Large, High Quality Interactive 3D Files Can Now be Streamed to 5G Mobile Devices and Viewed Directly Through a Browser, Along with AR/VR
Today, global volumetric video leader Arcturus announces a new partnership with Japan’s top wireless carrier, NTT DOCOMO, created to help stream volumetric videos of any length over a mobile network for the first time. Now, anyone on DOCOMO’s 5G network – from the average user to professionals in industries ranging from ecommerce to healthcare and beyond – can stream the future of video directly to their mobile devices.
“We want to put volumetric video technology in the hands of anyone with a mobile device,” said Kamal Mistry, CEO of Arcturus. “DOCOMO’s 5G capabilities are among the best in the world, which gives us the opportunity to really push the technology forward by leaps and bounds.”
Although volumetric videos have seen a steady increase in everything from entertainment to education, the recent introduction of lidar cameras for mobile devices is poised to turn anyone with a compatible phone or tablet into a new type of content creator. But with the complexity and size of the files – which include detailed 3D geometry and multiple camera angles – volumetric videos have not been suitable for streaming anything beyond short clips. This new partnership changes that, giving 5G mobile users the ability to stream volumetric videos of any length without a drop in quality, so they can explore every angle of the video directly from their browser. Users can also access volumetric 3D models as AR or through VR, all in real-time.