E-learning in 360 Degrees

In the future, e-learning technology may take advantage of videos filmed with the IMViewer system from Immersive Media Corp. Learners will be able to control the scene, seamlessly moving the perspective a full 360 degrees.

The technology is based on a Dodeca 2360 camera, which can record 11 image streams. The 20-pound camera also has four built-in microphones. The company’s software turns the camera’s digital video files into “telemersion” files. Then, the compressed videos can be viewed on computer monitors, video screens, head-mounted displays, or projected onto a dome screen.

The software can also blend the entire 360-degree scene onto a single 2D screen, called a "sphere movie" that can be watched on standard software such as Quicktime or Windows Media Player, or recorded on DVDs. They’re also compatible with MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, and can be broadcast using HDTV-resolution channels. In the future, e-learning technology may take advantage of videos filmed with the IMViewer system from Immersive Media Corp. Learners will be able to control the scene, seamlessly moving the perspective a full 360 degrees.

The technology is based on a Dodeca 2360 camera, which can record 11 image streams. The 20-pound camera also has four built-in microphones. The company’s software turns the camera’s digital video files into “telemersion” files. Then, the compressed videos can be viewed on computer monitors, video screens, head-mounted displays, or projected onto a dome screen.

The software can also blend the entire 360-degree scene onto a single 2D screen, called a "sphere movie" that can be watched on standard software such as Quicktime or Windows Media Player, or recorded on DVDs. They’re also compatible with MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, and can be broadcast using HDTV-resolution channels.

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