Wednesday, November 30, 2016

360 Photo/Video


During class we were able to experience a better and more high definition version of 360 degrees Virtual Reality. I believe that this experience was way better than using google cardboard simply because of the higher use of equipment. The picture quality was almost perfect as we were able to zoom in on each other as we stood in the circle. Also i liked it how once we recorded the video and used the video with the headset, it felt like we were actually moving with one another. I believe that the better the technology is with Virtual Reality the better experience you will have.

Check the link below to see some scary VR!

Paranormal Activity 360 VR!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2016

VR Script

1) Hello everyone, My name is Brandon Rivera currently a senior here at limestone college. Today in my presentation i will be discussing what Virtual Reality is, where it is used in many different places around the world, and how sports is beginning to become a big part of using it.

2) So what is virtual reality? Virtual reality is the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment. For example in class with Dr.Nichols we were able to discover virtual reality in class and wherever we were with the usage of a VR headset that was compatible with our smart phones. 

3) Why is Virtual Reality being used? People are using VR everywhere in our world. We are able to experience things from our bedroom that may be hours or even nonrealistic ways from us. It can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors. 

4) Where is virtual reality being used? VR is being used in enviorments such as different travel destinations, vacation spots, special sporting events, sports practices, and schools around the country. For example i was able to experience a cool event in history when the chicago cubs won the world series from a fans perspective.

5) So you all are probably thinking that VR is only used by college students and younger adults and teens. However kids, teachers, coaches and many people of all ages are using virtual reality everyday. For example, the popular gaming system known as the Playstation 4 has released Playstation VR and is one of the first huge VR advancements in our gaming era. 

6) Now I’m going to get into the subject of sports and Virtual Reality. So a question i may ask is how many of you wish you could be in the eyes or body of your professional athlete and see the comparision, speed and agility to the way you view sports?

7) Well imagine being your favorite quarter back in the nfl and expierencing actual gameplay from his own eyes? Imagine the sound from the crowd and the adrennelin rush pumping through your veins.  I believe that this may be one of the best things virtual reality has done for us users to this day. 


9) Why and how are they using it in football? Study film from a first-person perspective in an immersive, 360° environment. You may physically be in the classroom, but in the VR headset you’re right back on the field Take real reps with real audio and your real teammates. Get extra practice with coverages and formations, and master the playbook in a fraction of the time. Benefit from a product built by football veterans, football coaches, and experts in virtual reality

10) So there are many NFL teams that have been involved with virtual reality. These teams are the new york jets, dallas cowboys, san fransisco 49ers, arizona cardinals, minnisota vikings, and new york jets.

11) And now on to my favorite topic and sport…. baseball. I am currently a division 2 athlete here at limestone college and pitch for the saints. I wish we would be able have the technology many of these professional teams have because they are so advanced and coming from a pitchers point of view it would be pretty fun to face my own self in the batters box. 

12) So why are they using VR in baseball? 
Pitching tendencies can be seen up close, how fast the pitcher may throw each pitch, and which part of the strike zone the pitcher may often favor. Players get an up-close look of virtual replicas of real-life pitchers they could face, like a fastball from Los Angles Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw or a slider from New York Mets’ Noah Syndergaard.

13) Not many baseball teams have been truly engaged in the virtual reality experience. However the Tampa bar rays, los angeles angels and los angeles dodgers have been using it. They have been using it towards there forms of practice and special evaluations within their opponents

14) Now i will begin to talk about where we are right now. college. How many of you in highscool would have loved to visit your dream school or a school that has been recruiting you in your bed ?discovering everything about it? without having to spend money or fly on a plane? 

15) Why are they using it? well hooking your phone up to a Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard, you can be able to watch your college teams game in its full, immersive glory. Even to those who don’t have a headset will still be able to interact and watch in a 360-degree video setting. 

16) So for the athletes or coaches that are in this room how can this help us? This can help coaches recruit many different perspective student athletes without having the hard time of actually getting them to your school for a visit. This can open the process for the whole NCAA while the students and parents can see what they are getting themselves into without worrying about the costs.

17) “start at 16 sec” So below here is a link where I’m going to show you an actual Virtual Reality experience from a quarterbacks perspective. 

18) “start at 10 sec” And Here i will show you a video on Nationals mvl Bryce harper and his virtual reality experience. 

19) Why i picked this topic. I love learning new technology especially around sports. Being an athlete, we are always trying to discover new and helpful workouts, strategies and skills that are able to help us with our performance on and off the field. Virtual reality can be a new skill for professional athletes, students in the class room and people around the world to really discover things that they wouldn’t be able to during every day life. 

20) Conclusion. With virtual reality i believe that this subject will grow within the next few years. This will help professional sports teams, athletes, and students of the game by picking out there strengths and weaknesses without having to stress the major things. Thank you for listening to my presentation. hope you enjoyed it. 

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