Freedom of View Volumetric Video

What is Freedom for Human Beings ?

Freedom is understood as either having the ability to act or change without constraint or to possess the power and resources to fulfill one’s purposes (Wikipedia)

 What Does Six Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) Mean?

Volumetric video is a disruptive technology that gives six degrees of freedom (6DoF) to the audience of a scene. Human being’s natural characteristics are much more similar to 6 degrees of freedom rather than 2D/Flat Screen. Our screen history began with white/black around the 1920’s and evolved till today.

Philo Farnsworth
Philo Farnsworth with the television receiver he invented.
Philo T. Farnsworth Photograph Collection/Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Six degrees of freedom (6DOF) refers to the specific number of axes that a rigid body is able to freely move in three-dimensional space. It defines the number of independent parameters that define the configuration of a mechanical system.The viewers have freedom to change their position and angle view to Volumetric Captured object. 6 Dof viewving much more natural seeing as see the world.

What is Volumetric Video?

Volumetric capture involves using multiple cameras and sensors to film a subject, creating a full volume recording of the subject, rather than a flat image. Through post production, this captured volume data becomes a volumetric video, which is then viewable from any angle, with realistic depth, color and lighting, on any compatible platform, including mobile devices. Volumetri capturing is basically capturing an object surrounded by multiple cameras with volume parameters such as voxel. The record can view any angle via any device and gives the audience 6 degrees of freedom.

What is Voxel ?

A voxel is a unit of graphic information that defines a point in three-dimensional space. Since a pixel (picture element) defines a point in two dimensional space with its X and Y coordinates , a third z coordinate is needed. In 3-D space, each of the coordinates is defined in terms of its position, color, and density. Think of a cube where any point on an outer side is expressed with an x , y coordinate and the third, z coordinate defines a location into the cube from that side, its density, and its color. With this information and 3-D rendering software, a two-dimensional view from various angles of an image can be obtained and viewed at your computer.

How does Volumetric Video work ?

Multi camera capture, Volumetric Video Production, Volumetric Video Compression, Volumetric Video Streaming, Render for Compatible Devices such mobile, tables and TV.

Volumetric Videos challenges the sectors.

Volumetric video challenges some sectors; such as sports, gaming, education, training, medical and e-commerce. Volumetric Video enables playback free viewpoint video that impacts especially training methodologies. It is usually limited to playback of recorded scenes.Travis Scott and sport events Canon link and recently to develop character assets in the Game Industry. more immersive entertainment and gaming to navigation and translation


What is the cost to build a volumetric capture studio for ?

To build a volumetric video capture studio cost is mainly related to configuration hardware list and usage area. We believe in the future people can capture Volumetric Video with several lidar camera phones.

For now, it is better to discuss how much the professional studious charge you for a volumetric video capture ?

Several studios give volumetric capture production services to major cities like Brooklyn, NY, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington DC. The beginning price all day shooting to get a 5 Minutes Volumetric Video between 3.500 USD – 7.500 USD. There are some add-on features as well. Additionally you can buy a portable studio to set up at your home. If you wonder how much does it cost ? We will investigate it with another blog post.

Ahmet Caner