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Virtual Reality and 360° Video

Features and Trends

VR has the potential to disrupt the entire media industry providing immersive and interactive experiences that are not possible with more traditional formats. VR devices are becoming very popular and it is expected that they will have significant user penetration soon. However, VR is still in its early stages and the current generation of technologies has several limitations.

A new generation of VR devices, aimed at enabling a truly virtual reality experience, is emerging. Significant advances are being made in the quality of cameras and displays for having higher resolution, frame rate, pixel density, and Field-of-View (FoV).


16K and 240 fps are needed for “true VR” Raja Koduri, head of GPU at AMD


8K per eye is the ideal resolution for full immersive virtual reality Palmer Lucky, co-foundetr of Oculus Rift



 Current VR 4KNext-gen VR 8K"True VR" 16K
Resolution per Eye [px]1024 x 10242048 x 20484096 x 4096
Total Resolution [px]4096 x 2048 8192 x 819216384 x 16384
Frame Rate [Hz]60120240
Bit Depth8-bit10-bit12-bit
Video CodecH.264HEVCNext-gen codec
Audio StereoSpatialAdvanced Spatial

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Ultra-High Quality VR Players

  • Media playback of very high definition 360 video: up to 8Kx8K at 120 frames/s
  • Multiple spherical projection formats
  • Support for spatial audio

Encoding and Transcoding platforms for VR and 360° video

  • High quality, high compression HEVC encoding optimized for 360° video
  • Support for conversion of spherical projection formats
  • Tiled and segmented encoding workflows

Interactive applications

  • High quality video textures available in game engines
  • Flexible HEVC decoding and rendering SDK for custom applications

Broadcast and Video-on-Demand


Large Screen Display