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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

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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.


Source: TheRegister.