Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Spherical display for virtual collaboration and...

20/02/2019

A spherical display that shows 3D images from two viewpoints has been developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and University of Saskatchewan.

Crystal is a ball-shaped VR display that uses calibration and graphics rendering techniques to create distortion-free 3D images that can be viewed from multiple angles currently by two users. Researchers expect to extend this to four shortly.

The 24-in (600mm) hollow ball-shaped display surface was custom-made to specifications in Ottawa. Four high-speed projectors and one camera used for creating the images, calibration and touch sensing were purchased off-the-shelf.

Sidney Fels [pictured right], an electrical and computer engineering professor at UBC,

said: When you look at our globe, the 3D illusion is rich and correct from any angle.

This allows two users to use the display to do some sort of collaborative task or enjoy a multiplayer game, while being in the same space. Its one of the very first spherical VR systems with this capability.

Researchers hope an eventual product could be used in teleconferencing and computer-aided design. Other applications include multiplayer virtual reality games, virtual surgery and VR-aided learning.

Ian Stavness [pctured below], a computer science professor at the University of Saskatchewan and a member of the research team, said: Imagine a remote user joining a meeting of local users. At either location you can have a Crystal globe, which is great for seeing peoples heads and faces in 3D

Or you can have a team of industrial designers in a room, perfecting a design with the help of VR and motion tracking technology.

Fels added: Were not saying that spherical VR will replace flat screens or headsets, but we think it can be a good option for VR activities where you still want to see and talk to other people - be it at home or in the office, for work or play.

We've seen multiview projection systems before, most notably in the form of Digital Projection's K HFR multi-view 3D projector demonstrated at ISE and Euclideon's hologram tables we discovered in 2017.
LINK: http://www.inavateonthenet.net/news/article/spherical-display-for-virt...
See more stories from teracue

Europe Stories

19/03/2019

SINET expands into residential market with Nokia's high-speed fiber to the home solution

Press Release Cambodias leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) for enterprise ...

19/03/2019

Bridge Technologies March Blog Post

Remote production: back where we started I think there is a world market for maybe five computers, famously said Thomas Watson, president of IBM. In fairness...

19/03/2019

Young classical stars profiled by Euroradio music exchange

Young classical stars profiled by Euroradio music exchange...

19/03/2019

Samplecraze: equalisation explained

21-video course aims to demystify EQ, with theoretical and practical examples Media > Book/eBook, DVD, Video/Film Samplecrazes 21-part EQ Masterclass is avai...

19/03/2019

FIA World Rally Championship Expands Coverage Capabilities Using LiveU HEVC Technologies Across 10 Events in 2019

FIA World Rally Championship Expands Coverage Capabilities Using LiveU HEVC Tech...

19/03/2019

Getting Behind the Scenes at 40-45 The Movie

Getting Behind the Scenes at 40-45 The Movie posted: 19/03/2019 Four of the technical partners - Fisheye, Painting with Light, PRG Belgium and WIcreations...

19/03/2019

An EDM DJ Held a Live Concert on Fortnite and 10 Million Attended. No, seriously.

An EDM DJ Held a Live Concert on Fortnite and 10 Million Attended. No, seriously...

19/03/2019

Lawo Showcases AES67 / ST2110 Audio Gateway At NAB2019

Lawo Showcases AES67 / ST2110 Audio Gateway At NAB2019 posted: 19/03/2019 Power Core, Lawo's versatile AoIP mixing engine and I/O node, has become eve...

19/03/2019

Radio Tlvision Suisse selects PHABRIX's Qx 12G test and measurement rasterizers for UHD signal testing

Radio T l vision Suisse selects PHABRIX's Qx 12G test and measurement raster...

19/03/2019

ZEPLAY Returns to 2019 NAB Show with More Powerful Server and Lower Price Point

ZEPLAY Returns to 2019 NAB Show with More Powerful Server and Lower Price Point posted: 19/03/2019 Instant replay innovator lowers system price, cuts serv...

19/03/2019

New Black Box Active Optical Cables Simplify Extension of UHD Video and Audio

New Black Box Active Optical Cables Simplify Extension of UHD Video and Audio posted: 19/03/2019 New Cable Range Installs Easily, Supports Extension of HD...

19/03/2019

d&b announces Greater China subsidiary

44 co-workers officially joined the newly established d&b audiotechnik Greater China Group, with a three-member advisory board being expanded. d&b Greater C...

19/03/2019

China factory raid seizes...

Photo credit: Shutterstock Fake Shure, Sennheiser, Yamaha and Harman audio products were seized in a police raid on a Chinese factory manufacturing the knock-...

19/03/2019

d&b audiotechnik appoints Christian Orcin as Spain...

Electroacoustic engineer, Christian Orcin has been appointed as managing director of d&b audiotechnik Spain Orcin has worked in the pro audio and AV industrie...

19/03/2019

Promethean launches installation certification programme

Technology provider, Promethean, has launched an interactive flat panel display (IFPD) installation certification programme for channel partners. The programm...

19/03/2019

Cleaner contacts from Stedman

PureConnect kits aim to reduce noise in studio and on stage Hardware > Accessory Stedmans PureConnect kits. The GP1 comes in a handy tin (top right) and has ...

19/03/2019

Music Expo confirms Miami lineup

Final list of speakers & seminar programme announced Place / Event > Conference, Seminar, Trade Show Just some of the speakers appearing at Music Expo Miami ...

19/03/2019

Esports reaches cultural tipping point' thanks to The Simpsons

Sundays episode featured Bart becoming addicted to esports Jenny Priestley 4 hours ago Sunday's episode featured Bart becoming addicted to esports ...

19/03/2019

AWS partners with Formula 1 on graphics

New Pit Strategy Battle analyses potential success of an undercut or overcut manoeuvre Jenny Priestley 5 hours ago New Pit Strategy Battle analyses poten...

19/03/2019

LiveU enhances FIA World Rally Championship coverage

Deployment includes three LU600 HEVC-equipped units with associated LiveU server technology and LiveU Central Dan Meier 4 hours ago Deployment includes t...

19/03/2019

Grass Valley delivers 4K UHD and HDR upgrades to NVP's OB fleet

NVPs OB4 and OB6 vehicles were equipped with Grass Valley's Kahuna 9600 production switcher Dan Meier 2 hours ago NVP's OB4 and OB6 vehicles were...

19/03/2019

Roper Technology acquires Foundry for 410 million

Foundry will remain an independent company Jenny Priestley 5 hours ago Foundry will remain an independent company target=_blank title=Share on LinkedIn...

19/03/2019

Virtual variety from Softube

Hardware emulation, modelling and sample-based synthesis all feature in latest plug-in offerings Software > Processor, Synthesizer, Virtual Instrument New vi...

19/03/2019

Fujifilm Spain grants the first 12 laboratories the Original Photo Paper Quality Certificate.

Fujifilm Spain grants the first 12 laboratories the Original Photo Paper Quality...

19/03/2019

Fujifilm realizes the largest hidden object photo in Switzerland

Fujifilm realizes the largest hidden object photo in Switzerland 05.03.2019 As part of photo19 - the largest photo exhibition in Switzerland - the team from ...

19/03/2019

Fujifilm Launches Sheetfed Inkjet Digital Press Jet Press 750S

Fujifilm Launches Sheetfed Inkjet Digital Press Jet Press 750S Achieves high image quality transcending that of offset printing and high-speed output of 3,600...

19/03/2019

Creating the first-ever catalogue on Original Photo Paper.

Creating the first-ever catalogue on Original Photo Paper. 15.03.2019 Who could have imagined an official catalogue, for a renowned museum, would be created ...

19/03/2019

Fujifilm wins the internationally prestigious iF Design Award with 20 products

Fujifilm wins the internationally prestigious iF Design Award with 20 products -Recognized for design excellence, advanced performance and superior operabilit...

19/03/2019

New GSMA Study: Mobile Significantly Advancing Economic and Development Goals in Tanzania

Mobile Added $2.5 Billion in Economic Value to Tanzania Economy in 2016 Dar es...

19/03/2019

Cameras at the ready: Light the Night'

From Supermoons to Solar Eclipses - Sony brings you the ultimate guide to immortalising the starry skies Don't miss the Top 5 astronomical moments of 2019...

19/03/2019

Beltelecom offers new software products for anti-virus protection

Beltelecom offers new software products for anti-virus protection 18.03.2019 Beltelecom expands the list of products as part of its anti-virus protection se...

18/03/2019

Billy O'Riordan Joins Brightcove as Senior Vice President, International Sales

BOSTON March 18, 2019 Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading provider o...

18/03/2019

Vodafone Idea signs next-generation LTE rollout deal with Nokia to improve coverage and deliver superior data experience

Nokias best-in-class equipment and professional services will be used to expand ...

18/03/2019

21ST CENTURY FOX AND DISNEY ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION ADJUSTMENT MULTIPLE IN CONNECTION WITH ACQUISITION AND EFFECT ON OUTSTANDING SHARES

NEW YORK, New York and BURBANK, Calif., March 18, 2019 - Twenty-First Century Fo...

18/03/2019

Broadcast Technical Services Relies on Clear-Com ProGrid Audio Network Solutions for 2019 RODEOHOUSTON

For the 27th consecutive year, Broadcast Technical Services' founder, CEO an...

18/03/2019

Invitation to press briefing - Ericsson Annual General Meeting 2019

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) invites the media to a press briefing prior to its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). President and CEO B rje Ekholm will give an overvi...

18/03/2019

TDC selects Ericsson for 5G and Ericsson Operations Engine managed services

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Danish service provider TDC to roll out nationwide commercial 5G, as part of a major network overhaul, and provide ...

18/03/2019

NAB 2019 Exhibitor preview

NAB 2019 Exhibitor preview March 18, 2019 Broadpeak Booth SU9221 The video streaming market continues to experience rapid growth. To take advantage of thes...

18/03/2019

Benjamin Ingrosso Takes Lionel Richie's All Night Long to the Club in New Spotify Singles

Spotify's studio at our Stockholm headquarters opened just a year ago, but w...

18/03/2019

Lawo Showcases AES67 / ST2110 Audio Gateway At NAB

Power Core, Lawo's versatile AoIP mixing engine and I/O node, has become even more powerful - thanks to new features and capabilities debuting at NAB 2019. ...

18/03/2019

NRG crew take on the TPI Awards 2019

NRG crew take on the TPI Awards 2019 posted: 18/03/2019 NRG crew members operating RoboSpots at TPI Awards 2019 Demonstrating the creativity and enthusias...

18/03/2019

NVP Optimizes OB Fleet for 4K UHD and HDR with Live Production Solutions from Grass Valley

NVP Optimizes OB Fleet for 4K UHD and HDR with Live Production Solutions from Gr...

18/03/2019

BroaMan/Optocore Fiber Stageboxes Help Streamline ATM System's New UHD OBVan

BroaMan/Optocore Fiber Stageboxes Help Streamline ATM Systems New UHD OBVan posted: 18/03/2019 4vision carry out installation for major Polish broadcast f...

18/03/2019

Globecast announces Globecast Live to bring any event to any screen

Globecast announces Globecast Live to bring any event to any screen posted: 18/03/2019 Paris, 18th March 2019 - Globecast, the global solutions provider f...

18/03/2019

Media regulation is out of date, warns BBC chair

Sir David Clementi to address the Oxford Media Convention Dan Meier 4 hours ago Sir David Clementi to address the Oxford Media Convention target=_blank...

18/03/2019

NBCUniversal and Sky join forces on global advertising solution

NBCUs Audience Studio and Skys AdSmart are combining under the AdSmart name Jenny Priestley 4 hours ago NBCU's Audience Studio and Sky's AdSmart ...

18/03/2019

Sky News broadcasts first under-the-sea bulletin

Investigates impact of plastic pollution and climate change in the Indian Ocean Dan Meier 5 hours ago Investigates impact of plastic pollution and climat...

18/03/2019

DiGiCo Wins Across The Board At The BRITs

DiGiCo consoles were specified throughout the entire 2019 BRIT Awards. Staged at the O2 Arena, the production acknowledges the best in musical talent and this y...

18/03/2019

New VSN NewsConnect to "produce news your way" at NAB 2019

New VSN NewsConnect to "produce news your way" at NAB 2019 El plugin HTML5 para NRCS garantiza la interoperabilidad y compatibilidad con la mayor a de las plat...