All you need to know about VR
Wondering what’s VR and why is everyone talking about it?
What do you think VR is?
Imagine you on a trip to the Himalayas with your friends. You are very excited to go and enjoy with your friends, So the next day you reach there and start climbing on the 2nd shortest hill filled with trees and a little ice on the top of those trees. You and your friends start walking and right after 20 minutes of walking and climbing that hill you feel so tired. You cannot feel your ankle. Your friends are giving you all the motivation but you are too tired to climb 6 more kilometres. You suddenly think it would have been so great if I had a virtual tour and a little glimpse of this trip before planning. You see this is where Virtual reality or VR comes in.
Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computers and devices to create an environment around you. You are transformed into a different environment and you are able to interact with 3D worlds. the computer is transformed into a gatekeeper to this artificial world.
But what is this useful for?
VR is being used at various places and for various purposes. Many tourism industries are implementing VR as a part of a tourism package so that you don’t have to go and regret making a trip to Ladakh or Himalayas.
Many of the schools are also using VR as a part of their curriculum. For example, flying schools are using VR to teach their students and potential pilots how to fly and operate a plane through Virtual Reality
How does it work?
All you need is a Smartphone and you can also join it through a VR headset. As you can see in the below picture Smartphones are capable of transforming you into a virtual world. You can find the VR options on YouTube and much more software, So the next time you want to plan a trip all you have to do is search it on YouTube and have a virtual tour.
Types of VR headset
Basically modern VR headset has 2 categories i.e Mobile headset and Tethered headset. On one hand a mobile headset does not give you accurate motion tracking but on the other hand, a tethered headset gives you proper motion tracking, Also there is always a cheaper option available. You can get a cardboard VR headset you are running on a Budget
What are some good VR and 360 cameras?
There are so many cameras available on the market like GoPro Max, Insta360 Pro 8k camera. Insta one, GoPro Fusion and there is a long list. You can find more about it on our website www.accordequips.com
Challenges of VR
Everything has its own challenges, isn’t it? VR can be very beautiful and fascinating but also has its own challenges. Like…
- The powerful machine needs to maintain a recommended frame rate of more than 90 fps.
- 25mbps! Netflix recommended bandwidth for streaming 4K 25 Mbps. (Will 5G solve this issue? Companies like Conduit aim to reduce the required bandwidth for streaming VR content in 4K.
- Cost and compatibility with other hardware, You know. It is not easy to buy good hardware which will give you a good experience.
- Since you are in a place where everything is virtual and most of the time it is difficult for us to understand from which side the voice is coming, Because of which it makes it a little bit unrealistic.
You do not worry, because we are here to help you. It has become very difficult to buy expensive cameras and gear for your 360 VR shoot and et Cetra. We at Accord Equips rent out all sorts of Camera, Lenses and Gear in a very budget-friendly manner. To know more visit our website www.accordequips.com
Isn’t it fascinating that you can literally experience, feel, touch and see almost anything just through a device and a screen? Well, that is how technology is my friend.
“Inventions are the most fascinating invention discovered by humankind ”