Provided you have the hardware for the content now Facebook has made live streaming of 360 videos a lot easier. New Gear 360 by Samsung or the Air (android) or Insta360 Nano (of iphone) , if you own one of these gadgets then you can also live stream the videos and your viewers can experience the cutting edge technology for yourselves.
The important thing to know here is that the feature works using Facebook live streaming video tech , providing 1080p , 30fps playback for a max time of 4 hours streaming. To make the experience even more better now Facebook has introduced the spatial audio “which gives the viewers the ability to experience the 360 degree sound as if they were listening it in reality.
Facebook says that you will need a good broadband connection for a smooth broadcast and for that 4 Mbps is recommended. You can either use a dedicated app of mobile camera to go live or use the link facebook.com/live/create to use with the cameras that are not already set up specifically to stream using Facebook new tool.
The Specs Required For Live 360:
- Target Resolution: 1080p at 2:1 aspect ratio (1920×960) Frame Rate: 30fps
- Target Bitrate: 4 Mbps (megabits)
- Codec: H.264
- Keyframe Frequency: 1 I-frame every 2 seconds (minimum) Audio: AAC
- Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 KHz
- Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps (kilobits)
- Depth: Monoscopic
- Max Streaming Time: 4 hours