In Greek mythology, Argus was a creature of a hundred eyes. With the ability to see everything, Argus was assigned to stand guard over Ios. In Roget’s Thesaurus, the term, “Argus-eyed” is synonymous with “vigilant”. More recently, we refer to “having eyes in the back of one’s head” for those people who seem to have an uncanny and acute awareness of everything around them.
Spherical video is a new form of immersive panoramic media that provides those eyes in the back of one’s head. It will forever change the way we produce visual documentation for sports, entertainment, law enforcement and mission rehearsal applications. Users of spherical video are turning “virtual reality” into “visual reality”.