Those who attend CES each year expect to be blown away with far more than just your basic electronics as the biggest names—and many, many innovators from around the world—exhibit the latest in technology. For 2017, as the famed convention marks its 50th year in Las Vegas from January 5-8, visitors will undoubtedly be given a glimpse into the future of 3D printing and many other related technologies.
With over 850 exhibits to check out this year, if you are attending the convention, there certainly won’t be a dull moment—or a lack of new products and announcements coming from companies such as Humaneyes Technologies, known as pioneers in not just 3D modeling but also virtual reality solutions.
At CES, Humaneyes has announced that on March 7 they will be releasing their Vuze camera, which was first unveiled at CES last year, and accompanying purpose-built VR Studio software. Along with this release come two new partnerships with:
- VisiSonics – adding advanced 3D audio capabilities to the Humaneyes VR Studio software
- WakingApp and its ENTiTi AR/VR creator – offering user friendly VR and AR editing capabilities for non-programmers
Founded in 2000, Humaneyes has over 70 patents in fields associated with the 3D industry. The company, headquartered at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has put two years of R&D into the Vuze camera—already voted an honoree in the 2017 CES Innovation Awards and winner of the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award.
“The influx of user generated VR content, made possible by the Vuze camera, will stimulate adoption of VR headsets across the industry,” said Jim Malcolm, General Manager of Humaneyes Technologies. “These new owners of VR headsets can now create immersive 3D-360 VR experiences, complete with advanced 3D audio and AR integration, without having to learn complicated computer programming languages.”
The Vuze is a ‘prosumer VR camera’ that Humaneyes states will also have a ‘consumer-ready pricetag’ at $799.95. It features eight full HD cameras, along with set and shoot technology, and offers a lightweight design that is compact enough for the user to fit into a pocket. The need for cumbersome rigs or other equipment is eliminated too.
Users will be able to use the VisiSonics audio capabilities to translate Vuze microphone recordings into ambisonics—a comprehensive method for creating surround sound where the user is completely immersed in both audio and visual. The VR Studio software allows the user to process and edit their work with the following functions:
- Camera calibration
- Vignette correction
- Fisheye and perspective control
- White balance and exposure adjustment
- Stereo alignment for consistent parallax
With ENTiTi, WakingApp’s DIY Virtual & Augmented reality creation tools, users can look forward to integrating interactive VR content with the Vuze camera. ENTiTi Creator allows users to add 3D objects, video, sound and pictures into the Humaneyes VR studio. It can then be published right away.
“The partnership and new capabilities we have announced at CES are just the beginning of an ever expanding VR ecosystem. Throughout 2017, we will announce new capabilities and services designed to democratize the creation and sharing of 3D-360 VR content, putting true VR creation within reach of prosumers and consumers alike,” said Malcolm.
Full technical specs of the Vuze camera and Humaneyes VR Studio software studio can be seen here, with further examples of content created by the Vuze camera available here. Visit Humaneyes Technologies at CES in Las Vegas at LVCC, South Hall 2, booth #26408 and check out demonstrations of the Vuze camera and its 3D RealSpace audio capabilities. Further information regarding the WakingApp and VisiSonics partnerships will be available too. Discuss in the Vuze forum at 3DPB.com.
[Source / Images provided to 3DPrint.com: Humaneyes Technologies]
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