Altia System Launches the PanaCast 3D VR Kit: a VR Solution that Produces 3D Video in Real Time
Altia Systems, a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree and recipient of the 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award - today announced the PanaCast 3D VR Kit at the Intel Capital Global Summit. The PanaCast 3D VR Kit expands the PanaCast ecosystem portfolio, which includes PanaCast 2, the world’s first Panoramic-4K plug-and-play USB camera, and the PanaCast VR mode which allows for Panoramic-4K 2D immersive videos.
The PanaCast 3D VR kit brings immersive 3D experiences within reach of content creators interested in creating virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR)/mixed reality experiences through real-time interaction, i.e., rapid prototyping and experimentation to get the best possible effect. The fully stitched 3D video is available for instant viewing through almost all popular 3D players. It can be enjoyed on smart phones with the Google Cardboard head-mounted display (HMD) or other low-cost HMDs, as well as high-end HMDs. On an HMD, the experience resembles what one would see on an immersive, cinematic screen, in 3D and with a portable solution that consumers can take anywhere. The kit enables content creators to easily provide immersive, cinema-like 3D experiences to their audiences.
In August, the company announced availability of the VR mode for PanaCast 2 to enable outdoor or live-action 2D immersive content creation; the PanaCast 3D VR kit extends that capability to 3D 4K content creation. Head-mounted displays, one of the fastest growth segments in the technology industry, are expected to have revenues of $21 billion by 2020 according to a Gartner report. Altia Systems aims to help fuel growth in 3D immersive content, by enabling people to create, view and share their experiences from everyday life.