VR making headlines in Broadcasting
At Trident, we are very interested in the ever-evolving world of VR and how it is being used within everyday life. It seems that it is becoming ever more popular in the world of broadcasting.
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea was the first Olympic games to be filmed in 360 VR video. The BBC has also announced that they will be experimenting with new ways of delivering TV coverage of live events including Virtual Reality technology, with the Oculus Rift headset used to view 360-degree videos and 3D audio.
Other innovative ways that audiences experience live events will also be unveiled including an “augmented video player”, which can overlay interesting data about the athlete or sport directly on screen as well as the “venue explorer”, which allows viewers to watch live video feeds on their tablet and then zoom into the images and pan around. Viewers do not experience any loss of image resolution due to a fixed, wide-angled camera supplying UHD videos from venues.
VR Sport is a big growing market, with several holes on the PGA tour, weekly games in the NBA league, the NFL Super Bowl, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and many other major sports being shown in VR either in whole or in highlights.
We are sure that this will be a fast developing market and we look forward to seeing where the technology will take us.