag#WeAreStrongerThanMS in your title and/or description.

“Together we will change the world. Together we are stronger than MS.”

#WeAreStrongerThanMS Story share tips for creating a great video:


1. Videos that are less than 3 minutes in length are ideal –2 minutes is even better!

2. It’s a good idea to collect your thoughts and write down some ideas for what you want to say in advance so you can be prepared, include all the content that you intended, and avoid long pauses, ‘ums,’ and ‘ers’ while filming. Think about the video content you most enjoy watching as a model.

3. Capture video using an iPhone, Android or other device that has video capability.

4. Hold the phone horizontally, not vertically.

5. If you’re going to be speaking during the video, record in an area with no or little background noise, so that it’s easier for viewers to hear your voice.

6. If recording inside, make sure it’s in a well-lit area. If it’s dark, turn on as many lights as possible.

7. The person filming should keep his/her hands steady to avoid making shaky videos that are difficult to watch – a box or other stable surface can provide a steady platform for recording.

8. Record a couple of test videos to check volume, lighting, and overall quality – make adjustments as needed.

9. After you record and watch your video, trim your video to eliminate any extra space at the beginning or end.

You can do this on your device or in YouTube. iPhone instructions | Android instructions


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Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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