Earlier today, GoPro released its first VR glimpse into life at Wimbledon. The two-minute video, which you can watch above, follows the record-setting Bryan Brothers, Bob and Mike, as they arrive at the tournament and begin preparing for what will be an attempt at their 113th career championship and fourth Wimbledon title.
The video features one particularly impressive shot, with the camera mounted directly above one brother’s head, giving viewers a 360-degree, point-of-view experience. The moment is brief, but it illustrates the full potential of VR – particularly one created using GoPro gear. Other shots have been slowed down, providing time to look up to see an incoming tennis ball or pan to track the ball across the court. None of the footage will be used in broadcasts, however, it’s more of a second-screen experience, GoPro told us.
The video is the second part of GoPro’s documentary, “The Wimbledon Experience with the Bryan Brothers.” It is the promised VR follow-up to the (non-VR) first video GoPro released last week. Although that piece may have lacked the buzz-worthiness of VR, it was nonetheless impressive. Custom rigs were employed to attach GoPro cameras to racquets, nets, and, in one particularly unbelievable shot, the tennis ball itself. Even for people who don’t follow tennis, it’s a good watch.
For more on GoPro at Wimbledon, head over to the GoPro blog.