360 Video

NET is documenting the Good Life in a new way. It’s called 360 video and is being used by NET across the state to tell stories from different perspectives and bring new learning experiences to Nebraskans.  Produced using a collection of cameras with multiple wide-angle lenses, the separate footage is merged (aka "stitched") together to create one spherical, high resolution piece. Called immersive video, it puts the viewer in the middle of the shot.

360° video on some mobile devices (iOS or older Android powered phones/tablets) requires the YouTube App for correct playback. When watching on your phone/tablet – move your device in all directions or "spin" the video with your finger to take a better look around. On a desktop, a browser like Chrome or Firefox works best – Safari does *not* support 360 video currently. Use your cursor (or finger if you have a touchscreen) to move your perspective up/down, left/right or tilted directions. To enhance the immersive experience of 360 video even further, a virtual reality headset like Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream or similar can be made or purchased.

360 Videos

April, 2018
Nebraska mountain biking might sound like an oxymoron, but it is a growing sport in a state that has no actual mountains. The bike trails at Platte River State Park are a popular destination for a dedicated group of bikers.
April, 2018
A rider’s 360° POV of the trails at Platte River State Park
The Quilts of Ken Burns
March, 2018
Ken Burns has collected quilts since the early 1970’s. Take a virtual tour of an exhibit featuring his unique collection of quilts at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.
360 Degrees of Art
March, 2018
With nearly 500 works on display, art fills nearly every possible space in this Omaha home. Take a virtual tour of what may be one of the most important contemporary art collections in the Midwest.
Dyad – A Union of Salp’uri and Bach
February, 2018
Expressions of spirituality from two magnificent cultures blend in this collaboration between violinist Hyeyung Yoon and dancer Hye-Won Hwang. Performing Bach’s Adagio from Sonata No. 1 in G minor.
SWAT Training: Kearney, Nebraska
December, 2017
SWAT teams are training with less confrontational tactics in dealing with potentially volatile situations. Get the unique point-of-view of the Kearney Police Department SWAT team.
Chant
November, 2017
Celebrate Vespers with seminarians and priests from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska. NET Nebraska ventured to Denton to record a sublime slice of their faith and artistry.
Total Eclipse of the Heartland
November, 2017
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse passed straight across the heart of Nebraska…and so did a line of summer storms. From Carhenge to Homestead National Monument, relive the Great American Eclipse.
Prairie Fire: Controlling Invasive Species
November, 2017
In the Sandhills of Nebraska, rancher Adam Switzer respects fire. Ride along with Adam and his crew as they execute a controlled burn on his land in preparation for the grazing season.
Solar Serenity-Rowe Sanctuary
October, 2017
Experience the Great American Eclipse of 2017 at Rowe Sanctuary along the Platte River in Central Nebraska.
Rare Nebraska: Indian Cave State Park
October, 2017
As a companion to NET’s The PlainStory podcast, NET has produced a set of immersive, experiential videos designed to give viewers a taste of rare Nebraskan habitats via 360 video and audio.
Rare Nebraska: Loess Canyon
October, 2017
As a companion to NET’s The PlainStory podcast, NET has produced a set of immersive, experiential videos designed to give viewers a taste of rare Nebraskan habitats via 360 video and audio.
Rare Nebraska: Rainwater Basin
October, 2017
As a companion to NET’s The PlainStory podcast, NET has produced a set of immersive, experiential videos designed to give viewers a taste of rare Nebraskan habitats via 360 video and audio.
Carhenge Corona
August, 2017
2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska.
Total Solar Eclipse: Homestead National Monument
August, 2017
This 360 video captures the moment of the eclipse and the huge expectations of the crowd. Bill Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society, and Dr. Amy Mainzer, a NASA jet propulsion Astrophysicist narrate the exciting moments.
Chiara Quartet Plays Beethoven by Heart
July, 2017
University of Nebraska’s Chiara Quartet plays Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat (Op. 130 – Cavatina). Recorded at the Ron Hull Studio at NET.
Look around a Sale Barn on Auction Day!
May, 2016
In this 360 degree video we take a look inside the Beatrice 77 sale barn. Co-manager and auctioneer Dennis Henrichs tells us about the appeal of live auctions and what sellers like to see.