NBA VR

Are you a big sports fan?

Soon the way that you watch sports could be improved thanks to the introduction of VR/360 technology to the industry.

The NBA is starting a new trend this season by introducing live VR viewing parties on their NBA League PASS. 26 games over the 2018-2019 season will be filmed and broadcasted in VR/360, allowing for people around the world to feel like they are right there in the arena.

VR is a versatile medium and is gaining momentum. Keep your eyes peeled, and you’ll see Virtual Reality technology finding its way into nearly every aspect of our culture.

#VR #VRsports #NBA #NBAleaguepass #NBAVR #immersive #welcometothefuture

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/16/nba-league-pass-shared-vr-viewing/

VR Vaccinations for Kids

For a lot of kids, getting pricked by a needle during their vaccinations is a stressful and painful experience. VR can help remove a lot of the pain and fear that they experience at the doctor’s office.

Watch this short video to see how pediatricians in Brazil have begun using VR to immerse kids into a fantasy world, distracting them from the vaccines as they are administered.

#VR #virtualreality #vaccine #distractiontherapy #VRtherapy #VRforkids #VRforGood #aNewWay #immersive #perspective #welcometothefuture

BroomX Demonstration in LA

Crosswater’s LA based Immersive Director, Russell Vargo, will be hosting a demonstration of the BROOMX Technologies‘ MK 360 Player, a first-of-its-kind Immersive VR/360 projector. This new projector turns your empty walls into a canvas for immersive media, and its practical uses are virtually limitless.
Russell will be demonstrating this breakthrough technology tomorrow, October 13th, at the LAVA art show, from 11am-6pm, located at the Creative Technology Center in Los Angeles. Special thanks to Director and Artist at Los Angeles Video Artists, Eddy Vajarakitipongse, for inviting Russell to showcase the BROOMX experience.
 
Crosswater is BROOMX’s exclusive North American sales representative. Let us help you tailor fit a virtual experience for your hospital room, event, trade show, classroom, therapy center, or waiting room! Contact us at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn for more information.
 
#BroomX #immersive #media #mediaproduction #360video #LA #LAEvent #technology #VR #360projection #VRproduction #welcometothefuture

Buffalo Seminary Marketing Piece

Members of Crosswater’s VR Team, Nancy Fernandez and Lauren Innes, join the Buffalo Seminary School’s Director Of Communications, Erin Kelly, as she reviews the final VR/360 “Day In the Life” project produced by Crosswater for their new student marketing campaign.

The project was a year in the making, capturing all the special events and experiences that are part of the private all-girls school daily life. The final version is a condensed 3:41 minute immersive experience targeting new students and families from beyond our borders. They come from as far as China, South America, and France, and will be looking at Buffalo Seminary as an option for their education and college preparatory curriculum.

https://www.buffaloseminary.org/

#VReducation #VRmarketing #VRschool #immersive #360video #VR #virtualreality #VRproduction #welcometothefuture

Spatial Audio in Music

Seeing live music always a great experience for music lovers, partly because the intimacy of acoustic sound in a room makes us feel the presence of the music more so than listening to a stereo recording.
Spatial Audio is evolving the way that producers create music and the way that we listen to music. New recording and mixing techniques reflect the way we receive sound in real life, creating intense and rich soundscapes you would experience if you were actually there.
Crosswater’s Audio Engineers have been dedicated to Spatial Audio for years, and are ready to incorporate these new and exciting methods into your mix. Tag a musician, and tell them to consult Crosswater about how these methods could be incorporated into their music!
#music #musicimmersion #mediaproduction #buffalo #sounddesign #spatialaudio #soundscape #musicproduction #composer #immersion #welcometothefuture

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/
#VR #oculus #facebook #virtualreality #VRheadset #360video #immersion #welcometothefuture

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.
#Jazz #livemusic #virtual #360video #spatialaudio #experience#virtualreality #VR #buffalo #saxophone #immersion#welcometothefuture

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/