Volumetric video (VV) is an emergent digital media that enables novel forms of interaction and immersion within eXtended Reality (XR) applications. VV supports 3D representation of real-world scenes and objects to be visualized from any viewpoint or viewing direction; an interaction paradigm that is commonly seen in computer games. This allows for instance to bring real people into XR. Based on this innovative media format, it is possible to design new forms of immersive and interactive experiences that can be visualized via head-mounted displays (HMDs) in virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR). This paper highlights technology for VV content creation developed by the V-SENSE lab and the startup company Volograms. It further showcases a variety of creative experiments applying VV for immersive storytelling in XR.
Aljosa Smolic, Konstantinos Amplianitis, Matthew Moynihan, Neill O’Dwyer, Jan Ondrej, Rafael Pagés, Gareth W. Young, Emin Zerman, "Volumetric Video Content Creation for Immersive XR Experiences" in London Imaging Meeting, 2022, pp 54 - 59, https://doi.org/10.2352/lim.2022.1.1.13