3GPP achievements on VR & ongoing developments on XR over 5G

| November 13, 2019

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Definition of client architecture and API for VR streaming services. Set of operating points covering the large range of device capabilities from Carboards to high-end tethered HMDs. Definition of Media profiles: mapping of operating points to DASH delivery. System metadata is added to support rendering of 360 experiences on 2D screens, including the aspects of rendering without pose information.

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Alex Halpern founded Post FactoryNY in 1996 with one Avid in a friend’s borrowed apartment. By day, he rented the Avid to other filmmakers, and by night, he edited his documentary Nine Good Teeth. The response was overwhelming, and Alex realized that New York’s film community needed a new kind of post-production company – one with the flexibility and technology to serve the needs of all filmmakers, from the smallest indies, to TV, to commercials, to the biggest studio movies. In the years since, Post FactoryNY has expanded to include color correction, conform, mixing, digital delivery, and a state-of-the-art screening room.

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Alex Halpern founded Post FactoryNY in 1996 with one Avid in a friend’s borrowed apartment. By day, he rented the Avid to other filmmakers, and by night, he edited his documentary Nine Good Teeth. The response was overwhelming, and Alex realized that New York’s film community needed a new kind of post-production company – one with the flexibility and technology to serve the needs of all filmmakers, from the smallest indies, to TV, to commercials, to the biggest studio movies. In the years since, Post FactoryNY has expanded to include color correction, conform, mixing, digital delivery, and a state-of-the-art screening room.

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