New Oculus Headset

You may have missed that Facebook-owned Oculus, has announced its newest model of VR headset; The Oculus Quest.
This new model has similar functionality of desktop based headsets, but it does not require a fancy computer and it does not have any cumbersome wires!
 
Slated to hit the market in the spring of 2019 for the price of $399, this will be the most accessible VR headset to date.
To read more about the industry’s first impressions, follow the link –> https://uploadvr.com/oculus-quest-oc5-impressions-vr/
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BroomX

Would you like to experience VR/360 without the headset? You can!!

Turn your walls into a canvas for immersive content. With BroomX’s MK Player 360! Crosswater can introduce these projected immersive experiences to a group, or individuals. The “where” is only limited by your imagination!

Display BroomX’s virtual experience in your hospital room, at your event, your trade show, your classroom, your therapy center, or your waiting room!

Want to learn more about how you can start engaging others in this unique 360 projection experience? Contact us at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn, and let’s see how we can tailor fit your needs!

#BroomX #immersive #media #mediaproduction #360 #VR #360projection #VRproduction #welcometothefuture

VR Healthcare

“The intersection between emerging tech and surgery is a topic of high interest.”

Today, the VR and AR healthcare industry is nearly a billion dollar industry, but according to Grand View Research, it will skyrocket to a $5.1 billion industry by 2025. Crosswater is dedicated to innovating new solutions to help doctors and their patients.

Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to learn how VR is beneficial to the healthcare industry.

#VR #virtualreality #VRmedical #possibilities #perspective #training #learning #comfort #immersive #VRproduction #buffalo #360video #welcometothefuture

https://www.mobihealthnews.com/content/ar-vr-and-specialized-surgeons-are-advancing-surgery-and-patient-safety

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 10: Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge looks through a dual console of the da Vinci robot while lead surgeon Vin Paleri (unseen) performs a minimally invasive robotic assisted tongue base hemiglossectomy surgery with patient Anne White, 67, during his visit to The Royal Marsden Hospital on January 10, 2018 in London, England. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge was visiting the hospital to view two pioneering robotic surgeries. (Photo by: Daniel Leal-Olivas – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Jazz VR/360 Experience

Take a break from reality and enjoy this virtual jazz VR/360 experience!
The Bobby Militello Quartet performs the Bobby Jones tune, “Straight Ahead.”
This virtual experience was made possible by the Buffalo State Music Department with their beautiful Louis P Ciminelli Recital Hall, and by the Buffalo Jazz Collective along with all of the world class musicians who work with them.
The VR/360 experience was recorded by a GoPro OmniPro camera rig, and spatial audio was captured on a Sennheiser Ambisonic microphone.
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Oculus Quest

The next iteration of Oculus’ VR headset has been introduced by Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

The new model will combine the benefits of existing VR headsets and minimize the negative aspects that are common complaints. Oculus Quest will be wireless and will not require a powerful PC to operate, but it will still hold the same gaming functions that VR users enjoy by using the Oculus Rift.

Exciting new developments in VR technology will continue over the coming years, propelling the industry further and further into mainstream success. The Oculus Quest is expected to be released in spring of 2019.

#Oculus #facebook #oculusquest #VR #Virtualreality #immersive #wireless #VRgaming #VRproduction #welcometothefuture

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/26/oculus-quest-hands-on/

Spatial Audio

What’s all the buzz in the media production community? Spatial Audio! Spatial Audio is audio captured by a special, ambisonic microphone and is processed by audio encoders designed to create a 360 soundscape that interacts with immersive VR/360 experiences. A wide array of ambisonic microphones have been introduced recently, which speaks to the industry’s commitment to spatial audio’s role in enhancing immersive experiences.

As longtime users of the Ambeo and Hear360 products, Crosswater’s talented immersive VR/360 audio engineers have become very familiar with recording and mixing tactics, and are excited to collaborate on your immersive projects.
Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to learn how VR/360 experiences may be enhanced by spatial audio.
#mediaproduction #buffalo #sounddesign #spatialaudio #soundscape #VR #virtualreality #360video #experience #welcometothefuture

Join our Facebook Group!

Are you interested in learning more about how Immersive media can benefit you? Do you have any experience with immersive media that you’d like to share with others? Crosswater is interested in your ideas, and we hope you’ll consider joining our new Facebook Group!

We believe that creative collaboration is the key to everyone’s success, that’s why we have created this Facebook group forum. Exchange ideas and objectives, ask and answer questions, and pursue curiosities about VR/360 production with Crosswater’s talented producers and other advocates of immersive media. Topics include 360 filming, Spatial audio, Unity Development, AI, AR, XR, Analytics, Gaming, Volumetric video, Haptics, and any other relevant component that contributes to a fulfilling immersive experience.

Click the link below and join, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us should any questions arise!
We thank you in advance for participating in our VR/360 Community!
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VR Training

Virtual Reality has been adopted by many different industries for many different purposes. One of the most common purposes for Immersive VR/360 Media is it’s use in job training.
The manufacturing industry has seen a large drop-off in skilled workers. They have been searching for innovative training methods to prepare prospective employees for their jobs quickly, safely, and cost-effectively.
VR education meets all of these criteria, as well as providing the viewer with “the ability to experience real-life situations otherwise not available through traditional classroom settings.”
All of these reasons are why manufacturing companies are beginning to employ VR training and education.
Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to learn how VR training may be beneficial for your business or organization.
#VR #virtualreality #VRtraining #possibilities #perspective #training #learning #jobsafety #immersive #VRproduction #buffalo #360video #welcometothefuture

VR/360 Water Lantern Festival

Crosswater’s VR/360 producers attended the Water Lantern Festival at the Outer Harbor in Buffalo.

The Water Lantern Festival is a traveling event that stops in many cities to create a uniquely emotional and loving atmosphere where people can write down some hopes and dreams, or letters to loved ones, and then send them out into the water.

Immerse yourself into this beautiful landscape on the water in Buffalo, and take in all of the beauty that this festival offers.

#waterlantern #VR #Virtualreality #360video #immersion #buffalo #VRproduction #mediaproduction #emotional #experience #welcometothefuture

 

VR Training

Slowly but surely, the practical uses of VR are pushing it further into the mainstream.

This article focuses on how VR is being utilized by construction workers for job training, and how that is improving their safety conditions on the job.

The possibilities are endless, and are not limited to only construction. Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to learn how VR training may be beneficial for your business or organization.

#VR #virtualreality #VRtraining #possibilities #perspective #training #learning #jobsafety #immersive #VRproduction #buffalo #360video #welcometothefuture

https://www.constructiondive.com/news/real-results-from-virtual-reality-safer-jobsites/532515/