Arcturus Raises $5 Million to Expand Volumetric Video Toolset & Streaming

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Arcturus, a company building tools for editing and distributing volumetric video, today announced it has raised a $5 million seed investment. Volumetric video isn’t yet widespread, owed to challenges with capture, storage, editing, and distribution.

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Bigscreen VR Announces Built-In Video Player

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Share you personal videos without the need of a VR-ready PC. However, there was one thing missing from the platform that users have been begging for: a dedicated built-in video player. . Adding a dedicated video player opens up even more possibilities for the budding social VR platform.

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Ring Video Doorbell Wired vs. Video Doorbell Pro 2

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Shopping for a hard-wired video doorbell? Smart Home best home security systems Ring Video Doorbell smart home video camera video doorbellRing makes two of the most popular options. Here's how to choose between them.

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Coder Builds Raspberry Pi VR Solution For Video Calls

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Since the pandemic started, many of us have been relying on video calls to stay connected with colleagues. The first thing she did was sketch out a pathway to solving her video call problem. She’s asking the public for suggestions on how to improve her video call solution.

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Leaked Concept Videos Show Samsung’s Take On AR Glasses

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’ During the weekend prolific Microsoft leaker WalkingCat , the same individual responsible for leaking images of the Oculus Quest 2 back in July of 2020, posted two concept videos showcasing what appears to be Samsung’s take on a dedicated AR headset.

The best smartphones for video recording

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As shooting video becomes more popular, smartphone tech advances push video quality past 1080p to 4K and 8K. Here are some of the best smartphones for video. Android Apple Buying Guides Mobile 4k video 8K video iOS video recording

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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. The company today announced the launch of the Prime Video VR app which allows Prime members in the US and UK to stream the entire Prime Video content library, and also allows non-members to stream their library of purchased content.

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Join Zoom Meetings And Video Calls From VR With New PC VR App

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A new PC VR app called Spaces Awesome Zoom (SPAZ) allows users to join Zoom meetings and other video calls from within VR. SPAZ allows a user to join a video conference from within VR and use an adjustable virtual camera and whiteboard.

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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. The “Welcome Video”, while brief, showcases the basic functionality of the Quest’s 6DoF room-scale tracking technology. News Oculus Quest Oculus Quest Setup Oculus Quest Welcome Video

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How to download Vimeo videos

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Vimeo is a streaming video site with an abundance of interesting videos to offer. Here's how to download them, using both online and offline video downloaders. Computing How-To Web download vimeo videos KeepDownLoading Tier 4 vimeo

How to Record Videos on Quest 2 and Improve Capture Quality

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Quest 2 has simple built-in video capture capabilities. In this article you’ll see how to use them and, for advanced users, you’ll learn how to increase the quality of the videos captured on Quest 2 and how to transfer videos to your computer.

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Samsung’s Leaked AR Concept Videos Reveal Its Augmented Ambitions

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Leaked concept video featuring two Samsung AR devices has come to light. Known leaker ‘ WalkingCat ‘ released two videos showing a pair of separate device concepts. The post Samsung’s Leaked AR Concept Videos Reveal Its Augmented Ambitions appeared first on Road to VR.

Samsung is Terminating Its VR Video Apps on All Devices

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With the end of Samsung Gear VR, it seems the South Korean tech giant is also doing away with its VR video apps as well. Samsung XR (ex-Samsung VR) is the company’s VR video hosting platform which featured both premium and user-uploaded content.

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. With these powerful features, Rich360 offers VR Video Solution and LIVE Streaming Cloud to creators, publishers, and developers to deliver immersive media with the richest content.

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The best FPV drone videos of all time

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Check out the some of the best FPV drone videos you’re ever likely to see, created by incredible pilots at the top of their game. Emerging Tech Photography Web best drone videos best fpv drone video drone videos Drones fpv drones

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CEO Shows Life In China Under Coronavirus Quarantine With 360 VR Video

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Watching Mitchell’s video in webVR is an impactful experience, one that gives you a great idea of how the coronavirus has disrupted life in China. Watching the video, it felt as though I was wandering a post-apocalyptic world where I was part of a small handful of survivors left on Earth.

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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. Here’s a basic summarization of the tips Small provides, though I highly recommend watching the full 360° video on a headset to truly understand what he’s saying: 1. for the rest of the video.

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Google Takes a Step Closer to Making Volumetric VR Video Streaming a Thing

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Google unveiled a method of capturing and streaming volumetric video, something Google researchers say can be compressed down to a lightweight format capable of even being rendered on standalone VR/AR headsets.

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How to Record Mixed Reality Video on Oculus Quest

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Did you know you can create your own mixed reality video on Oculus Quest and show off all your VR exploits to your adoring public? Also, if you’re not into written instructions, check out Oculus’ own MRC video setup guide and OBS setup guide to get started.

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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. The company claims that Visbit VR Theater is primarily designated for educational and sales videos, and that its patented VVOS (Visbit View-Optimized Streaming) technology allows for lower-resolution displays to view the 12K content with zoom.

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How to download YouTube videos

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Downloading YouTube videos is easier than you think. Computing How-To Web 4k video downloader download videos download youtube videos Tier 4 YouTubeHere's how to get them and keep them on your computer.

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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 social network is partnering up with NatGeo for the first live 360-degree video to promote the cable network’s “Mars” colonization series. The post Facebook Launching 360-Degree Live Streaming Video appeared first on VRScout. News 360 Video Facebook Livestreaming

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Asgard’s Wrath Video Review

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We’ve now finished our full video review of Asgard’s Wrath to complement the written version! The post Asgard’s Wrath Video Review appeared first on UploadVR. Gaming Oculus Rift Oculus Rift S Video Asgard's Wrath Asgard's Wrath review Games oculus review Rift S Sanzaru Games top storiesIt took longer than usual because of the length, but if you’d like to see and hear our review instead of just reading it, here you go!

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‘Zenith’ Gameplay Video Reveals 30 Minutes of Unedited MMORPG Goodness

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It’s still in closed alpha, but Zenith’s first long-format gameplay video reveals that it’s shaping up nicely. The 33-minute video (linked below) originally livestreamed on Twitch, which is why there isn’t any fancy editing or voice overs.

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Netflix vs. Amazon Prime Video

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Netflix may be the top streaming service, but Amazon Prime Video's price and perks make it a good alternative. Buying Guides Home Theater Movies & TV Amazon Prime Video Netflix Streaming video Tier 4 versus

Ring Video Doorbell 2020 vs. Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2

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Shopping for a new video doorbell to keep tabs on your household? Buying Guides Smart Home Best video doorbells diy home security Ring Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2Ring makes some of the best on the market. Here's how to choose between two popular models.

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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. Littlstar even developed solutions for 360° video playback on 2D TVs. This is one of the downright prettiest 360° videos ever made (those colors!),

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The best video games based on movies

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Buying Guides Gaming Best games Games games based on movies Video GamesMovie tie-in games are notoriously bad. Despite that, there are still a handful of excellent games based on movies franchises. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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Google 6DOF videos review: move inside VR videos!

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Around 40 days ago, I reported to you the news of Google presenting at SIGGRAPH 2020 a new algorithm for recording, encoding, and decoding 6DOF VR videos , that is movies inside which you can physically move. 6DOF Videos. RED Manifold camera can record 6DOF videos.

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The best video game podcasts

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Whether you want to keep up with news or learn about the latest games, there's a video game podcast for you. Gaming Podcasts Podcast Video Games

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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. Up until now, if a blogger wanted to publish a 360-degree video in a post, they could embed a YouTube or Facebook video player of the video. On mobile, the 360-degree video player will allow you to move your device around to change the perspective. News 360 Video Wordpress

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Amazon’s Prime Video VR App Launches On Oculus Quest, Go, And Gear VR

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Enjoy the entire Prime Video catalog and a curated selection of 360-degree content. When it comes to video streaming on the Oculus platform, there’s no shortage of apps to choose from. From Netflix and Hulu to Showtime and Red Bull, you can’t seem to throw a rock without hitting a dedicated video streaming app. Prime Video VR is available to download free on Oculus Quest , Oculus Go , and Samsung Gear VR.

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Snapchat’s AR Dance Series Lets You Create Your Own Music Videos

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After practicing each technique with Le and Dytto, viewers can use their new-found dance knowledge to create their own AR-enhanced music videos powered by Snapchat’s AR camera platform. You can even submit your own AR-enhanced music videos for the chance to be featured on Spotlight.

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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 company behind VLC, VideoLan , teamed up with 360° camera company Giroptic to develop the new features, which lets you display photos, panoramas and videos. The post VLC Media Player Now Supports 360° Video appeared first on VRScout. News 360 Video Giroptic VLCVR headset support coming in 2017.

Check Out This Fanmade Stardew Valley VR Concept Video

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Commenting on the Reddit post, u/TheMikeDaoust said the video is “just a little prototype” and that they “don’t really have any plans to work on it beyond this.” The post Check Out This Fanmade Stardew Valley VR Concept Video appeared first on UploadVR.

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New Video Shows Off CREAL’s Latest Foveated Light-field VR Headset

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CREAL, a company building light-field display technology for AR and VR headsets, has revealed a new through-the-lens video showing off the performance of its latest VR headset prototype. In the through-the-lens video we can clearly see the focus shifting from one part of the scene to another.

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