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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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. . Well it’s time to give your vocal chords a break, because the bigwigs at Bigscreen have heard your demands and they are officially launching a new feature that will let you play your videos in a private room, and you can invite your friends to watch it with you.

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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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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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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. When the call begins, the other people in the video call join as normal. ” Then you set your video chat app full screen and you’re “good to go.”

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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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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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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 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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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. At the time of this writing, Samsung has already pulled the plug on 360 degree video uploads and premium video purchases, and has stopped updates all Samsung XR and Samsung VR Video clients.

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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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. Even seated, you’d be surprised at how often you move in your chair, or make micro-adjustments with your neck, something that when coupled with a standard 360 video makes you feel like you’re ‘pulling’ the world along with your head.

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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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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? Whether you’re creating content for YouTube, or simply want to capture your best moments in VR for all eternity, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to capture the sort of mixed reality video seen below. 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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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. Mitchell also takes you to the FXG headquarters which is completely unoccupied; a disconcerting feeling considering the 360VR video was filmed during a normal workday.

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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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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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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.

‘Tarzan VR’ Just Released The Coolest Mixed Reality Video Game Trailer Ever

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The post ‘Tarzan VR’ Just Released The Coolest Mixed Reality Video Game Trailer Ever appeared first on VRScout. Grab your virtual loincloth and get ready for some mixed reality action.

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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. Experiences Gaming VR Stardew Valley stardew valley concept video stardew valley virtual reality stardew valley vr stardew valley vr support vr concept vr concept video vr concept videos

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HTC Vive Cosmos Comfort Video

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The post HTC Vive Cosmos Comfort Video appeared first on UploadVR. Video[link].

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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. This is part two in our Halloween VR series, which started with our horror picks for the HTC Vive.

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. You can now view live streamed 360 video on Facebook in up to 4K resolution, letting you enjoy Live 360 streams in much higher fidelity. Two popular features that already exist on standard Facebook Live videos are also coming to Live 360. News 360 Video Facebook Facebook 360 Gear VR Live 360° Livestreaming

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. The Amazon Prime app includes voice search as well as some 360-degree video content. from Baobab, Return to Chernobyl, and Greenland Melting as some of the VR video content available in the app at launch.

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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. Quick Intro video for the NEW #6DoFLite video mode in @Viveport Video Player which turns ANY #existing 360 or 180-degree video into a #6DoF video you can move 1-2 meters in any direction.

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‘Bigscreen’ Now Lets You Watch Your Own Video Files on All Supported Platforms

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Bigscreen today released an update that brings to the social VR viewing platform a video player that lets you watch your own video files. Bigscreen’s new video player lets you watch your own files alone, or with friends—provided they have the same file stored on their local machine. Exactly how you obtain those files is up to you; the new update is only a video player and not a file sharing service per se.

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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. Their last music video, DoYaThing , was commissioned by Converse in 2012, and employed a mix of 2D and CGI characters combined with live action. The ‘Saturnz Barz’ 360 video now has more than 6 million views.

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The best video chat apps for Android and iOS

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You can still connect face-to-face with video chat apps. Android Apple Mobile Best of FaceTime Socializing at a distance Tier 4 video chat WFHCan't see family and friends in person? We've picked some of the best to help you stay in touch.

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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. We built a new VR video browser technology that can load video streaming and live streaming sites,” Bigscreen says. The post Bigscreen TV Launches With 50+ Channels Of Video Content appeared first on VRScout. Cable just got a modern makeover.

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Watch 200 Drones Perform a Choreographed Lip Sync in VWLS' Latest Music Video

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One of many things we’re missing during quarantine has been the kind high-profile, high-budget music video release we’ve come to expect from our pop stars in the 21st century. drones social distancing music video releases quarantine video music videos

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John Carmack Wins Lifetime Achievement Award [VIDEO]

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The post John Carmack Wins Lifetime Achievement Award [VIDEO] appeared first on UploadVR. Video carmack john carmack video VR Awards 2019

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Community Download: Would You Rather Be In A Zoom Video Call Or Meet In VR?

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For today’s Community Download, we want to know if you’d rather meet up with colleagues, friends, and family in a Zoom or Zoom-equivalent video call, or in an actual immersive VR app? With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the globe, the prevalence of video conferencing has dramatically increased out of necessity. Zoom, a free web-based video conferencing application, has exploded onto the scene as a popular choice for many people and businesses around the world.

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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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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. There’s an op-ed piece I’ve been meaning to write for some time around the current technical state of play with regards to 360 video. At last week’s Steam Dev Days event, Valve revealed that it was to bring its own solution for the delivery of immersive video content to its content portal Steam.

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. Today’s most immersive VR video productions are shot in 360 degree video and 3D. Properly executed 360 3D video content can look quite good in VR (just take a look at some of the work from Felix & Paul Studios ).

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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. 360-Degree Movies 360-Degree Video 3D VR Sound Demo HTC HTC Vive Oculus Oculus Rift Video Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News Vive VR VR MoviesYeah, me neither.

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