At CES 2017, Intel announced a partnership with Hype VR to deliver high-fidelity video capture that allows viewers to move around a video scene as if they were there.


By now, most people are familiar with 360 videos which are sometimes called “VR” videos.  While users can look around in a 360 video, 360 videos limit the user to one specific location.  True VR allows a user to walk around the virtual environment.

At the Intel press conference, Intel demonstrated a true VR video that allowed viewers to walk around the video.  To enable members of the press to view the video, Intel setup individual Oculus Rift headsets for each person at the press conference.  The press then watched videos where they were able to walk around virtual environments, such as scenery in Vietnam.  The demo reportedly used 3GB of data per frame.

 

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