InstaVR’s VR Authoring Software Now Supports HTC Vive
Videos in excess of 25 minutes can now be distributed.
InstaVR a virtual reality (VR) authoring, publishing and analysis company has announced support for HTC Vive, enabling software customers to create long-form immersive experiences, with Toyota being the first.
Many 360-degree or VR videos tend to be short in length due to file size constraints or headset limitations – ensuring a video works on both mobile VR and PC-based VR means certain sacrifices have to be made. But some companies require much higher duration content, for employee training, communication or educational purposes. Which is why InstaVR has added HTC Vive compatibility, so that businesses using its software can produce immersive videos in excess of 25 minutes then distribute them to the headset easily.
The first company to make use of the new functionality is Toyota High System Inc., (part of Toyota Industries Corp). Toyota has used it to create a series of immersive office tours so the recuiting team can increase interest in working for the company.
“Initially, we created a ‘VR Office Tour’ for enabling candidates to virtually visit our offices using InstaVR’s Gear VR output feature,” said Osawa Takehito, Solution Sales Department. “By supporting HTC Vive, it is now also possible for our app users to watch far a longer time with higher picture quality. Toyota can broaden the range of VR experiences we produce by utilising HTC Vive output capability.”
Last year InstaVR revealed the closure of a Series A funding round, securing $2 million USD in investment, lead by The Venture Reality Fund.