Virtual Reality Video Now Available from ProQuest

Jun 20, 2019


Students can now immerse themselves in their studies through the power of virtual reality. Today, ProQuest announced the launch of virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree viewing functionality for select videos on the ProQuest search platform, as well as in ProQuest One Academic and on the newly redesigned Alexander Street video interface. ProQuest says it is the first academic streaming video platform to offer VR and 360-degree video.

Using cutting-edge technology from renowned multimedia companies like Within and CNN, these films are shot with omnidirectional cameras. When played on a laptop, they appear panoramic, giving the viewer full control of the playback angle. When played on a mobile phone with VR goggles like Google Cardboard or Daydream, they create a fully immersive experience that places the viewer in the scene.

VR and 360-degree viewing is available for a growing number of documentary films. You can preview the new technology on your computer or phone with clips from Hello, Robot, A Story of a Doctor, Global Warming: Arctic Melt and Step into Infinity, with many more to come soon.


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