Virtuality

Google is Creating a 3D VR Camera “From Scratch”

Ethan FoxMay 28th 2015
  • Two new job listing from Google seek a Hardware and Software Engineer for ‘Virtual Reality Camera Systems’. The very specific job listing makes it clear that Google intends to develop a VR camera from the ground up for recording 3D VR footage:
  • Other companies like Jaunt, NextVR, and Triggar VR are also creating VR cameras, but they are either for use in creating their own content, or for use by production companies, rather than intended for the consumer level.
  • It’s significant to hear that Google is specifically working on a stereoscopic 3D camera, as 3D is more complicated to capture but also more immersive than monoscopic 360 degree video.

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