Virtual Reality and Video

saw this as I was poking around looking at 360 degree cameras

a camera that will record enough perspectives (including audio) so that you can finally create a fully immersive experience, you can look left, look right ..etc. all whilst watching something.  Like the promise of multi-angle viewing (DVD) that never really got much use.

The first demo is a VR recording of Paul McCartney live on stage.

to use it on a normal cellphone you need something called “Google Cardboard”. No its not April fools day, its a cutout for a viewer you can slot your cell phone in and make a “poor man’s” virtual reality headset.

If they have the hardware right and can compress the data from the multiple streams, it would be 3D as people expect to experience it, not the passive exaggerated 3D TV experience.

( this was what I was looking for originally – – I’ve seen 3D panoramic stuff change over the years from the early Qucktime player to the iPhone stuff, or the app that lets you do reverse panoramas and turn your photos of a real object into a 3D panorama)

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