Voxon partners with Microsoft
We’ve been busy at Voxon Photonics, integrating Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios latest volumetric capture codec and the results are incredible. Microsoft have managed to deliver stunning image quality whilst keeping file sizes very small.
Volumetric video, also known as holographic video, looks like video from any given viewpoint but exists volumetrically in 3D space. Viewers can change their view of a performance at any time, or actually move around the video, in mixed reality experiences.
MP4 with 3D
Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios capture performances on a stage using multiple cameras, then use computer vision algorithms to create a textured 3D mesh per frame. Microsoft then further process that data to provide some consistency in the meshes over time, which we then compress into a file format that is playable on a wide variety of cross-platform devices. The output is typically in the range of 20K triangles and 2K texture per character which is provided as a custom streamable .MP4 file. The fact that 3D data can now be compressed into the MP4 format makes it incredible efficient.
We have shown Microsoft the results and they were stunned. We are now looking forward to working more with Microsoft and this new codec a lot more in the future.
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