Save Google Photosphere

Back in 2012 Android phones offered the capability to shoot “photo spheres,” Google’s proprietary term for 360 interactive panoramic photos. This technology wasn’t actually anything new; Apple had already accomplished this feat with the release of QuickTime VR in 1994. But what was cool about photo spheres and what made them unique to Android devices… Read More

Kolor

Effective immediately Kolor, a leader in virtual reality and spherical media solutions that was acquired by GoPro in 2015, is closing. The announcement was made earlier today on the Kolor website followed by a Facebook post by Alexandre Jenny, former Kolor CEO / CTO, on his personal page. Kolor employees are moving on from GoPro… Read More

Congratulations to the IVRPA conference team! IVRPA Tokyo 2018 was a dynamic four-day conference filled with talks, workshops and demonstrations about 360º VR photographic and video imaging; it was an intense, inspiring concentration of the world’s experts in the field, sharing their knowledge and experiences. This was made possible by an enormous amount of work… Read More

Featured Experiences in the Virtual Reality Presentation Space at Tokyo 2018 : 700 Sharks (2 episodes) By Arte 360 VR / ARTE (France ) RHIZOMAT by  INVR / ARTE (Germany) UTURN By NativeVR (USA) As it is By 360 Labs (USA) Pandas By UTOVR & AirPano (China) ANICCA by INSTITUTE OF TIME / Ergin Sanal (Turkey) Hallelujah By Pacific VR and… Read More

NMathetalk Featuredimage - Nathalie Mathe

What’s Next for 360º Video? Over the last decade, Virtual Reality and 360º video techniques and content have progressed enormously yet somewhat side by side. This talk by Nathalie Mathe at the IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Conference examines how the separate trends of real-time interactive graphics (CG) and 360º video are converging in the near future… Read More

Augmented Filmmaking: Embedded Narratives and Experiential Environments Immersive media adds new opportunities and layers within content creation and filmmaking – exploring new storytelling techniques, nuances and interaction layers. The growth, expansion and overlap of immersive technology capabilities would mean that filmmaking will embed more interactive narratives across both mediums and environments. We can already see… Read More

Kolor Focus Group: Immersive Storytelling Workshop Be heard. Software experts Benjamin Baudel & Raphaël Roux from Kolor would like to listen to you and learn more about your usage and what you expect from a VR storytelling software tool at their workshop during IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Conference. All participants will get a little gift and… Read More

KANDAO - Ivy Guo

Kandao – Explore the Next-Gen Virtual Reality Imaging: From Stereo to Depth As virtual reality hits the masses, new ways of creating content immersive experience are being explored, by both on-field experienced creators to leading VR camera manufacturer. Being the developer of the renowned professional VR camera Obsidian, Kandao keeps finding solutions that remove technical… Read More

Présentation Sans Titre - Mohamed Marouene

FPE: First Person Emotion At the IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Conference Mohamed Marouene from SoWhen? will talk about how he used First Person Point of View to generate the emotion needed for their prevention campaign for the SNCF. at the IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Conference. He will discuss the challenges encountered: ∙ Creating the ExOZO their exoskeleton for… Read More

Featured Image (cover) - Nick Ivanov

Capturing 360° video from Drone Platforms – Workshop At the IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Conference, Nick Ivanov from Advanced Visuals Inc. will present a workshop and share some of his experience capturing and processing 360° video footage from drone platforms, including small UAVs that carry only conventional cameras. http://advancedvisuals.com/

From Description to Communication: Enhancing Interactivity in Virtual Reality Imaging Luca-Nicolò Vascon & Chiara Masiero Sgrinzatt will discuss using 360° highly interactive content to tell amazing stories, introduce users to immersive experiences, and involve them in the narrative through a path of discovery at the IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Conference. Four examples of enhanced interaction, four… Read More