Intel and Qualcomm Boost Their VR Side
Last week, Qualcomm has unveiled a software developers’ kit (SDK) for virtual reality for its ever-expanding Snapdragon platform. At the same time, Intel acquired Replay Technologies, a 3D video startup known forr "FreeD", to boost its growing activities in this area and move up the stack into the applications layer
Qualcomm's Snapdragon SDK for VR
Features of the new Snapdragon 820 SDK include rapid transformation of rendered images in 3D spaces, to cut latency in half; stereoscopic rendering for improved graphics and video; and the ability to produce clear overlays of menus or text.
The freeD video format allows the viewer to experience never-before-seen perspectives of live sporting events. From years of capturing on the field data, freeD breaks the mold of limitations to showcase athletes in a unique and breakthrough way as if they were wearing cameras themselves.
The patented data algorithms are able to create 3D-pixels of the entire surface area to build the scene in real time. Through continuous optimization of hardware and software, the freeD video content creates a revolutionary viewing experience for everyone. visit Replay for more info.