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Ian Bickerstaff (Director of Immersive Video Technology, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)
Location: Room 24, North Hall
Date: Monday, March 19
Time: 1:20pm - 1:50pm
Topic: Entertainment VR/AR
Vault Recording: Video
Many VR videos offer the ability to look around in all directions, but are unable to respond to the subtle changes in the viewer’s position; they only present the view from one single point in space. This presentation tells the story of how the 'Joshua Bell VR Experience' was adapted to overcome this limitation for PlayStation VR, creating the illusion of full volumetric video without the complexity normally associated with the technique. It then shows how this technology can now be used to enhance a wide range of other VR content.
For the seated viewer, positionally tracked VR video is now achievable without requiring complex volumetric video capture systems. This should help to increase the quality and diversity of live action content available in VR.