Oculus may soon offer consumers choice in VR headsets

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Following on from a report yesterday that said Oculus may be launching a $200 standalone virtual reality headset late this year, rumors now suggest that several headsets, capable of working with a connected PC or mobile, are currently in development.Oculus is “exploring multiple options in a ‘spectrum’ of standalone devices for the future,” according to Ars Technica. The standalone devices will be sold in tandem with the Oculus Rift.See Also: Facebook slashes price of Oculus Rift for second timeAt least one of the device in development has “six degrees of freedom” full motion tracking, similar to the Santa Cruz prototype demoed at the Oculus Connect conference last year. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said inside-out tracking was “one of the most difficult computer science problems” only last year, so it seems unlikely that the company will have reached production stage this year.The expansion of VR to mobiles has already propelled it to millions of customers that would have otherwise not tried it, but the technology is still niche when compared to mobiles and consoles. Oculus and Facebook obviously see cutting the cord as the next move to propel VR forward.Oculus stands as the most well placed company to make the wireless headset and succeed. It has the technology, the marketplace, and the brand identity. Facebook also supplies it with enough cash to make the next VR headset — which will most likely be aimed at everyday consumers instead of enthusiasts — a loss leader, possibly lowering the price to that of a portable game console.The field is starting to get crowded however, with Google and Samsung both reportedly working on wireless VR headsets. Tags:#Facebook#gaming#mobile#Oculus#Oculus Connect#Santa Cruz#virtual reality#VR Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts center_img Follow the Puck David Curry Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

5 Inspiring Filmmaking Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

first_imgWant to learn more about filmmaking? Check out the filmmaking section of the PremiumBeat blog. We have hundreds of articles dedicated to helping you become a better filmmaker. Here’s a few you might be interested in:How to Pick the Right Tone, Shots, and Music for Trailers8 Great ‘Proof of Concept’ Films That Got Picked Up by HollywoodCinematography Tips For Horror FilmmakersKnow of any other quick tutorials under 5 minutes? Share in the comments below. 3. The Flip ShotCreated By: Brent Pierce via PremiumBeatYou don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on rigs to get professional quality shots. Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity. In this video tutorial, Brent Pierce shows us how to create a Flip Shot using just a tripod and sand bag. The end result is very unique. 5. Mad Max: Center FramedCreated By: Vashi Nedomansky This video is an interesting look into the center-weighted cinematography style found in Mad Max. The video features an interview with DP John Seale ACS as he explains the hidden motivations behind the center-framed decision. 4. F for Fake (1973) – How to Structure a Video EssayCreated By: Tony ZhouWe’re huge fans of ‘Every Frame’s A Painting’ here at PremiumBeat. In the series ,Tony Zhou breaks down film techniques on a fundamental level. In this incredibly insightful video, Tony explains how the film ‘F for Fake’ inspires him to create narratively engaging video essays. There’s a lot to be learned about storytelling in this video.center_img These 5 quick filmmaking tutorials are a great way to get some quick inspiration!We love filmmaking tutorials here at PremiumBeat, but it can be rather difficult to sit down and watch hour-long tutorials when you have so many things going on. So we thought it’d be helpful to find a few quick tutorials that are still incredibly helpful for filmmakers. If you know of any more awesome tutorials under 5 minutes, we’d love to hear about them in the comments below.1. 7 Special Effects that Anyone Can Do for FreeCreated By: Matthew Rosen“Just fix it in post” is an incredibly dangerous thing to say. An over reliance on your post-production abilities will often leave you with a poor finished product. When on set, it can be easy to run into a problem and think that After Effects is the best way to fix it.However, in many cases you can get your desired effect by simply thinking of creative ways to get your shot. In the following breakdown video created by Matthew Rosen, we’ll take a look at how he created a few impressive shots using only practical effects on-set. If you’re interested in this subject, check out our ‘Top 10 Best and Worst Practical Effects in Movie History‘ post. 2. How to Make a Toy Gun Look RealCreated By: Film RiotIf you’ve ever tried to shoot an action film, then you’ve probably come across the whole “what gun do I use?” question. Unless you’re a trained professional, a real gun should be off the table, but fake guns look too… well, fake. In this quick tutorial by Film Riot, we’ll take a look at how they made their toy gun look real in After Effects. Andrew Kramer also has a cool behind the scenes video about how he created his pulse gun by spray painting a nerf gun.last_img read more