Articles tagged "vr"

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The new JPEG XS image format was built for streaming 4K and VR content

The team behind the ubiquitous JPEG format has unveiled an all new image format designed to quickly and efficiently stream content across wired and wireless networks alike. Surprisingly, it actually uses less compression than traditional JPEG.

Bellus3D uses the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera to 3D scan your face

A US startup is the first company to use the iPhone X's front-facing TrueDepth camera for 3D face scanning. The app they've created captures more than 250,000 3D data points on a face in 10 seconds while the user slowly turns their head in front of the camera

Google created this rotating 16-GoPro arc to capture light field data for VR

Google has built a fascinating rotating light field VR camera rig using 16 GoPros mounted in an arc. The rig is meant to give viewers "a more realistic sense of presence” within a VR world.

The Android-only LyfieEye200 is 'the world's smallest VR/AR camera'

This tiny little plug-and-play VR/AR camera for Android phones uses a pair of greater-than-180° FOV fisheye lenses to offer both 360° video/photo capture and 360° livestreaming at 1440p resolution.

YI's Horizon VR180 captures stereoscopic 3D stills and videos at 5.7K

YI Technology, working with Google's VR team, has announced the Horizon VR180 camera, which captures stereoscopic 3D stills and videos at 5.7K. The VR180 'seamlessly' integrates with YouTube and Google Photos for easy viewing with various VR headsets.

Review: Rylo is a 360º camera done right

What do you get when you combine a compact 360º camera with a well-designed mobile app? A surprisingly fun tool that lets you decide where to point the camera after you've shot your video.

Lytro Immerge 2.0 is a HUGE light-field camera rig for high-end VR production

Lytro just released a new version of their insane Immerge light-field camera system for professional VR productions. The Immerge 2.0 features higher quality, a wider field of view, and much more... not that any of us mere mortals will ever touch one.

YI 360 VR camera can livestream in 4K, supports Vive and Rift headsets

After releasing a popular 4K action cam and an affordable mirrorless M43 camera, Chinese camera maker YI is diving into yet another market: 360° VR. Meet the YI 360 VR: a powerful little two-lens camera that can shoot and stream in 4K.

The Samsung 360 Round camera can capture 360° 4K 3D video at 30fps

The 360 Round uses eight horizontally positioned camera pairs and one upward-pointing single lens to capture and livestream panoramic 4K 3D content.

Detu launches F4 Plus professional grade 360-degree 8K VR cam

The F4 Plus can can capture 360° stills, videos and broadcast livestream footage at 8K resolution... that's 7680 x 3840 pixels!

Kodak PixPro Orbit360 4K VR camera now on sale in the US

The rugged, compact 360° action camera Kodak unveiled at Photokina in 2016, the Kodak PixPro Orbit 360, is finally available in the United States.

Manfrotto targets 360° VR creators with new range of accessories

Manfrotto has launched a new range of bases, booms, heads and dollys aimed at Virtual Reality content creators. The company claims to be the first to produce "dedicated products designed to support [VR] professionals and enthusiasts."

GoPro is testing its Fusion 360 VR camera with major broadcasters

GoPro has partnered with media organizations such as Fox Sports, the Golden State Warriors, USA Today and Getty Images to test the Fusion 360 VR camera.

Adobe acquires Mettle SkyBox suite of VR plug-ins

Adobe says that many of its users have been relying on SkyBox for VR editing and it therefore made sense to make the plug-ins available to all subscribers through Creative Cloud.

Lucid VR begins sales of its LucidCam 3D VR camera

The 3D VR camera launched through a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 goes on sale beginning June 26.

Playing a Super Mario Bros. level with Hololens is the best case for AR we've seen

Just a guy wearing a VR headset, smashing invisible Goombas in Central Park.

Yi announces development of 180 VR camera with Google

Later this year, a VR180 camera will be Joining Yi's Halo and 360 VR cameras, which will offer stereo 3D capture, yet be as easy to use and compact as a 2D camera.

Varjo '20/20' VR headset to offer 'human eye resolution' bionic display

While the Oculus Rift headset offers approximately 1.2MP for each eye, Varjo aims to far exceed that resolution at 70MP.

Ricoh R Development kit now shipping

The RICOH R Development Kit that was first shown to the public at Mobile World Congress this spring is now shipping and available to order for $499.

Opinion: 6 reasons why VR isn’t ready to succeed, and 1 reason why it will

Virtual reality has the potential to redefine the way we interact with digital imagery, but has struggled to gain traction with consumers. Why hasn't it succeeded, and what will it take to catch on?

Walmart will use VR headsets to prep employees for Black Friday madness
Matterport Pro2 3D Camera launches with 4K still image support and GPS

Designed to create 360-degree renderings of interiors, the Matterport Pro2 adds support for 4K-resolution 2D photography on top of its VR walkthrough and 3D functionality.

Go surfing in VR with Kelly Slater

What's it like to ride the waves with champion surfer Kelly Slater? This VR video from Teton Gravity Research gives you a taste.

Makers of the Panono 108MP 360-degree camera filing for bankruptcy

German media reports that the founders of the company behind the Panono 360-degree ball camera have filed for bankruptcy at a court in Berlin.

SID is a 3D camera that promises shake-free VR videos

The camera produces 'shake-free' footage with stereoscopic effects that can be adjusted with a mobile device during post-processing.

Ticketmaster shows you all the views at 110 venues

Ticketmaster's used 3D wireframe models and photos to show you exactly what you're getting, with the exception that you still don't know how tall or obnoxiously drunk your neighbors will be.

Google releases list of Street View-ready certified 360-degree cameras

The certified cameras can be used in conjunction with the Street View app to create content Google's Street View platform. 

VR at the Tribeca Film Festival

Artists and filmmakers at the Tribeca Film Festival offer differing views on whether virtual reality creates more or less 'empathy' in viewers than traditional film.

Take a VR tour of the White House with former President Obama

You don't have to win the Super Bowl to get an invite to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – just put on your VR goggles.

YI Technology announces consumer-level 360 live VR camera

The YI 360 VR is capable of capturing 360-degree spheric video footage in 5.7K resolution and at 30 frames per second. It also offers 4K instant in-device stitching and 2.5K live-streaming. Read more

GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera

GoPro has unveiled Fusion, a new pro-grade spherical camera capable of capturing regular and VR video at a 5.2K resolution. Read more

KeyMission 360 firmware update improves stability under iOS 10.2

Nikon has issued a firmware update for its KeyMission 360-degree action camera that improves compatibility with iOS devices. Read more

Insta360 Air 360-degree camera for Android quick review

The Insta360 Air is an Android device add-on that seamlessly connects to your phone and records 360-degree stills and video. For $130, it's an affordable and fuss-free introduction to 360 shooting. Read more

Insta360 Air turns Android phones into 360-degree VR Cameras, now available in US and Europe

The Insta360 Air camera, which attaches to an Android smartphone via a microUSB or USB Type-C port, turns your phone into a 360-degree VR camera. It's now available in the US and Europe. Read more

Ricoh R Development Kit 360 degree camera will be available for pre-order in May

Ricoh has announced the pre-order process for its Ricoh R Developer Kit and included full specs and pricing information. 

Huawei announces Honor VR 360-degree camera

At an event in Beijing Huawei has announced the release of a clip-on 360-degree camera for smartphones that will be developed by Insta360 and marketed under Huawei's sub-brand Honor. Read more

TwoEyes VR stereoscopic camera simulates human vision

Another VR camera has launched on Kickstarter, but this one does things a little differently: TwoEyes VR features two horizontally-oriented cameras spaced 65mm apart that record footage in a stereoscopic arrangement. Read more

The US Presidential Inauguration will be live-streamed in 360-degrees thanks to Nikon

If your invitation to the Presidential Inauguration got lost in the mail, you're in luck: USA Today will be live-streaming the event in 360-degrees thanks to some customized Nikon KeyMission 360s. Read more

VLC 3.0 technical preview launches with 360 video and photo support

Support for 360-degree video is coming to VLC 3.0. You can check out a technical preview now. Read more

PanoMoments cleverly adds the element of time to 360-degree images

PanoMoments' '360-degree living photos' are a kind of mashup between 360-degree images and Apple's Live Photos. Read more

Photokina 2016: 360 and VR Capture Roundup Video

Love it or hate it, VR and 360 capture is here to stay - at least it looks that way judging from the sheer volume of devices on display at Photokina 2016. Take a look at some of the standouts in our roundup video. Read more

HumanEyes Technologies shows off Vuze VR 360 degree 3D camera

The Vuze VR is currently the only consumer 360 degree camera that can record 4K footage in 3D. Read more

JK Imaging launches splash-proof Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 action camera

The Kodak PixPro 4KVR360 can easily switch between capturing standard 16:9 4K video or full 360-degree footage and comes with a splash-proof housing. Read more

Lytro Immerge VR footage showcased for the first time

Lytro has released a demonstration video showing off the capabilities of Immerge, its pro-grade VR rig. Read more

Google brings the National Parks to your living room with 360-virtual tours

Google has joined forces with the U.S. National Parks Service to make their centennial birthday celebration a bit more special by offering new VR and 360 video guided tours through some pretty amazing places. Read more

SpaceVR wants you to see the earth from space, in VR

SpaceVR is planning to launch a camera satellite into the orbit in order to transmit 360-degree VR video footage back to planet earth. Read more

Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera

While pricey, the Panono 360 camera is a beginner-friendly way to experiment with VR, producing excellent results with very little user input. Read more

Nico360 to be 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera

A Hong Kong-based startup is looking to fund production of Nico360, a waterproof 360-degree camera. Read more

Take a look around: traditional stills versus VR in Iceland

Recently, DPReview staffer Carey Rose took a personal trip to Iceland with the D810 in tow, while one of his travel buddies packed a Theta S along with his usual kit. Check out how the current state of accessible 360-degree stills capture compares to a good old-fashioned DSLR. Read more

Samsung Gear 360 camera costs $350 in US with limited availability at VidCon

Samsung has announced a limited launch for its Gear 360 camera, which was first revealed earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Read more

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