Virtual reality (VR) video company NextVR has set about making itself a household name in 2015 thus far. January saw the team host the first live VR broadcast and since then it has worked with the likes of NBA and NASCAR to deliver live streamed sports broadcasting in VR. Next week will also see NextVR take its next big step as the company plans to deliver the first live global broadcast in VR, taken from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from 11th – 16th April.
NextVR plans to host a daily broadcast from RED Digital Cinema’s #SL1517 booth. The broadcast will be streamed to head-mounted displays (HMDs) in RED’s international offices, including the United Kingdom, Germany, China, India and even the company’s flagship stores based in New York and Los Angeles. RED employees and customers will be able to view the footage. RED itself will be announcing its new RED WEAPON camera at NAB, the latest entry in its series of devices to boast a 6K DRAGON sensor.
“RED consistently ups the ante on the NAB show floor and we’re proud to help them take it a step further this year with our first ever global VR broadcast,” said DJ Roller, co-founder, NextVR. “We use RED cameras with our technology to produce the highest quality content for our viewers, so we are thrilled to be here partnering with RED at NAB.”
NextVR recently confirmed that it will be using light field technology to add positional tracking to its live VR videos. VRFocus will continue to follow NextVR’s work in VR, reporting back with the latest updates from the company.