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Michael Kammes takes on VR in his latest ‘5 Things’ episode

The newest episode in Michael Kammes 5 Things series focuses on virtual reality. “There is a fine line between VR and AR (augmented reality),” he says. “AR, as the name implies, augments our existing environment — Iron Man’s heads-up display or HUD in his helmet is a very basic example of this. Virtual reality transports you somewhere different, even if it’s just your neighbor’s house…when they’re home, of course. VR can be 360 degrees, or, in some cases it can be less than that. Not only does this help the creators focus the story within a certain visual space, but it also helps hide many of the tricks used in production to get the shot.”

In this offering, Kammes answers five tech questions about VR — a primer, of sorts, for those looking to get into the realm of immersive video, but don’t know where to tech-start.

1. What is VR?
2. How do I shoot VR?
3. How do I edit VR?
4. How do I view VR?
5. What’s the future for VR?

Give it a watch…

Michael Kammes’ day job is as the director of technology for Key Code Media, a video/audio reseller and systems integrator.

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