Fectar Studio: a CMS to open VR and AR content creation to the masses

Fectar Studio is a cross platform Content Management System for Augmented and Virtual Reality that was designed with simplicity in mind, and which can be managed without any technical skills. Trialled in the Netherlands throughout 2019, Fectar Studio is an innovative no-coding cross platform publishing solution that has been readily adopted by schools, universities and […]

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See Paramount Pictures 2D and 3D movies in VR with Bigscreen

See Paramount Pictures 2D and 3D pictures in VR with Bigscreen

Since the experience of watching Top Gun 3D in Bigscreen, in 2017, everyone knew it was coming. Now Paramount Pictures and Bigscreen have signed an agreement to distribute movies in Virtual Reality. Watching movies using a Virtual Reality headset is getting a boost with the new wave of Virtual Reality products that arrived to the […]

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Oculus Quest + Link review: an afterthought or marketing strategy?

Oculus Quest + Link: an afterthought or marketing strategy?

Oculus decision to add a cable to connect the Oculus Quest to a PC transformed the VR headset in the most versatile solution now available. For newcomers and others, right in time for Christmas. Somehow unexpectedly, after touting the Oculus Quest Virtual Reality headset as a “no PC, no wires, no limits” solution to watch […]

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Zylia introduces 53 microphones installation for Virtual Reality projects

Zylia introduces 53 microphones installation for Virtual Reality projects

Zylia’s test setup for 6 Degrees of Freedom audio (6DoF) is based on 53, 3rd order Ambisonics microphone arrays in five layers, to create a full immersion of the listeners. Zylia is introducing a six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) multi-level microphone arrays installation for navigable live recorded audio. The technology gives people the possibility to listen to a […]

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On-site VR and AR demos are some of the highlights at The Video Show

On-site VR and AR demos are some of the The Video Show highlights

Sony, Canon, AJA, and Nikon will exhibit their products at The Video Show, but VR and AR demonstrations and the chance to see a live streaming studio in action, are highlights of the show. The Video Show, which takes place December 4 and 5 the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the Nation’s Capital, promises […]

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The Video Show: more than 100 sessions exploring the future of the industry

The Video Show: 100 sessions exploring the future of the industry

Creating out-of-this-world video stories, and how AI can enhance video production are two of the themes on discussion at The Video Show, a must attend event for everyone working in video. With more than 100 sessions on nine presentation stages, as well as a dedicated screening room, demo areas and a streaming studio, The Video […]

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SMPTE Hollywood explores Deepfakes: creative promise and potential perils

SMPTE Hollywood explores Deepfakes and their use for nefarious purposes

The next SMPTE Hollywood Section meeting explores “deepfakes”, and how the emerging field of synthetic humans can be used for both entertainment and nefarious purposes. Under the title “Digital Humans and Deepfakes: Creative Promise and Peril”, the next SMPTE Hollywood Section meeting promises to be a memorable moment everyone should attend. The Hollywood Section of […]

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The 41st Telly Awards edition embraces Virtual Reality, 360 video, and AR

The 41st Telly Awards edition embraces VR, 360 video, and AR

The Telly Awards opened its annual call for entries, and this edition unveils the new suite of Immersive & Mixed Reality categories, which embrace media from Virtual Reality, 360 video, and AR. The 41st Telly Awards introduces new categories that signal the continued growth in creative approaches to the rising digital video production, storytelling, and […]

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SpaceBuzz: using Virtual Reality to create ambassadors of planet Earth

SpaceBuzz: using VR to create ambassadors of planet Earth

Out of 110 billion people who ever lived, fewer than 600 have seen Earth from space. The SpaceBuzz program wants to change that using Virtual Reality and a special built rocket. The SpaceBuzz rocket landed in Washington D.C. this week, aiming to create the next generation of ambassadors of planet Earth. The project was launched […]

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The Virtual Production Field Guide: your FREE pocket guide to VP techniques

The Virtual Production Field Guide: your FREE pocket guide to VP techniques

Written by Noah Kadner, The Virtual Production Field Guide is your FREE digital pocket guide, if you’re interested in or already producing projects using virtual production (VP) techniques. Get it now! The Virtual Production Field Guide v1.2, written by Noah Kadner and published in .pdf format by Epic Games, the company behind Unreal Engine, is […]

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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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Huawei VR Glass: an IMAX certified headset for video and games

Huawei VR Glass: a IMAX certified headset for video and games

Huawei announced its new Virtual Reality product, the Huawei VR Glass, revealed during the launch event of the new Mate 30 series smartphone, in China. It’s a $420 VR headset that weighs 166 grams! The new Virtual Reality headset from Huawei, named VR Glass, looks like a futuristic next-generation VR headset – or should we […]

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Oculus Media Studio: a new sharing content tool for immersive creators

Oculus Media Studio: the new tool for immersive creators

Creators of Virtual Reality content have different needs than creators of other content, including 360 video, so Oculus created the Oculus Media Studio, to help creators share their stories with the world. There is a growing number of content creators around the world who are  creating incredible immersive content to build communities and share stories. […]

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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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Adam Savage’s Tested VR: the production of a virtual journey for Oculus headsets

Adam Savage’s Tested VR is a FREE app that gives you a fantastic experience of what VR and VR180 can be, but it also served to test the VR180 camera rig assembled to shoot the 8 episodes. Inspired by Adam Savage’s Tested One Day Builds, Adam Savage’s Tested VR takes audiences on a journey inside […]

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