The 360° Video Handbook

The 360° Video Handbook is a how-to guide for directors, producers, cinematographers and editors interested in learning how to create video for virtual reality (VR).

The 2nd Edition has been updated to reflect
the latest equipment, software, and techniques
including VR180 and new standalone HMDs!

The 360° Video Handbook is a practical hands-on guidebook for producers, directors, cinematographers, sound recordists, and editors interested in creating 360-degree video. (view the Table of Contents!)

Wohl courses an easy-to-follow trail through the thicket of technobabble and jargon. The book provides nuts-and-bolts recommendations on everything from the selection of cameras, microphones, and editing tools to aesthetic and creative decisions such as camera placement and blocking, as well as editing, incorporating titles, transitions, and other effects.


"Michael Wohl did a fantastic job with The 360° Video Handbook. He covers the current—and ever changing—state of the art, provides enough detail to be practical, presents a balanced view where there are differing opinions, and avoids getting bogged down in technical minutia. I haven’t come across a similar resource, and it’s a book that will be very easy to recommend."

– Mike Swanson, Pixvana

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Difference between PDF and ePub: The PDF is a digital representation of the physical book (with live links). The layout is pretty and carefully organized and looks beautiful on a high resolution screen like a laptop or late-model iPad, HOWEVER, it's not ideal for reading on a phone or lower-res tablet.

The ePub is designed for those devices; all the graphics are in-line and the text is resizable and reflowable, so no matter what device you're using (from a black and white Kindle to an iPad Pro) it will be totally legible and clear. However, graphics are smaller, and glossary definitions are not right there on the page beside the main text. Different models for different use-cases. 

Please do not distribute the book files or reproduce content from the book without permission (read more).