Session 15 – Future of VR Video is here: The First Complete System
Nonny De La Pena
Called the godmother of VR, and recently named by Time Magazine as being one of the country’s most influential technology professionals, Nonny De La Pena has been a writer and visual storyteller known for tackling tough, emotional and powerful subjects in her work. Halsey Minor is a co-founder of Salesforce and CNET, and is one of the most quoted visionaries in the technology and investment worlds. After founding and leading CNET, the first network devoted to technology, he sold the company to CBS for 1.8 billion dollars. Mr. Minor is now being closely watched for his involvement in VR and cryptocurrencies. We are privileged to have these two revered leaders in immersive technology to share with you where they believe the smart money is moving in 2019. TechCrunch – Jonathan Schieber is an Editor for Tech Crunch and a former senior reporter for Dow Jones covering venture capital and private equity investment from NY and Shanghai.
Session Discussion Topics: The Live Planet VR System is an end-to-end VR video platform that creates dramatically better stereo VR video than any other method. The platform is a complete system: camera, cloud and apps, that can deliver VR video live or recorded to all 360 and VR platforms (Gear, Playstation, HTC Vive, Oculus, Daydream, etc). The camera stitches perfectly in stereo in real time and the cloud provides viewport-based streaming, delivering perfect stereo VR all the way down to 2 Mbps.
While VR point solutions have been around for the last few years (largely focused on cameras and headsets), an immersive video has yet to take off because no one has focused on the full range of production and distribution challenges. It is impractical or impossible to easily capture perfect stereoscopic VR and distribute it either instantly for live purposes or readily record and store it for later use. Applications in media and beyond have been simply too hard to deliver.