Tag: virtual reality

Virtual Reality: Time to Get Ready


You’ve likely read a plethora of Virtual Reality announcements leading up to and at CES, including the latest news on the device side from Facebook (Oculus Go, Santa Cruz), Google Daydream (Lenovo Mirage) and HTC (VIVE Focus, VIVE Pro). There have also been companies exiting the market, like Nokia. A big wave of location-based entertainment…


2017 will be a year of mass deployment of VR consumer devices. Are you ready for the ride?

2017 VR deployment

Virtual reality is a hot topic with video enthusiasts and increasingly appearing to be a game changer for content providers, broadcasters and pay-TV operators. At Harmonic, we’ve been leading the charge for live experiences with immersive 360-degree VR demonstrations at NAB and IBC that elevate immersiveness and viewer engagement to a new level. At IBC…


Experience NASA 360-Degree Astronaut Training Virtual Reality Video


View the 360-degree immersive virtual reality (VR) experience, featuring exclusive astronaut training footage from NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston, Texas. The stunning NASA VR/360 video, produced by Harmonic, offers a variety of perspectives – in the pool and out – as astronauts complete space-walk training for future missions to the International Space Station (ISS)….


Virtual Reality: Are We There Yet?

Virtual Reality - Are We There Yet?

Virtual Reality (VR) is a new technology that was introduced in 2015 with the release of Samsung Gear VR™, followed up by Facebook Oculus Rift™ and HTV Vive ™ in 2016, and the yet to be deployed Sony PlayStation™ VR. While those platforms were mostly conceived for video gaming, video (in 360 or 180 degrees)…


The VR 360 Ecosystem is Starting to Take Shape

VR virtual reality

This blog will review what has recently happened in the VR space, why we believe VR is here to stay and have a major influence in the way we consume video in the future. The VR narrative in 2016 started in January at CES where we saw pre-announcements of the new VR devices (Oculus, HTC…


The Top 16 Predictions for the Video World in 2016

Read the Top 16 Predictions for the Video World in 2016

Now that 2016 is underway, there’s no better time than the present to start thinking about where our industry is headed in terms of technology advancements. Below are 16 topics we believe will illuminate Harmonic’s world this year. Each topic will be discussed in more detail via a series of 5 blog posts, with this…


VR 360 Video: An Immersive Video Experience

VR 360 or virtual reality video has been in the limelight with the Oculus acquisition by Facebook for $2B, and more recently with the HTC Vive and Sony Morpheus announcements, all of which are wired experiences where a second device (PC or Game station) is needed to power the experience. The alternative approach is the…