Virtual Reality Backcountry Snowboarding Teaser

Snowboard video posted April 28, 2015 by Ben Bradley  Ben Bradley

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Virtual Reality Backcountry Snowboarding Teaser

“Danny Davis, Scotty Lago and Jack Mitrani teamed up with Brainfarm, Firstborn, Samsung, and Mountain Dew to create a heliboarding virtual reality experience using GoPro cameras in the Utah backcountry. The full VR experience is at or the Milk VR app, but you need a VR headset like the Oculus Rift or new Samsung Gear VR.

In the past, the production team has used a camera orb with 14 GoPro cameras attached to it but that didn't work in the backcountry, so for this project they were forced to simplify and created a handheld VR capture device using only 6 GoPro cameras (3 for each eye). Having a smaller camera rig was necessary to allow the pro riders to do the filming because none of the production team could keep up with them!”

Dave Lawton

Really cool video and crazy timing on this post because GoPro just bought a VR company today! They just released a video teaser for it, I posted it here: opro-virtual-reality... It looks super cool, we're definitely going to be seeing lots more cool content like this, ...