Industry beginners are often confused about the difference between stereoscopic and monoscopic 360-degree content.
In this blog, we’ll answer your questions and explain a bit more about the two.
A closer look at monoscopic 360 photos & videos
To put it briefly, monoscopic 360-degree content (2D) are captured using a single lens camera. It’s cheaper to make and easier to produce.
When viewed from a VR headset, a monoscopic 360 photo or video is immersive but looks a little flat. Everything seems to have the exact same distance away from you. It still looks fine and a lot of people are impressed with it.
Dive in stereoscopic 360 photos & videos
On the other hand, stereoscopic 360-degree content (3D) are captured using a camera with twin lens systems. It produces two images, one for each eye. It recognises that your left eye has a different perspective from your right eye. This creates the illusion of depth and distance, which gives you a better view of the virtual environment. You feel more immersed that you want to reach out to things and touch them.
Being excellent, stereoscopic 360-content is more difficult to capture and process.
Go for both monoscopic and stereoscopic 360-degree content
Mono is best when the 360-degree content is viewed mainly from a flat-screen device like your phone, tablet, or computer. It doesn’t look bad when viewed from a VR headset either. But, a stereoscopic 360-degree content is easier to watch in a VR headset which has two screens.
But, VR headsets are designed for stereoscopic 360-degree content. It is the basis of VR. It is the future, but right now, it’s best to invest in both.
A little assignment
Here, we have two VR environments. You may view them using any device, but we highly recommend that you take a look at them from a VR device. Then, let us know your thoughts 🙂