December 14, 2017
New Virtual Reality (VR) Industry Guidelines and Standards Hope to Improve Content
“Standards are really important when it comes to emerging technology. This includes virtual reality. I’m not really close to that particular industry, but from what I know it seems there is some fragmentation. Interoperability across platforms would be really helpful, especially from the consumer perspective.”– Daniel Cawrey
“As virtual and augmented reality continue to evolve, the VRIF Guidelines serve two main purposes: first, to support end-to-end interoperability across the virtual reality ecosystem, from production to consumption, and second, to ensure a high quality user experience. As the industry moves towards standardized VR solutions, we are also cooperating closely with other industry organizations including MPEG, 3GPP, DVB, VR Society and ITU to facilitate technology integration for VRIF member companies and other related partners.”– Rob Koenen, President of the Virtual Reality Industry Forum.
Documentation of cross-industry interoperability points, based on ISO MPEG’s Omnidirectional Media Format (OMAF)
Best industry practices for production of VR360 content, with an emphasis on human factors such as motion sickness
Security considerations for VR360 streaming, including user privacy and content protection.
“VRIF is helping the video industry to create and support a thriving VR ecosystem. This technology represents an extremely promising and powerful opportunity, and it is imperative that we work together to create a powerful experience for users out of the gate. Beyond ensuring that the entire video ecosystem can collaborate to deliver compelling VR experiences, we must work together to effectively protect that content and enable monetization. At the VRIF, we are focused on all these various challenges and opportunities.”– Christian Egeler, Director of XR (Extended Reality) Product Development at Verizon.
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We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. These few years are the first steps towards a prosperous future. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on future trends.
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