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“What kind of video footage can we best rehash for digital 3D reconstruction?” – that’s one of the main questions we’ve been exploring in the V4Design project. Our aim is to train innovative photogrammetry algorithms, i.e.: to automatically turn multi-perspective 2D video shots of an object (e.g. an iconic building) into a decent 3D version of that thing. Over the course of the project, we’ve evaluated all kinds of archived footage. Initial results were disappointing, but once we started looking for material in the right place, we actually discovered a very promising approach.
DateWednesday, June 24th, 2020
Wouldn’t it be great to experience the Beatles play their first Hamburg gig from the perspective of a fan who danced in the front row? Or witness the fall of the Berlin Wall in a truly immersive way? The bad news: That’s still kind of tricky. The good news: It’s not impossible, and the V4Design consortium has been working on technical solutions for a full year now.
DateTuesday, February 26th, 2019
DateWednesday, February 7th, 2018
Another year in the world of digital media research and news innovation is coming to an end — and those of us still at the office decided to look back on personal highlights. Here’s what seemed important in 2017.
DateThursday, December 28th, 2017
Tagsalexa, Amnesty International, blockchain, bloomen, cpn, czech radio, EBU, euBusinessGraph, Fader, global media forum, guardian mobile lab, newsstream, truly media, verification, VR
Dreaming of a VR Christmas: Fader project and network of media enthusiasts launch immersive advent calendar
Update 13/12: To make sure #VRcalendar still runs on standard mobile devices and with slower internet connections, we decided to split it. There are now two parts (= two different links) with 12 windows each:
Part 1 covers December 1st – 12th (original link).
Part 2 covers December 13th – 24th (new link).
In the scope of the DNI project “Fader”, partners Vragments, DW Innovation, Euronews, and numerous members of the international VR community, most notably VR/AR expo organizers DIGILITY, launch their first VR/360 advent calendar today. The experimental Xmas experience will eventually feature 24 immersive stories/scenes and can be viewed on a wide range of devices.
DateFriday, December 1st, 2017
No worries: The summer break is long over. It only took us a while to write a thorough Fader update post. Because everybody in the consortium (DW Innovation, Euronews, Vragments) has been really busy.
We – or more precisely: the alpha geeks among us — gave the editor/platform a couple of cool new features. We also attended and/or hosted several interesting VR/360 events in the last couple of months. And we made sure Fader won’t run out of fresh content anytime soon.
Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve achieved since the beginning of August.
DateWednesday, October 25th, 2017
When? September 11th – 15th (Pop-up Week), September 22nd (Conference)
What is it?
VR Pop-up Week = seven days full of virtual reality madness in the heart of Kreuzberg. There will be (spontaneous) workshops, showcases, beer, and nerd talk. VR Pop-up Week is very informal and free of charge. This is a VR playground.
VR Conference = a one day event that brings together all kinds of VR enthusiasts (journalists, storytellers, media innovators, techies) to share experiences and seek inspiration. This is much more structured and focused, and you will need to purchase a ticket.
DateThursday, September 7th, 2017
When: August 16th & 17th
What is it?
INTERACTIVE Festival is an interesting mix of talks, sessions, and workshops focusing on “trends and ideas in the digital sphere”, or more specifically: “their potential as well as their potential consequences.
DateMonday, August 14th, 2017
When?: July 5-6
Where?: Cologne, Germany
What is it?
Digility is a conference and expo that aims to cover “all topics fusing digital content with reality” and “the whole value chain of virtual and augmented reality”.
DateMonday, July 3rd, 2017
Beta testing digital tools is fun. Beta testing digital tools can also be strenuous, which is why most beta testers stick to a testing schedule and rarely add new work packages. However, much to our delight, our colleague Ole Krogsgaard at Euronews did exactly that: After significantly contributing to the scheduled Fader VR story on the French election launched by Euronews and Vragments last month, he decided that the VR/360 platform our consortium is trying to build should also play a part in his next project. So he took a collection of Euronews 360 footage on the effects of climate change in Europe — and turned it into a Fader story. Because “it just made sense.”
DateFriday, June 16th, 2017