Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom

 On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s CTO showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market. The x24, with 24 cameras, and its little brother the x6, with six cameras, can each capture in six degrees of freedom for more immersive 360 content. Facebook plans to license the designs of the two cameras to… Read More

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Real-time motion capture system from Disney Research uses as few sensors as possible

runningman Serious motion capture setups often involve dozens of optical markers, inertial sensors or both, making them a pain to set up and tear down, and producing a ton of data. This Disney Research project produces high-quality results from just a handful of sensors by making some smart assumptions about how the body works. Read More

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Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

razer ripsaw Razer’s Ripsaw is far from the first game capture card, but it leapfrogs the competition nicely and takes aim at a growing population of streamers who are willing to pay good money for an easily set up solution with industrial-strength capabilities. Read More

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The Eora 3D Scanner Can Capture The Very Soul Of An Object

1d05e283773f26ef6c112f6f46e96015_original Primitive cultures like my family believe that 3D scanning steals the essence of a person which is why we do not allow binocular vision in my home. The Eora 3D scanner, however, is allowed because it takes 3D scans using a device that is surprisingly simple yet exceedingly complex and only uses one camera. Created by Rahul Koduri and Asfand Khan of Sydney, Australia the project came about… Read More

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Emergent VR, A Smartphone-Based VR Video Capture And Viewing Startup, Raises $2.2 Million

EmergentTeam Emergent VR, a startup that promises full video capture for virtual reality headsets like the Gear VR, has raised $ 2.2 million from Accel Partners, Rothenberg Ventures and Google Ventures. Emergent VR’s play is that it can build a simpler experience for users who want to capture video that can be viewed through VR devices. The three Emergent VR demos Wilkins showed me indicated that… Read More

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