Las Vegas, NV—Humaneyes Technologies announced March 7, 2017 as the first availability of their 3D, 360º VR Vuze camera as well as its purpose-built VR Studio software. Humaneyes is a pioneer in the development of 3D modeling as well as virtual reality (VR) solutions. The company is demonstrating the Vuze in the LVCC, South Hall 2, at booth #26408.
Humaneyes added advanced 3D audio capabilities to the its VR Studio software. The company also partnered with WakingApp involving its ENTiTi AR/VR Creator. As a result, it provides easy-to-use virtual and augmented reality (AR) editing capabilities for nonprogrammers. The combination of technologies provides an end-to-end ecosystem for the creation and sharing of 3D VR content.
Humaneyes VR Studio software uses the Vuze’s four spatially offset microphones to provide advanced 3D audio modeling. Said to be it first consumer use, the solution enables virtual placement of sound anywhere in 3D space. “This creates the perception of real source direction, distance, depth and also movement relative to the listener.”
Furthermore, 3D audio recreates the auditory ambiance of the environment, to create an immersive audio experience.
“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, 360º VR experiences, complete with advanced 3D audio and AR integration, without having to learn complicated computer programming languages.
Humaneyes believes that when watching 360º video in a VR headset, a flat, two-dimensional experience simply isn’t enough. True VR requires 3D, 360º, which is made possible through the Humaneyes ecosystem, marking a paradigm shift in the industry, added Malcolm.
An honoree in the 2017 CES Innovation Awards and winner of the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, the Vuze camera is the first prosumer VR camera with a consumer-ready price tag. The Vuze uses advanced 3D, 360º capture technology, eight Full HD cameras and a “set and shoot” form factor to generate 4K-per-eye resolution in an MPEG-4 3D, 360° VR video format.
Its set-and-shoot design quickly integrates with the supplied Studio software’s single-click interface. This provides near-real-time processing (one minute of processing for one minute of footage). Furthermore, no rigs are needed.
VR Studio software’s algorithms automatically engage sophisticated processing and editing functions. They include camera calibration, vignette correction, fisheye and perspective control, white balance and exposure adjustment as well as stereo alignment for consistent parallax. Working with the hardware, the Humaneyes VR Studio software, at a touch of a button, assembles a VR experience.
Providing more utility and creative interaction with VR content, Humaneyes VR Studio will also incorporate ENTiTi. ENTiTi is WakingApp’s DIY virtual and augmented reality creation tool. ENTiTi is designed to provide the ability to create rich, multilayer and interactive VR content that can be integrated with 3D, 360º footage shot with the Vuze. Additionally, ENTiTi Creator uses a drag-and-drop interface and cloud-based system. This allows nonprogrammers to add 3D objects, video, sound and also pictures into Humaneyes VR Studio and publish it instantly.
“The partnership and new capabilities we announced here 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, 360º VR content. The goal is to put true VR creation within reach of prosumers and consumers alike,” added Malcolm.
Humaneyes’ Vuze, which is small enough to fit in most pants pockets, will be priced at $799.95. humaneyes.com