by Mary Latvis ·Posted 02/08/2022
Realtors, contractors, and DIY homeowners now have a new tool for documenting existing spaces or updates to ongoing projects in 3D/360˚ form. Introducing the Axis Capture Assist Motor Mount―Matterport’s cost-effective capture option that uses your smartphone, opening the 3D “walk-through” virtual-tour process door to small/medium business owners, such as independent realtors, smaller retailers, and part-time vacation rental hosts. For larger enterprises, the Axis mount offers a
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 10/06/2021
It has been awhile since we announced a stereoscopic lens (and, yes, of course we sell them!), but this new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens will have Canon-toting creatives excited for the prospects of capturing 180° 3D imagery for virtual reality (VR) applications. This is Canon’s first product dedicated to VR capture and, according to Canon, “the world’s first interchangeable lens capable of enabling stereoscopic 3D 180° VR
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 08/09/2021
Today, Facebook announced upgraded versions of the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset that will feature new storage options and a new silicone facial cover. The upgraded Oculus Quest 2 will now feature a minimum of 128GB of internal storage, which is twice as much as the original 64GB minimum. 256GB remains the maximum amount of internal storage available. The new models will also include a new silicone facial covering. The updated
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 05/26/2021
In the span of a few short weeks, Oculus has released not one but two major software updates for the Oculus Quest 2. Firmware versions v28 and v29 unlock several new features and modes for the popular VR platform, including wireless PC streaming via Air Link, 120Hz support, and the new “Live Overlay” feature—just to name a few.
0 Views ·Posted 04/14/2021
Doug Guerra puts the HP Reverb G2 to the test in this hands-on review. This VR headset boasts 4320 x 2160 total resolution, dual 2.89" LCD screens, 90 Hz refresh rate, 114° field of view, and more. What are your thoughts on this virtual reality headset? Tell us about them or ask us questions in the Comments section, just below.
0 Views ·Posted 12/24/2020
Let’s take a trip to the virtual world of the Oculus Quest 2! The goal of the Quest 2 is to be your all-in-one virtual reality experience for VR gaming without cables or a PC (though you can connect to a PC using a single cable if needed). This VR headset boasts 1832 x 1920 resolution per eye, 6GB of RAM, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and more! Click 
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 11/30/2020
Recently, I was asked how the Oculus Quest 2 compares to the original. My answer was fairly straightforward: It’s better. Pressed for specifics on how and in what ways was it better, my reply was equally succinct: In every way. For anyone who’s familiar with the original Oculus Quest, hearing that its successor, the Oculus Quest 2, is superior in every way is noteworthy. After all, the Oculus Quest was both wildly popular and a major
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 09/16/2020
Today, at the Facebook Connect conference, Oculus, along with its parent company, Facebook, officially announced the Oculus Quest 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year's insanely popular Oculus Quest VR platform. Earlier this week, we caught a glimpse of the Quest 2 when a marketing video was accidentally leaked online. That glimpse suggested a new, more powerful chipset, higher per-eye resolution, and additional storage—all of which were confirmed at today's live
0 Views ·Posted 05/16/2020
Insta360 has streamlined the entire VR production process with their 360 cameras, from the palm-sized Insta360 ONE X to the cinematic standard 11K Insta360 Titan. In this workshop, Insta360 gives you a rundown on the fundamentals of VR.
by Eric Calvi ·Posted 04/06/2020
Designed for audio engineers, game sound-designers, AR/VR producers, and 3D audio pioneers, the new Spatial Mic from Voyage Audio is a professional second-order ambisonic VR microphone capable of single-wire connectivity to a computer or mobile device. Voyage Audio Spatial Mic Kit Ambisonic Microphone with
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 02/25/2020
Since its reemergence in 2012, the virtual reality (VR) market has experienced a significant amount of growth. Recently, the pace of that growth has accelerated, thanks in part to improved technologies, better content, and lower costs of equipment. However, despite its growing influence, VR remains, for many, a new and unfamiliar technology. To help educate those who might be interested in VR, we’ve put
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/31/2020
It's Winter Adventure Week here at B&H, a time to celebrate frosty feats and wintertime wonders. To make this week happen, several of our intrepid authors trekked into the icy elements, combing the cold countryside for action, adventure, and the occasional photo tip or two. However, we did have a few weather-averse writers (read:
by Cris Silvestri ·Posted 12/20/2019
When Oculus first started out as a company, three years before debuting the Oculus Rift S, founder Palmer Lucky had a vision that virtual reality (VR) was headed for integrated mainstream fame. To that end, he Kickstarted the Oculus Rift, one of the first head-mounted displays for VR. His production company Oculus would later make head-mounted displays (HMDs) for Samsung (the Samsung Gear), but the Oculus Rift was smartphone agnostic,
by Cris Silvestri ·Posted 12/20/2019
Looking to check out “VR”─ virtual reality─but don’t know where to begin? Say hello to the Oculus Go, the company’s entry-level offering for the holiday season. It’s the “light” version of their new, more advanced Oculus Rift S and
by Cris Silvestri ·Posted 12/20/2019
If you don't know about virtual reality and what it has to offer, you soon will. Virtual reality and VR entertainment is making a leap forward in the next decade, and that has a great deal to do with VR headsets such as the Oculus Quest—one of the best VR headsets to debut in recent years. Oculus is offering three headsets this holiday season: the entry-level