Category: Virtual Reality 360

CNET thinks #VR is already dead, apparently #VR3D #VR360 #CES2017

The media bad mouthed 3D – falsely referring to eyeglasses as “goggles” – contributing to the stunted market for consumer 3D TV. This CNET story reads like those old stories – just change “3D” to”VR”: Virtual reality promises to be a mega-trend that upends how we use computers and just plain get along. So why’s it such a snooze at...

Near Sighted VR Augmented aids the legally blind

This is a tremendously important application for those with central vision loss, potentially enabling them to see details again through augmented reality viewing: “Are you legally blind or do you have low vision? Then Near Sighted VR might be right for you!” Source: Near Sighted VR Augmented Aid 2.0 | Indiegogo Watch this video to see what this is about....

VR 360 and VR 3D are very cool

While I created QuicktimeVR 360 still images that could be viewed online, more than a decade ago, and while I was shooting 3D video many years ago, I was a bit slow to play with VR. What changed my mine was watching a VR 360 video from inside an aerobatic aircraft formation flight. Since I used to pilot light aircraft,...

Snapchat to introduce “3D” feature (but is it 3D?)

As part of another movie promotion: Screen Gems is partnering with Snapchat again on a 3D lens for its upcoming fifthquel Underworld: Blood Wars. Source: ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ Tie-In: Screen Gems & Snapchat Reteam | Deadline From the various news reports, it sounds like its a 360 degree view. As you rotate your phone about, you see the full 360...

PEOPLE Magazine’s Nov 30th issue includes a cardboard VR viewer

The free cardboard viewer is part of a movie promotion. Pick up a copy of PEOPLE’s special issue, Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One, on newsstands Nov. 30. Inside the issue, you’ll find PEOPLE’s virtual-reality viewer, with instructions included. Source: Rogue One: How to Assemble Your PEOPLE VR Viewer Related articles Samsung Gear Virtual Reality Headset Only $44.95 (Reg. $99.99)...

4K/3D/120 fps theater experience, plus IMAX working on VR headsets for theaters

Source: Getting Real: Virtual Reality experiences eye the movie theatre environment | Film Journal International Director Ang Lee is experimenting, and presenting, a 3D 4K 120 fps motion picture, but that version only shows in 5 cities, globally. Elsewhere, IMAX is working on “theater-based VR”. The latter may begin with short (less than 15 minute) VR experiences in “IMAX VR...