The bets are placed and the battle has begun to see who will supply the best device capable of getting the most of the VR technology. Google, as always, comes in for the kill. With its new device, you will be able to view 3D snaps with the VR Cardboard.
Their new application, which was specifically designed to incorporate the latest releases in VR technology, is called the Carboard Camera application. With this new app, you will be able to snap 360-degree photos of your environment with you mobile device.
So, how does it work? It’s very simple actually. Picture yourself in a nice and cozy environment. A sunset on a beach, a midnight in December, your living room- all of them are capable of conjuring certain feeling within us. Wouldn’t it be great if we could actually capture the whole scene? And I mean the whole ensemble, not just a snapshot here or a snapshot there. Well, with the new Cardboard Camera application you will be capable of doing that.
The panorama mode technology is not something new under the sun when it comes to cameras. Lots of cameras incorporate this technology which can be used in order to give your photos that certain je ne sais quois. Sadly, the problem of this technique is its limitations. For example, in order to get a good enough panorama, you would have to stand very still. Focusing is indeed a problem. And even with an image stabilized, a perfect panorama is very hard to achieve. And there’s the problem of pasting the picture together. Even the most powerful photo editing tools have trouble piecing together the photos in order to achieve a coherent image.
But these aspects will become obsolete and we have the Cardboard Camera application to thank for. The application is designed to take accurate snaps of the environment. Then, through the use of a very powerful computational algorithm, the application will be capable of stitching together all the picture. The end result is a wonderful image of your surrounding, with no shakes and no rough corners.
And to top it all off, by inserting your device into the Cardboard VR device or any VR set for that matter, the images become something truly unique. The device is capable of simulating a stereogram effect, by focusing the images differently for each eye.
But the images taken via the application are not to be cosidered true 3D, as the device lacks a depth sensor.