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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Pixvana Raises $14M Series A Investment for Cloud-based VR Video Platform

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Now, Pixvana hopes to “enable anyone to create and distribute next-generation video experiences” using its main service SPIN Studio. Faster iteration and blending of video and 3D content will allow creatives, brands and media companies to create amazing XR experiences.

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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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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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NextVR’s Latest Tech is Bringing New Levels of Fidelity to VR Video

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Parallel with new, more powerful and higher resolution VR headsets, improvements to NextVR’s technology are bringing promising new levels of quality and volumetric capability to VR video content. Attitudes toward 360 video content among high-end VR users are generally quite bad.

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NextVR Debuts New High Resolution Video Format with NBA Finals Highlights Reels

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On the list of other future tech yet to be publicly released is NextVR’s volumetric video capture and playback, which allows the viewer’s perspective to move positionally within the video (rather than just rotationally).

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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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Carmack: New 5K × 5K Mobile VR Playback Tech Will ‘set the bar for VR video quality’

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John Carmack, Oculus’ CTO, has revealed work on a new VR video playback technology which he says is coming to Oculus Go and newer Gear VR phones. On Twitter today , Carmack said the company plans to re-release the pre-rendered version of the VR short, using new VR video playback tech.

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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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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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Facebook Adds 4K 360 Video Streaming Support

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Since bringing live 360 video to pages and profiles back in March , we’ve seen a few VR videos pop up in our feed, but were always unsatisfied with the resolution. Two popular features that already exist on standard Facebook Live videos are also coming to Live 360.

Felix & Paul’s ‘The People’s House’ 360 Video Wins an Emmy

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The second night of the 69th Emmy Awards saw a number of nominations for virtual reality content, including rendered experiences and 360 video spanning a diverse swath of genres. You can download Felix & Paul’s Emmy award-winning video on both Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR.

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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Final Cut Pro X Arrives With 360 VR Video Editing

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View your 360° video projects in realtime on a HTC Vive. In a trio of announcements, Apple revealed that Valve would be bringing SteamVR and HTC Vive to the new iMac, Unity and Unreal Engine were coming to Mac, and Final Cut Pro X would finally support VR video editing.

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Song Made By AI Gets Stunning 360° Music Video

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AI, music, and VR creation tools collide in this beautiful 360° video. Part of YouTube’s VR Creator Lab , the video project can be viewed in 360° on desktop, mobile devices, and VR headsets. As part of the grant program, I would make several immersive 360 videos for the album.

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Apple Final Cut Pro X Update Adds a “Complete Toolset” for 360 Video Editing

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Among those announcements was that Final Cut Pro X would be getting support for 360 video editing. Output 360° video to a connected VR headset. Share 360° video directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo. Edit 360° video into a non-360° project and animate the pan, tilt, and zoom.

Video Demo from 6D.Ai Shows Why Occlusion Is the Next Big Thing for Mobile AR Experiences

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If you aren't convinced that mobile augmented reality apps need occlusion (or you don't know what the word even means), you really need to watch the latest video from AR cloud startup 6D.ai. video is titled "What is Occlusion in AR, and Why Does it Matter?"

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Snapchat Highlights Augmented Reality Feature in New Group Video Chat

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Snapchat has added yet another social feature to its mobile app, and this one makes it possible to use augmented reality with a group of friends over video. The feature is activated through the video camera icon in any Group Chat thread.

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Tiny Tank Is An Action-Packed 360 Video From SoKrispyMedia

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There’s still a lot to figure out about 360 video, which means filmmakers tend to stick to slower-paced experiences. Or you can just enjoy it as a browser-based video, too. 360 Video Experiences Tiny Tank

Exclusive: Nokia Launches OZO Player SDK, a Cross-platform Video Playback Engine for VR Apps

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Nokia has launched the OZO Player SDK , a cross-platform foundation for creating applications with high fidelity VR video playback. Other VR apps focus on real-time rendered experiences, but occasionally weave VR video content throughout when advantageous.

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VR Video & Broadcast Platform ‘NextVR’ Finally Comes to Vive, Coming Soon to Rift

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NextVR is a leading figure in the world of VR video, offering some of the highest quality and best produced made-for-VR video content you’ll find anywhere. News VR Video nextvr nextvr rift nextvr steam nextvr steamvr nextvr vive nextvr viveport

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Microsoft Japan Concept Video Demos How HoloLens Will Help Pilot the Drone Ships of the Future

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The latest example comes via Microsoft Japan and a new concept video that shows off how the HoloLens will be used in the relatively near future to pilot autonomous ships.

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Insta360 Extension to Make Editing 360 Video in Adobe Premiere Faster, Higher Quality

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Today 360 camera marker Insta360 announced a new extension for Adobe Premiere Pro CC which will bring complete 360 post-production workflow into the video editing program. SEE ALSO Adobe Shows Method to Create Volumetric VR Video From Flat 360 Captures.

AMC Channel Launches 360 Video App Featuring ‘Walking Dead’ 360 Shorts

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Popular American cable TV channel AMC has launched the AMC VR app for Gear VR and Daydream featuring 360 video content, movie trailers, and more. The ‘Screening Room’ in the app grants a look at recent AMC original series trailers and behind the scenes videos.

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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360 Video Picks for Halloween

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Featured 360 Videos from the VRScout Haunted Mansion. This time we’re featuring some of the spooky 360 videos we’ll be showcasing at the VRScout Haunted Mansion tomorrow. The post 360 Video Picks for Halloween appeared first on VRScout.

VLC Media Player Now Supports 360° Video

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The popular open source media player that practically plays any video format on any platform has now added support for 360° videos. The post VLC Media Player Now Supports 360° Video appeared first on VRScout. News 360 Video Giroptic VLCVR headset support coming in 2017.

Now with Netflix, HBO, and NextVR, Daydream Rises to Top VR Platform for Video

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The app doesn’t yet serve up VR content, instead putting users inside of a virtual living room with a big screen (somewhat oddly) placed under the mantle of a fireplace, offering up the whole of Netflix’s ‘flat’ video library.

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Gorillaz Debut Latest Album with Impressive 360 Music Video, How to Watch in Any VR Headset

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’ The video is a well produced mix of traditional and CGI animation. Sadly it isn’t 3D, though when viewed in high quality, the sharp edges of the CGI environments give a better sense of depth than most other non-3D 360 videos.

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Facebook Unveils Two New Volumetric Video ‘Surround360’ Cameras, Coming Later this Year

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Facebook today announced two new additions to the Surround360 hardware initiative that are poised to make 360 video more immersive. The post Facebook Unveils Two New Volumetric Video ‘Surround360’ Cameras, Coming Later this Year appeared first on Road to VR.

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Adobe Shows Method to Create Volumetric VR Video From Flat 360 Captures

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According to a group of Adobe researchers, giving the video positional tracking is done via a novel warping algorithm that can synthesize new views within the monoscopic video—and all on the fly while critically maintaining 120 fps.

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Watch: Adobe Shows Off In-VR Premiere Video Editor ‘Project CloverVR’

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Who better than Adobe then to try and tackle the not insubstantial issues and challenges facing video editors as they’re increasingly asked to tackled immersive video, shot to be viewed in VR? SEE ALSO Adobe Brings VR Video Editing Tools to Premiere Pro.

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NVIDIA Announces ‘VRWorks 360?, Claims “Real-Time” VR Video Stitching

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And for those involved in the rapidly expanding world of 360 video and film, they’re announcing a new VRWorks 360 Video SDK which they claim will allow you to “Capture, Stitch, and Stream VR Content in Real-Time with VRWorks 360 Video SDK.”

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