The Palace of Versailles: going behind the scenes of a VR production

Palace of Versailles: going behind the scenes of a VR production

Never a 3D model will replace the emotion of actually stepping into the monument, but the new app “VersaillesVR: The Palace is Yours”, gives users a new way to explore parts of the majestic place. A private virtual tour of the former home of French royalty, “VersaillesVR: The Palace is Yours”, is a tour that […]

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Review: can the Oculus Quest with Oculus Link become the Oculus Rift 2?

Review: Oculus Quest, the real Oculus Rift 2

The Oculus Quest Virtual Reality headset was born as a “no PC, no wires, no limits” solution to watch a variety of content, but soon it will offer both wired and wireless viewing, announced Oculus. When I started to write this review, the Oculus Quest was a wireless and portable VR headset, but somehow, while […]

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Westworld and The Walking Dead: VR experiences take you inside the TV series

Westworld and The Walking Dead: VR experiences take you inside the TV series

Westworld: Awakening, an official Westworld experience is now available in VR arcades, but also for Virtual Reality headsets. The Walking Dead Onslaught, based on the original series, arrives this Fall. Westworld: Awakening, an official Westworld experience created exclusively for VR is available now, and it’s a clear invitation to all those who can not wait […]

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Oculus Quill 2.0: an all-in-one tool for Virtual Reality animated stories

Oculus Quill 2.0: an all-in-one tool for VR animated stories

Born out of the creative needs of an Emmy-nominated VR film, the painting and animation tool Quill has reached version 2.0 and is now an end-to-end solution for making full VR-native animated stories. Oculus announced this month the release of Quill 2.0, the new version of its painting and animation tool launched in 2015. Born […]

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Review: Oculus Rift S, the most accessible PC VR headset for all

Review: Oculus Rift S, a PC VR headset for all

If you want to explore Virtual Reality using your PC, the Oculus Rift S is the most affordable solution available now. The latest patch has made it a stable headset that can only get better with time. A Virtual Reality headset has more uses than exploring virtual worlds. We’ve mentioned here at ProVideo Coalition some […]

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The Isle of the Dead: a mysterious painting comes alive in Virtual Reality

The Isle of the Dead

Winner of a VR Award at the Venice International Film Festival in 2018, and soon available on Steam, The Isle of the Dead, from French author Benjamin Nuel, is another step in the right direction for VR. Written by Benjamin Nuel and Clémence Madeleine-Perdrillat, produced by Oriane Hurard, a coproduction of the French cinematography company […]

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New VR headsets: an invitation to watch cinema on the big screen

VR headsets

Watching movies using a VR HMD is getting a boost with the new wave of Virtual Reality headsets coming from Valve, HP, Acer and other companies, some offering high resolution, all the way up to 4K. The immersive experience of watching a movie using a Virtual Reality headset is unique, despite some problems. One of […]

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The Great C: Philip K. Dick’s short story now available on mobile VR headsets

The Great C: Philip K. Dick’s short story makes it to mobile VR

Virtual Reality is good for movies, and the 37 minutes of The Great C show a cinematic virtual reality narrative that one year after its launch continues to be an outstanding example of what VR offers. Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story of the same name, The Great C is a cinematic virtual reality […]

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Varjo VR-1: the world’s first human eye-resolution VR headset costs $6000

Varjo VR-1, the world’s first human eye-resolution VR headset

In 2018 Varjo promised a revolutionary visual upgrade to cinematic mixed reality, but we may have to wait a little longer. The VR-1 now announced is designed for use in complex and demanding industries. Recently announced, Varjo’s first headset has a resolution of more than 60 pixels per degree, which is 20X+ higher than any […]

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Traveling While Black, a documentary in VR: trading pixels for emotions

Premiered at Sundance, Traveling While Black, directed by Roger Ross Williams, is a documentary  that does more than tell a story, it immerses the viewer in the narrative, thanks to Virtual Reality. Sundance Film Festival does suggest on the event’s website ways for people to follow the festival, which runs until February 3, from anywhere […]

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Feelreal: the sense of smell is coming to Virtual Reality movies

Feelreal: giving Virtual Reality movies the sense of smell

Virtual Reality immerses you both through sound and vision, and, to a certain extent, touch, but the sense of smell is still missing. Yet, it may soon be another option, when entering virtual worlds. Virtual Reality promises to make us discover this world and other worlds in unique ways. Now a company wants to take […]

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Age of Sail: setting the course for Virtual Reality narratives in the future

Age of Sail: setting the course for VR narratives in the future

As 2019 comes closer, some suggest VR is dead or about to die. Let me say that I believe it is only adjusting its course, and products as Age of Sail point to a viable and exciting way to tell immersive stories. Age of Sail, tells us the story of a sailor and a little […]

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Oculus Go: the new horizon in wireless-VR

Oculus Go: the new horizon in wireless-VR

More convenient to use, even for those wearing eyeglasses, the Oculus Go offers a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and does not need headphones, a smartphone or even a PC to immerse you in VR. All this for $199. Announced today as available around the world – in 23 countries – the first stand alone […]

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Samsung gives grants to indie filmmakers to create episodic VR content

Samsung gives grants to indie filmmakers to create episodic VR content

The pilot episodes for six original series launch today on Samsung VR Video service, along with the announcement of grants for a select set of indie filmmakers to create original VR episodes. Revealed at Tribeca Film Festival, which runs until April 29, in New York, the new Samsung initiative aims to advance the VR medium […]

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Tribeca Film Festival: a stage for Virtual Reality

Tribeca Film Festival: a stage for Virtual Reality

The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival continues its tradition of showing cutting-edge interactive storytelling. This year the Tribeca Immersive offers a new addition, a VR theater named Tribeca Cinema360. The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, has been the premier curator of cutting-edge interactive storytelling for more than a decade. As one of the first festivals […]

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