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Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:21 pm
by TheHero

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:35 pm
by TheHero

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:42 pm
by TheHero
Speaking at the launch event in London, May said: "The reason I created the Owl was to recreate Victorian stereoscopy. People get fatigued very quickly with [other] VR devices, they get frustrated that they can't reach their phone to get to their controls and they get sweaty with the eyepieces so I quickly realised that, in some ways, this was a better way of viewing virtual reality.

"The great thing is that any smartphone will work in Owl. Most devices on the market only accept certain types of smartphone, so this is unique."



A sticky magnetic card allows any smartphone to be mounted into the viewer while leaving the phone's audio output free for connection with headphones or a home stereo to complement the 3D visuals.

This magnetic card can also be removed and used with other devices.

The high-grade polypropylene frame is fully collapsible and a slider allows users to adjust the focus to suit their preferred viewing angle.

During a demonstration, May showcased a specially-curated animation of Bohemian Rhapsody created by Google as well as a dinosaur-based virtual game.


http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/201 ... one-viewer

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Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:53 pm
by TheHero
We spoke to legendary Queen guitarist Brian May about his new Owl VR smartphone kit, his passion for 3D imagery, and where he thinks virtual reality is going.

Fresh off a Queen + Adam Lambert performance in Barcelona, legendary guitarist Brian May flew directly to London to launch his new virtual-reality viewer, the Owl stereoscope smartphone kit.

A long-time stereoscopy and 3D image enthusiast, Dr May – he attained an astrophysics doctorate from Imperial College London in 2007 – has an obvious passion for virtual reality and has developed the new equipment to allow anyone to turn their smartphone into a virtual-reality viewer.

"This was my dream. It's bringing Victorian technology into the 21st century – and the Victorians knew a thing or two," May told TrustedReviews.

The Owl stereo viewer was launched by May's London Stereoscopic society in 2009, and uses the Victorian technology of stereoscopy (simply combining two images shot from different angles to create one image with the illusion of depth) to allow users to view 3D images printed on cards.

Now, the smartphone kit, which uses the simple combination of a magnetic strip and slide-in card to adapt the Owl into a Google Cardboard-style VR viewer, has been unveiled.

The foldable device, complete with smartphone kit, will be available mid-Juneand will cost £25.

May explained why virtual reality was an obvious next step for his Owl project: "[Virtual reality] just came out of the woodwork. Suddenly it was there. It's surprising how ideas get kicked around for years and years in dark places and then suddenly they become visible and the public catches on."


And the Queen guitarist has plans beyond the Owl viewer when it comes to VR. That Barcelona gig which he rushed back from was filmed using a 360-degree camera rig – footage from which will be made available as a VR experience in the future.

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"I'm so excited about this because nobody has done it. This will be the first time that you have a virtual-reality trip continuously through a concert. It's not like flipping between cameras and positions. It's a continuous journey and a step that nobody's taken before."



Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/bria ... l6XZqZT.99

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:59 am
by Innuendoes
:shock: What can this mean, then? I can't even imagine this last part but it sounds out of this world!

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:54 pm
by TheHero
Innuendoes wrote::shock: What can this mean, then? I can't even imagine this last part but it sounds out of this world!



Like this : Grab the screen and turn the camera 360 degrees.
https://www.jauntvr.com/title/PaulMcCar ... LetDie.v12


To get a VR experience you will need a VR video too, and an OWL VR Kit or a VR kit strapped on to your head, like the Samsung kit: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/gear-vr/

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 7:47 am
by Innuendoes
TheHero wrote:
Innuendoes wrote::shock: What can this mean, then? I can't even imagine this last part but it sounds out of this world!



Like this : Grab the screen and turn the camera 360 degrees.
https://www.jauntvr.com/title/PaulMcCar ... LetDie.v12


To get a VR experience you will need a VR video too, and an OWL VR Kit or a VR kit strapped on to your head, like the Samsung kit: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/gear-vr/


100 bucks to watch 1 video? I don't think so!

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:42 pm
by TheHero
Innuendoes wrote:
TheHero wrote:
Innuendoes wrote::shock: What can this mean, then? I can't even imagine this last part but it sounds out of this world!



Like this : Grab the screen and turn the camera 360 degrees.
https://www.jauntvr.com/title/PaulMcCar ... LetDie.v12


To get a VR experience you will need a VR video too, and an OWL VR Kit or a VR kit strapped on to your head, like the Samsung kit: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/gear-vr/


100 bucks to watch 1 video? I don't think so!


Mark Zuckerberg and some others don't agree.. :o

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Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:44 pm
by TheHero
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Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 12:04 am
by Innuendoes
Innuendoes wrote:
TheHero wrote:
100 bucks to watch 1 video? I don't think so!


Mark Zuckerberg and some others don't agree.. :o

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Evidently, you have no clue what it means to be poor. If you have to wait to buy a spare bar of soap, you have no business in the world, buying this thing!

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:03 pm
by TheHero
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Hey. Has someone tried the brand new "Lite OWL" designed by Brian May ?

Looks practical. :) Only 4,5 £.

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:44 am
by Bea
You really don't need an OWL you just need to train your eyes, that way it doesn't cost a penny.

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:06 am
by fairydandy
I do wish Brian would shut the fuck up about this 3D nonsense. Every time I look at his site (and I try not to if I am honest) he is wittering on and on and bloody on about his tacky little OWL thing and every picture he posts is in duplicate...as if anyone gives a damn?

If he gets really bored, he could always talk about Queen, the reason that 99% of us visit his site, I expect. :roll:

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:13 pm
by TheHero
Bea wrote:You really don't need an OWL you just need to train your eyes, that way it doesn't cost a penny.


I dont like crosseyed viewing. Therefore I prefer parallelle viewing with lenses.

Re: Owl VR kit VS Google Cardboard

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:17 pm
by TheHero
fairydandy wrote:I do wish Brian would shut the fuck up about this 3D nonsense. Every time I look at his site (and I try not to if I am honest) he is wittering on and on and bloody on about his tacky little OWL thing and every picture he posts is in duplicate...as if anyone gives a damn?

If he gets really bored, he could always talk about Queen, the reason that 99% of us visit his site, I expect. :roll:



I find the 3D thing interesting actually. It has opened my eyes to a new "parallelle" universe that I did not have a clue about.