A new kind of immersive video experience compatible with standard television screens and projectors is being unveiled at the British Film Institute on Sunday, as part of the Sci-Fi London Festival.
Described as a kind of visual equivalent of “surround sound”, it has been developed by BBC Research & Development, who used the technology for the animation film Kill Mode, which is being premiered.
Alia Sheikh, director of BBC R&D Production Labs, explained how the technology works.
Immersive video is a concept that technology companies have experimented with, finding varying levels of success.
Microsoft has confirmed it is working on a form of immersive video for gaming, which it calls IllumiRoom – it uses the Kinect camera and a projector to extend graphics beyond the television screen – but there yet is no clear indication of when it might go on sale.
Source BBC News