Immersive virtual reality is already a reality at the CES 2018


During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the technological giant Intel introduced its True VR virtual reality system, which promises a unique immersive experience.Can you imagine getting a firstperson perspective of a player at a baseball game or the main character of a movie in an action scene?

The company’s technology allows users to enjoy the image, in 360 degrees, from several different angles.To achieve this it is necessary to install cameras, for example, around the stadium where the sporting event will take place.

The system works through the denominated volumetric video which captures no only pixels, but also depth or volume datawhich provides a greater amount of information.This data is used to obtain new perspectives in the area of virtual reality.Intel is currently using its True VR platform in various sports venues but now announced an alliance with the 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic Games, to broadcast a total of 30 live and pre-recorded events.

Users will have the possibility to choose between three to six camera locations per event and switch between them whenever they want, access graphics and results within the images, view statistics in real time and classification tables, and listen to the natural sound as it is received by each camera.The content can be access in the USA. UU. through the NBC sports app, using the Samsung Gear VR or Google’s Daydream.

It is worth mentioning that the company’s CEO, Brian Krzanich, also announced the launch of a studioin partnership with Paramount Pictures. That will be dedicated to the production of volumetric content on a large scale and that will use True View technology.