The line between the real and virtual worlds continues to blur thus creating awe-inspiring experiences that not too long ago were only found in works of fiction. Whether through Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), or Mixed Reality (MR), individuals can break down the wall between reality and the imagination.
For most people, these technologies may still seem like they are too far off into the future to even think about but they have been around for quite a few years already with a deep history and rapid evolution.
Virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality all have similar challenges. Largely, these challenges come down to the generation of 3D content. They can require tight timing synchronization between image captures from multiple camera sources for an optimal experience. They can require excellent image quality under a variety of lighting conditions. Some applications must have images which are high resolution while still maintaining an appropriate frame rate. They can have camera setups which span large areas including stadiums so the simplest options are preferred for system installation and maintenance. They can require many more cameras to complete a system for an optimal experience. Lastly, as in most applications, cost can be an important factor.
How 10GigE and 25GigE cameras can address these issues
Emergent 10GigE and 25GigE cameras provide a few options to tightly control the timing synchronization between cameras. Emergent has extensive experience in synchronizing cameras using a variety of methods including PTP, hardware triggering, etc, and have been able to demonstrate microsecond accuracies with minimal effort.
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- History of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality
- How 10GigE and 25GigE cameras can address these issues
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