Volcano VR: Watch Eruption in an immersive 8K drone video


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Look left, look right, look up and down – and zoom in on Iceland’s mountain. Fagradalsfjall eruption, all in stunning 8K.

Iceland’s erupting volcano, Mt. Fagradalsfjall presented the dream of a drone pilot! Videos of the blaze-orange lava bubbling out of the quaking volcano can be seen all over the internet – we even featured a man who piloted his drone on a crash course straight into the lava.

But Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson, founder of the photo and video company Arctic imagesand drone pilot Arnar Þór Þórsson decided to be even closer and more personal – without melting their equipment.

Using a Insta360 Pro 2, an 8K VR camera mounted on top of a DJI Matrix 600 Using the drone, the duo recorded almost 2 minutes of extremely high-resolution video that was designed for viewing in virtual reality.

The company was also sponsored by Iceland’s Perlan Museum, which houses an 8K planetarium. For more information on starting this project (in the truest sense of the word), see Insta360’s blog.

Now put on your VR headset and enjoy!

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Adam Ruggiero

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Adam Ruggiero is a junkie for all sports – from biking, running and (not enough) surfing to ball sports, camping and ranching. If it’s outside, it’s worth it. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: ties, escalators, well-tended lawns.

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