Project Loom Is Said to Combine Footage from Up to 24 HD Camera Feeds into One Seamless 360-Degree Video
Los Angeles rental house Radiant Images is extending its expertise in VR production through a new collaboration with AMD. The partnership is aimed at getting AMD's Project Loom, an open-source real-time stitching engine for VR content, into the hands of filmmakers.
AMD says the Project Loom platform can work with up to 24 1080p60 camera feeds, stitching the images into a single 360-degree video feed at 4K and 30p for output to VR headsets and mobile devices. Radiant is endorsing and promoting Project Loom, and will be using AMD Radeon and Radeon Pro GPUs in workstations for their own use as well as for filmmakers and film schools.
As a sort of proof-of-concept, Radiant plans to use Project Loom to stitch together 360-degree footage from an upcoming (but unnamed) music event for a production with SuperSphereVR.
"With AMD's Project Loom, Radiant Images will now be able to offer a much higher cinematic cisual experience in real-time stitching," said Michael Mansouri, co-founder and VP of Radiant Images, in a prepared statement. "This will have a huge impact for content creators, enabling them to do on-location real-time 360 VR stitching while reducing the time-consuming and costly post-production process."
Radiant has been serious about VR for a while. This summer, it became the first outlet to offer the Jaunt One VR camera for rent, and its new facility on Media Center Drive has a dedicated VR wing, the company says.
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