Spin Digital at Ars Electronica Festival 2020
Berlin, September 1, 2020 — One more year, Spin Digital will participate in the Ars Electronica Festival taking place from September 9 to 13 in Linz (Austria). Together with Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) and Ars Electronica FutureLab, Spin Digital will present and demonstrate the work performed in the European Project Immersify in a session titled “Lost in Resolution – 16K Video and 3D Audio Playback for Large-Screen Immersive Spaces”. Immersify is dedicated to researching and developing tools, content, and spaces for high-end immersive media.
Lost in Resolution – 16K Video and 3D Audio Playback for Large-Screen Immersive Spaces
In this session, Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa, CEO of Spin Digital, will start with a presentation summarizing the work performed on video codecs, media players, and game engine plugins for highly immersive and interactive media. The presentation will also highlight the requirements and potential of a new generation of large-screen immersive environments that combine very high resolution and 3D audio.
After the introduction, three new content pieces highlighting the capabilities of the new immersive and interactive formats will be showcased at Ars Electronica’s Deep Space 8K. The pieces feature video in 16Kx8K resolution and 360° format, with a viewport (visible part of the 360° video) in 8K resolution. All content has been produced within the context of Immersify using different techniques including high-resolution 360° camera footage and point cloud video rendering from laser scannings.
The video will be accompanied by 3D and interactive audio based on high order ambisonics. Spectators at the Deep Space 8K will be able to interact with the content rotating and zooming the audio and video for a complete immersive experience.
Live Stream: Thu Sep 10, 2020, 11:00 am – 11:30 am (CEST) | Program info
This activity has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 762079 (www.immersify.eu).