All we can say is that Microsoft is seriously on their game with Microsoft Hololens. You can't help but be impressed by these live-action videos. Even if the actual experience seen inside Hololens is a bit lower res compared to the stage show we are seeing here (and we aren't saying that it is), we can't help but feel excited by Hololens and its potential.
While there is a seemingly endless amount of enthusiasm for 360-degree cameras; especially cameras that can record in stereoscopic 3D, the availability of such tools is actually very rare. It's not just that most of the camera rigs are in continual development and are largely experimental, the tools needed to effectively cut and edit content like this is very processor intensive. For example, if it takes several hours of processing time to encode a regular video, imagine what it is to encode a film based on 14+ cameras or a full-resolution 360-degree solution?
“In the next ten years, [VR] is going to change how we do things and I want to be on the front edge with my program; what we are doing to bring those families in.” – Coach John Calibari, University of Kentucky
Bloomberg ran a special interview about the potential of virtual reality with proud ITA member Mary Spio, President of Next Galaxy Corp, and Coach John Calipari from the University of Kentucky. Very interesting!