Virtual Reality Studio Session

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A chance to sample simple VR systems
By Edfringe16 - 17th Aug 2016

VRYou are presented with a VR headset (Samsung phone clipped into a frame), headphones, a list of the films and a one-side set of instructions. Sadly, the instructions, both written and given at the start, are insufficient to allow those unfamiliar with the technology to get into it; I've been a programmer since the late 60s, involved in many graphics systems and read the instructions but it still took me a while to work out my way around.

To be honest, like a lot of people, my eyes are different so I couldn't focus the system (most binoculars have a focus and adjustment for one lens) but even at the best focus the results were a bit blocky and fuzzy. Was it interesting? Well, as an idea yes, but the forefront of 3d VR is a lot further forward than this - we were looking at first generation consumer VR and I found it a disappointment. I watched all the videos, well, snippets of them, but left early.


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