VR 360 Video Meetup meets Burda Bootcamp – It was all about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 360° Video. Thanks to Clarence Dadson we were allowed to give a lecture.
Traugott Emrich – Photogrammetry for VR for beginners
360° video technology is impressive. It lacks the ability to move physically in the virtual world. Photogrammetry gives us the possibility to visualize real places in 3D. For instance to visualize an office or to digitalize a warehouse. In other words, you can create an image of reality.
What is Photogrammetry?
Photogrammetry is a group of measuring and evaluation methods. Remote sensing to determine the spatial position or 3d shape of an object from photographs and precise measurement images.
Traugott Emrich https://www.aerofotografie.de/ gives an overview of the right entry into this exciting technology and how to achieve amazing results with a manageable budget.
COEZBAY GMBH – KanDao Obsidian 360 Camera – HandsOn
Cagatay Oezbay, https://www.coezbay.com founder of COEZBAY GMBH and consultant in the areas of Virtual-Reality and Real-Time Applications, will demonstrate the latest camera for stereoscopic 360-degree shots.
A standard 360 video is just a flat equirectangular video. Displayed on a sphere you can look around inside. Think of it like the face of a world map on a globe, but with VR your head is on the inside of the globe looking at the inner surface. As you move, the head tracking on your device moves with you, giving you that feeling like you are inside the scene.
However Stereoscopic 3D can add another level of immersion by adding depth data between the foreground and background. Your favorite 3D blockbuster movies usually shot with 2 lenses side by side. This way, each eye gets a different angle of view when watching. Like any production, this can look strange if poorly implemented, or absolutely amazing if done right.
With stereoscopic 3D in VR, that depth information has to be overlaid and mapped to sphere. Because of parallax between cameras, this can be challenging. Any minor flaws or “stitch seams” in the footage are magnified in 3D, and sometimes anomalies occur in different places per eye – which makes it uncomfortable to watch. Therefore Cagatay Oezbay will and can show you different HowTo’s to avoid the most common issues.
Clarance Dadson Design4real will bring the Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality VR Headset.
Here we go with some impressions of the VR 360 Video Meetup meets Burda Bootcamp event.
At this point it should also be mentioned that we were very impressed with the interior design of the BurdaStudios. The choice of murals was extremely creative and we also liked the impressive wooden wall right in the entrance area.
The physical well-being was also taken care of. Therefore both great sandwiches and drinks for every taste. As it is for Bavaria, good beer is also a must. Even though we personally abstained from drinking alcohol and unfortunately arrived with a full stomach.
All in all it was an extremely successful event. We especially liked the networking component. We were able to meet many old friends from the industry and got to know many new faces. Of course we are looking forward to the next event.