Amazon Launches ‘Prime Video VR’, Commits to Building up VR Video Library

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Amazon today announced the launch of Prime Video VR on Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR. In addition to bringing the entire Prime Video catalog onto the headsets, Amazon is also for the first time adding VR content to its Prime Video library.

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Oculus Quest Welcome Video & Setup Guide Have Leaked Online

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Corgi’s are a major safety hazard in this leaked video for the Oculus Quest. Thanks to a series of videos posted online by YouTuber user NyanBlade, it appears as though we now have our first look at the opening welcome video and setup guide for the upcoming Oculus Quest.

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Enhance Your 360-Degree Video With Rich360

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Content-optimized 360° video rendering technology could take immersive filmmaking to the next level. is looking to breath new life into the 360-degree format with breakthrough technology that could drastically improve the quality of immersive 360 streaming video content.

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Visbit VR Theater App Now Supports 12K Videos

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12K VR video content is now available for Viveport users. As of June 11, developer Visbit has bumped its video stream resolution up from 8K to 12K on its 360-degree video streaming platform, Visbit VR Theater.

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Google to Shutter Jump VR Video Service in June

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Google posted an updated Jump FAQ recently regarding the shutdown of the VR video service, outlining that Jump will officially go offline on June 28th, 2019. The post Google to Shutter Jump VR Video Service in June appeared first on Road to VR.

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Viveport Video “6DOF Lite” mode review: move your head in 360 videos

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At VEC 2019 HTC announced the “6DOF Lite” mode for Viveport Video , promising the fact that we would have been able to watch standard 360 videos with the possibility of actually moving the head in the video. What is Viveport Video 6DOF Lite Mode?

Gorillaz’ Music Video Breaks Record as Most Successful 360 Music Video Debut

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The 360-degree version of Gorillaz’ music video for new track Saturnz Barz received over 3 million views in the first 48 hours, making it the single biggest 48 hour debut for a 360 music video in the (young) history of 360 videos on YouTube.

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HypeVR Uses ARKit as a Portal Into Volumetric Video Content

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HypeVR is developing volumetric video tech which we called “ a glimpse at the future of VR video ,” when we got to see it back in January. One of the crazy camera rigs that HypeVR uses to capture volumetric video.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Comfort Video

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‘Vive Video’ Gets 2.0 Update, Partners with Vimeo to Offer Curated Video Selection

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HTC Creative Labs’s free native VR video player has received an upgrade with a new browser interface. The team has also partnered with Vimeo, offering a curated selection of streamable VR video content. Vive Video launched a year ago with support for 2D, 3D, 180?

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Amazon Prime Video Comes To Oculus Quest And Go With Voice Search

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Amazon Prime’s video service is now available on Oculus Quest, Oculus Go and even Gear VR. The streaming service joins Netflix, YouTube and other services like Showtime, ESPN and Fox Now in bringing streaming video content to the Quest standalone VR headset.

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Believe the Hype: HypeVR’s Volumetric Video Capture is a Glimpse at the Future of VR Video

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After having teased the tech toward the end of last year, we’ve finally gone hands-on with HypeVR’s volumetric video captures which lets you move around inside of VR videos. Inherent Limitations of 360 Video. Volumetric VR Video Capture.

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Steam to Get High Quality Adaptive 360 Video Streaming Service

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360 video is coming to Steam and it looks as if Valve are aiming high in terms of the quality they’re aiming to deliver to consumer VR headsets. Pixvana’s technology uses adaptive bitrates for video delivery, depending on the user’s direction of gaze.

NextVR Plans 6DOF, Increased Quality, and AR Support for Live VR Video in 2018

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Positional tracking is the dream for immersive video content, but it is a complex hardware and software challenge. The post NextVR Plans 6DOF, Increased Quality, and AR Support for Live VR Video in 2018 appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC’s 6DoF Lite Video Mode Now Available On All Vive Headsets

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Volumetric depth adds a whole new level of immersion to standard 360 and 180-degree videos. Revealed during HTC’s recent Vive Ecosystem Conference this past March in Shenzhen, China, the companies groundbreaking 6DoF Lite technology is now available for use on the Viveport Video platform.

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Surge Music Video in VR

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Remember when MTV showed music videos? Surge is one of the first real-time VR music videos created specifically for VR. The goal of Surge is to provide insight in the possibilities of VR as a medium for music videos. The video is short, however, very much worth the download.

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Here’s the Trailer to Eminem’s Upcoming VR Video from Felix & Paul

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Marshall from Detroit is a 3D, 360-degree video featuring Marshall Mathers (Eminem) and Sway Calloway. The post Here’s the Trailer to Eminem’s Upcoming VR Video from Felix & Paul appeared first on Road to VR.

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Watch HypeVR’s Impressive Volumetric 360 3D Video In Action

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HypeVR may be poised to alter the 360 video landscape with their depth-mapped, volumetric video system that lets VR users move in, out and around the captured scene. HypeVR’s proprietary system uses 14 Red Dragon, 6k Video Cameras rig-mounted to capture a 360 degree field of view.

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How to Direct 360° Video

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Google’s YouTube Creator Academy shows us the finer points in 360° video production. Last year Google’s YouTube Creator Academy gave us the low-down on some of the biggest mistakes made while shooting in 360° with the video How Not To Shoot 360° Video. for the rest of the video.

Bigscreen TV Launches With 50+ Channels Of Video Content

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While there are several existing video streaming solutions already available, Bigscreen TV aims to simplify the process by offering users the easiest and most convenient way to stream content with friends in real-time. Cable just got a modern makeover.

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New ‘Boneworks’ Gameplay Video Shows off Physics-based Combat

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Today developer Stress Level Zero showed off one of the game’s first levels in a new video. We go into a bit more detail about the philosophy behind Bonework’s approach in this article , which also includes an ‘Action Teaser’ video which was released last month.

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Pixvana Reveals 10K VR Video Player and Publishing Platform ‘SPIN’

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Pixvana , a cloud-based VR video company, today announced their much awaited solution for publishing and streaming 360 video, a platform that promises to deliver up to 10K resolution streaming playback from the cloud to your VR devices.

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Facebook Launching 360-Degree Live Streaming Video

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Facebook unveiled the latest expansion to live broadcasting Monday, dubbed Live 360 , that marries their existing features of livestreaming and pre-recorded 360-degree videos. The post Facebook Launching 360-Degree Live Streaming Video appeared first on VRScout.

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VR Music Video ‘Sheaf – Together EP’ is a Low Poly Love Letter to the ’80s

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There’s a few short VR experiences that just stick with you, and one of my favorites is the 2015-era VR music video Surge. Now, Netherlands-based synthwave producer Sheaf has created a real-time rendered VR music video for their debut EP that is definitely on my list.

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Björk Releases ‘Vulnicura Virtual Reality Album’, A Collection of Immersive Music Videos

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Available today, headset owners can finally get to dive into a collection of immersive music videos that only previously graced museums worldwide via the Björk Digital Exhibition since late 2016, Pitchfork reports.

This Drone Broadcasts 6k 360 VR Video Wirelessly up to 5 Miles

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Another example of how the rapid advance of video compression and transmission techniques continue to open surprising possibilities, the ‘Flying Eye’ from San Francisco and LA based company 360 Designs is here and it can deliver high resolution VR video shot from 100s of metres up.

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The Essential VR Music Videos of 2016

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2016 has been a landmark year for VR and 360° video. In addition to the ever-increasing landscape of 360° camera options available for the consumer and professional alike, major social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, and WordPress have introduced 360° video hosting.

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YouTube Now Offering Heatmaps for 360 Video Analytics

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Spherical YouTube videos with over 1,000 views now include ‘360° Heatmaps’ within the Analytics section of the Creator Studio. YouTube has supported the viewing of spherical videos in VR since 2015 , adding features such as stereoscopic 3D, live streaming, and spatial audio along the way.

Snapchat’s Spectacles 3 Glasses Capture Images & Video In 3D

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Available this fall for $380 , Spectacles 3 include dual front-facing HD cameras which allow you to capture and share 3D images and video with realistic depth and dimension. By simply tapping the button on the device, Spectacles 3 will immediately begin recording 3D video (up to 60-seconds per recording) as well as high-fidelity audio via a 4-microphone array. The post Snapchat’s Spectacles 3 Glasses Capture Images & Video In 3D appeared first on VRScout.

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Haunted Rooms 360 video

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A 360 video of real in game footage that wil make your blood run cold. Android 360 video horror games mobile thriller escape rooms VR virtual realityWe dare you to watch!

Adobe Brings VR Video Editing Tools to Premiere Pro

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The latest update to Premiere Pro, Adobe’s popular video editing software, released yesterday includes new tools for editing 360 degree video and stereoscopic VR video. The post Adobe Brings VR Video Editing Tools to Premiere Pro appeared first on Road to VR.

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Valve and Pixvana Bring High-quality Adaptive VR Video to Steam, Beta Launches Today

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Pixvana , makers of the cloud-based 360 video creation studio SPIN , today announced that their software services—integrated at the core of Valve’s own Steam 360 Video Player— will be launching today into beta.

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VR Video Support Arrives For WordPress Blogs

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The most popular web publishing platform is giving bloggers even more options for publishing 360-degree images and video with the launch of support for all blogs hosted by WordPress.com. On mobile, the 360-degree video player will allow you to move your device around to change the perspective.

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Microsoft is Adding Pass-through Video to Windows VR Headsets

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A beta version of Windows 10 now includes support for a pass-through video mode for Windows VR headsets, allowing users to look out at the world around them through the headset’s on-board cameras.