Pixvana, the company responsible for SPIN Play, has just launched a new “overlay” VR video playback technology that looks to improve visual quality, so much so that Pixvana claims it’s “among the sharpest in the industry.”
Delivering ‘high-quality’ 60 fps 360 VR video to Oculus Go
This new version of SPIN Play uses an Oculus Compositor Layer so it can deliver 60 fps video for 360-degree playback with monoscopic content. This is also possible because it’s essentially bypassing the average rendering path and sends pixels directly to the display, ray-tracing through the lens.
So, all this means is that users can upload their content to SPIN Studio and stream to Oculus Go at “the highest quality possible,” according to Pixvana.
“For years we’ve been focused – and pushing – on increased playback quality to help move the industry and VR adoption forward. Finally, audiences can now view immersive content in the sharpest, highest quality by either streaming or downloading it to the Oculus Go,” said Mike Swanson, Senior Architect at Pixvana. “Similar to John Carmack’s newly re-released version of ‘Henry’, you really have to put a headset on and experience these improvements first-hand in order to appreciate the sharpness of the higher resolution. We are excited about these types of innovations and collaborations that continually advance the industry, making VR experiences more and more life-like to the viewer.”
“This is a true breakthrough in the VR industry,” Swanson continued. “It’s analogous to when consumer audiences were first introduced to high-definition television and the entire viewing experience shifted forward. We’re opening up this enhanced experience and making it more broadly available to creators and audiences everywhere.”
This technology has already been applied to SPIN Play
This playback update has been added to SPIN Play, which you can download now on Oculus Go. Pixvana additionally says that this video playback technology will be applied across Oculus devices in stereo soon.