Archive for September 2014

What is the Meaning of IMU or Inertial Measurement Unit?

What is the meaning of IMU? IMU stands for Inertial Measurement Unit. This is the main component in the inertial navigation systems which are used in aircraft, watercraft, spacecraft and even guided missiles. Now, the usage has been extended to other consumer applications such as motion capture system, gaming, VFX, screen rotation, gesture recognition and navigation. In a virtual reality system, sometimes it will be used inside the controller to perform the motion tracking, sensing and capturing capabilities. For example, the Sixense STEM VR motion controller.

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Crescent Bay, the Latest Prototype VR Headset announced in Oculus Connect

Crescent Bay VR Headset
Crescent Bay, the Latest VR Headset from Oculus.

On 20th September 2014, Oculus VR announced their latest prototype VR headset during the Oculus Connect 2014 event. They named their latest baby, “Crescent Bay“. Is this the consumer version that we have waited for so long? Unfortunately, no. That’s why it is still a prototype but at this moment this is the best virtual reality headset they ever made.
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How the Ultimate Virtual Reality (VR) Experience Will Look Like?

This has keep me thinking for quite some time. How the ultimate virtual reality experience will look like? What is the most ideal VR capability we can have in this world? Is it the same like the one we watch in films like “The Matrix” or “The Thirteenth Floor“?

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NextVR Virtual Reality Digital Cinema Camera System for 360-Degree Video Content

NextVR Logo

Recently, NextVR announced their new product which they called “Virtual Reality Digital Camera System“. For your info, NextVR is a pioneer in immersive, high-definition virtual reality technology for live and recorded experiences. Previously, it was known as Next3D.

This advanced camera system from NextVR is for filming the ultra high definition, 360-degree 3D virtual reality video content for the mass market. It will definitely help movie makers, film producers and broadcasters to capture and produce HDVR (High-Definition Virtual Reality) content. I think this is a good time for content creator kind of product since lately we have been bombarded with various head-mounted display type of products.

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