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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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Facebook Update Adds 4K 360 Video Streaming Support to VR Headsets and More

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Facebook today announced new updates coming to their 360 streaming service including live 4k streaming support to VR headsets, image stabilization and a number of features that puts VR-ready 360 video more in line with the company’s standard streaming video service.

The Great Semantic Divide: Virtual Reality vs. 360-Degree Video

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Crazy Camera Rig Captures Volumetric VR Video with 14 Cameras and LiDAR

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HypeVR is working to bring live-action volumetric 360 video to VR. Traditional 360 video capture solutions don’t allow any movement, effectively locking the user’s head to one point in 3D space, reducing comfort and immersion.

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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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Oculus Video Shows Advanced Hand Tracking Gloves

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We only saw them through a picture at first, but now a video has surfaced online showing them in action. An unlisted Oculus video posted last week, unearthed by Reddit , shows the gloves in action.

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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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.

IMR are Building a Wireless Video System to Power 4k Per-Eye VR Headsets

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Likewise, now that consumer VR is finally here, the demand for a solution to those ever more anachronistic, presence-sapping cables is driving innovation and rapid advancement in wireless video systems.

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Community Download: Should 360 Videos Be Considered “Real” VR?

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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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Oculus Partners with BBC Earth to Create VR Video and Interactive Content

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Cat Flight, featuring the jumping prowess of the Caracal Cat, will integrate computer generated imagery (CGI) into 360 degree video. Bear Island is an interactive 360 video that follows Black Bears on their journey to the banks of an Alaskan river.

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Video: Watch Valve’s New ‘Knuckles’ VR Controller in Action

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In the video published by Zulubo Productions , we get a better look at just what Knuckles can do. The post Video: Watch Valve’s New ‘Knuckles’ VR Controller in Action appeared first on Road to VR.

MLB Expands VR Content With Original 360 Video Series

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Now the organization is digging even deeper into VR with a brand new 360° video series that gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of some of MLB’s brightest young athletes. The post MLB Expands VR Content With Original 360 Video Series appeared first on VRScout.

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 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.

Google’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody Experience’ Proves That VR Music Videos Are the Future

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In collaboration with Queen, Google Play’s Bohemian Rhapsody Experience for Cardboard is an impressive example of where VR music videos are heading. See Also: ‘Apex’ is the Next Real-time VR Music Video from the Creator of the Acclaimed ‘Surge’.

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How VR Video is Being Used to Help Kids Conquer Fear of Swimming

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A new Swedish initiative hopes to encourage the countries children, one fifth of which cannot swim, some suffering anxiety and fear of water, to take the plunge using a 360 VR video experience. 360 Video VR Therapy VR Video e.on

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‘Unlimited Corridor’ Video Shows Mind Bending ‘Infinite’ Redirected Walking

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This video showcases a new redirected walking implementation project that creates an “unlimited” virtual corridor in a space just 5 x 7 metres in size. News Bits SIGGRAPH 2016 Videos infinite corridor infinite space in vr redirected walking siggraph 2016 unlimited corridor

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New Magic Leap Videos Shows AR Shopping and Voice Control

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A new video of Magic Leap’s augmented reality tech in action was shown at a conference in China today. Part way through the discussion Wallace introduced a new video showing off the experience of Magic Leap’s mysterious augmented reality tech.

YouTube Bringing 360 Videos To Your TV

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Now you can watch immersive video from the biggest screen in your house. Sarah Ali, head of living room products, took the stage to announce that 360 video is making its way to your YouTube app in home devices. News 360 Video Google Google I/O YouTube

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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Nikon Turns Attention Toward 360 Video with Expert Panel

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Nikon’s foray into 360° video continued at the ‘Nikon Innovation Forum: The 360° Video Revolution’ event in NYC last week. The post Nikon Turns Attention Toward 360 Video with Expert Panel appeared first on Road to VR. 360 Video News nikon nikon keymission 360

Sony’s ‘Joshua Bell VR Experience’ on PSVR is Among the Best VR Video You’ll Find on Any Headset

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The VR video experience uses inventive techniques to give you an immersive front row seat to a world-class violinist, featuring positional tracking and impressively sharp visuals. That means that you can move around within some volume inside the video scene.

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‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader VR Experience Teaser Video Released by ILMxLAB

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This is How NOT to Shoot 360 Video, According to YouTube

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With the production of VR film and 360 video becoming ever more commonplace and access to camera hardware easier, there more and more people out there making content who may not be aware of the cardinal sins and best practices associated with the medium.

Video: Insta360 Teases New Type Of 360-Degree Camera

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Since last year, it also released an Android variant called the Insta360 Air and a professional camera called the Insta360 Pro that can shoot 8K 360 video. 360 360 Video Rumors VR 360 camera 360 video 4k camera insta360 Insta360 Air Insta360 Camera Insta360 Nano Insta360 One video

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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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Valve Partners with Pixvana to Improve 360-Degree Video Experience

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Today, the majority of people try VR for the first time on a Samsung Gear or Google Cardboard and, more than likely, they watch a 360-degree video. That’s a shame really, because most 360 video experiences are terrible, especially when streamed over the Internet.

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Lytro Immerge Demo Offers Promising Look at the Future of Lightfield Video for VR

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‘The Conjuring 2’ Might Be The Scariest 360 Video Yet

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One of the most popular things to do inside of a virtual reality headset is scare you – The post ‘The Conjuring 2’ Might Be The Scariest 360 Video Yet appeared first on UploadVR. 360 Video Experiences 360 video conjuring 2 fright horror james wan scare scared video

VR Video Study Finds Netflix, Hulu Preferred Over 360 Apps And More

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A lot of companies would have you believe 360 degree video is the future of storytelling. But is ‘VR video’ in its current state really proof of that? “What you don’t hear much about is what users like and don’t like about today’s VR video apps.”

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Native 360 Video Capture Comes to First Oculus Rift Game

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The latest update to Dead and Buried brings in-game 360° image and video capture among other new features. The update also includes support for mixed reality video capture as well. The post Native 360 Video Capture Comes to First Oculus Rift Game appeared first on VRScout.

Oculus’ New 360 Capture SDK Lets You Create and Share In-Game 360 Videos and Photos

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This hopefully also means we’re getting something Oculus promised as a feature back when Home was initially announced for the consumer Rift back in the summer of 2015: 360 video previews of games. This is important because video codecs assume motion vectors as straight lines.