A standard 360° video can be seen as a flat video projected onto a sphere. Think about how we look at a world map. When we fold open the map, we see different proportions than when we look at the globe. This is comparable to 360° video, only your head is inside the sphere and you are looking at the world around you. When you move, the head tracking on your VR goggles will follow your movements, so you get the impression that you’re really present in the scene.
Thanks to stereoscopic 3D we can make an extra layer of immersion because we’re creating a depth between the foreground and the background in the images. Your favorite 3D blockbusters are normally filmed with two lenses. These lenses are very close to eachother, like your eyes. When watching these images, your brain gets a sense of depth. It can look confusing or bad if it’s done bad, but is crushingly realistic when it’s done well.
And that’s exactly what we do in our VR productions.