Harmonic to Showcase First Public Virtual Reality Demo With Native UHD Resolution at IBC2016
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Harmonic will also showcase its VR innovation alongside Viaccess-Orca through a new multiview app. Using space-related content from Harmonic on a Samsung Gear VR headset and leveraging Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player, the demo will simulate a live VR environment by providing synchronized, multiple perspectives for a richer VR experience.
Additionally, during IBC2016, Thierry Fautier, vice president, video strategy at Harmonic, will share his expertise on VR technology as a presenter at a conference session dedicated to new ideas in VR and 360-degree immersive media. His paper presentation, titled “VR Video Ecosystem for Live Distribution,” is slated for Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10:45 a.m. at the RAI.
Continuing its pioneering efforts on the VR front, Harmonic is also participating in the DVB Commercial Module Study Mission Group report on VR. The group’s main objective is to investigate the commercial case for VR technology. Based on findings, the DVB will then offer insight into commercial requirements, and consequent technical specifications, for distribution of VR content over broadcast or IP networks. Results of the study are expected to be published after IBC2016.
Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.