WE STREAM REALITY

FOCAL POINT VR – LIVE VIRTUAL REALITY VIDEO STREAMING PLATFORM

VR LIVESTREAM

Virtual Reality offers an entirely new way of experiencing live events. This emerging technology along with ability to stream live stereo 360° content, has the ability to create a ‘teleport’ like experience – giving the remote view a feeling of being truly present at the event.

HIGH QUALITY CAMERA TO PLAYER INTEGRATED VR LIVESTREAM PLATFORM

Focal Point VR has developed a high quality 360 live streaming platform. Using a mixture of
commercially available and proprietary technology we can live stream 360° VR video from anywhere
with broadband or 4G mobile.

Our custom VR player is available on all the major VR platforms and headsets.

VR camera

Mini EYE™ professional-grade live 360⁰ rig based on Black Magic micro studio cameras.

Full spherical 360⁰ broadcast quality rig:
– 6k stitched output
– 10 bit resolution
– No zenith or nadir hole

VR video processor

Live stitch

Region of interest optimisation
– up to 6k focal point resolution
– 3->5x data reduction

Live edit suite

– Colour grade / Sharpness / GFX
– 360⁰ Ads / interstitials

Optimised realtime encoder

YouTube 360 stream option

Livestream cloud service

– Real-Time Audio and Video Transcoding
– Multibitrate Streaming
– Cloud record / store / VOD

– YouTube 360 option

VR video player

Full HMD support:
– Gear VR
– Android/iOS cardboard
– PC (Oculus Rift / HTC Vive)
– PlayStation VR

HTML5 player
– 360 pan/touch/mouse control
– VR headset mode

Player Features
– Fully cross platform with gaze control
– 4k and beyond resolution
– Spatialized Audio
– Multi camera view streams
– Full Analytics
– Shared experience [beta]

VR VIDEO PRODUCTION

Focal Point VR also provides complementary VR video production and development services

Film

We can shoot stereo or mono 360° video on location and process it to create a variety of video formats suitable for playback on VR headsets, browsers and mobile devices.

We use a variety of camera hardware ranging from 2 to 12 camera rigs.

Post

We have a proven refined VR and 360 post production pipeline based on a mixture of industry standard reference and proprietary tools.
We can deliver video in native video formats, via YouTube, HTML5 or wrapped in a custom app.

Development

We build VR applications for mobile and PC VR headsets including Gear VR, Oculus, Cardboard and VIVE.

Our development team comes from the video games industry and has decades of experience creating projects ranging from simple mobile applications through to complex interactive experiences.

R&D

A great VR experience immerses the viewer in the virtual environment, creating a perception of being physically present in the virtual world. When experienced through a VR headset this can produce a visceral feeling of really ‘being there’ known as Presence.

We have a world class R&D team working on some of the biggest challenges associated with delivering Presence in a VR livestream using today’s and tomorrow’s hardware.

Data Problem – we have technology which dramatically reduces the data footprint of livestream and offline VR video, significantly reducing download times and bandwidth requirements.

True Stereo – we are developing technology to deliver true stereo VR video, an essential component of creating a complete feeling of presence.

Social Immersion – Making VR a shared and social experience is key to its lasting appeal, leveraging our games industry experience we are designing and building the components required to allow people to feel they are together in VR.

THE TEAM

Ian Baverstock

CHAIRMAN

Leading and growing tech businesses since 1989. Director of the Connected Digital Economy Catapult.

Jonathan Newth

CEO

Founder and CEO of games developer Kuju, which Jonathan floated on AIM in 2002 and after subsequent growth took to trade sale.

Julian Davis

CTO

A leading UK technologist, Founder and Director of Geomerics (successful exit to ARM), CTO of Kuju plc, Engineering Director at Microsoft (Lionhead)

Tom Gambill

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

Computer Graphics Specialist. Member of Intel Visual Computing Architecture Review Board and Microsoft Direct X Graphics Advisory Board.

Paul James

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Award winning documentary filmmaker. Paul recently made ‘Archive of Lost Dreams’, internationally distributed by National Geographic.

Keith Russell

HEAD OF SALES

Keith is a well recognised face in the VR, games and interactive market, having spoken at many conferences on a wide range of subjects.

ABOUT US

Focal Point VR Ltd was set up in 2015 by five veterans of the video games industry to bring their creative and technical experience to the new field of live and interactive VR video.

We are passionate about what we do, whether it is crafting an immersive 360 experience or pushing the frontiers of VR streaming technology in our R&D team.

CONTACT US

If you have a project you would like to discuss,
get in touch with us.

Focal Point VR
Mercado Court,
Great George Street,
Godalming,
Surrey,
GU7 1EE,
UK

+44 (0)7771 558 545
info@focalpointVR.com

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