Entries by Scott Driscoll

HTC Vive Travel Packing Guide

Over the last year, we’ve had the opportunity to take VR all over the world on 50+ trips, from the US, to all throughout Europe and India. Here’s how we travel! For domestic trips, we generally just take one Vive Setup and a backup base station (contains moving parts, most likely to die). For international, […]

HTC Vive Setup & Troubleshooting Guide

This guide will explain how to setup the Vive and troubleshoot commons errors. We’ll also include tips we’ve learned after setting up the Vive hundreds of times, introducing thousands of people to VR. And if this guide doesn’t solve your problem, Vive support is generally phenomenal (Of course, if you’re our customer, please don’t hesitate […]

360 Video Meetup Workshop

Our lead developer, Scott Driscoll, gave a presentation / workshop at Atlanta’s VR Meetup this month. It gave an overview of 360 cameras, talked about various issues in recording 360 (parallax, resolution, battery, overheating, stabilization, 3d vs mono), and how to distribute 360 content. There was also a panel with Peter Stolmeier of Futurus, Drew Pearson of […]

360 Video Camera Comparisons: GoPro, Ricoh Theta, Gear 360, Kodak PixPro SP360 4k

At Foundry 45, many of the Virtual Reality apps we develop rely on 360 video. While we directly shoot 360 footage for some projects, other clients ask for suggestions on 360 video cameras they can use to shoot video themselves. This blog post compares 4 popular 360 rigs, on the cheaper end of the spectrum, capable of recording spherical 360 […]

Virtual Reality for IT Recruiting

A recent Tech Republic article discussed BetterCloud’s use of 360 video to help recruit new staff. Recruiting in tech is a competitive business, so BetterCloud was looking for a unique way to showcase their company and the people inside it. What better than a first person view of a day in the life at the […]

Virtual Reality for Recruiting

Many colleges and some companies are starting to turn to Virtual Reality to help recruit new students, athletes and employees. Virtual Reality (VR) lets prospects feel what it’s like to be on-location through a VR Viewer. By sharing their world through VR, brands not only get to be associated with high-tech new technology, but also get […]