The number of 360-degree experiences that are available for virtual reality (VR) users is growing all the time. From sports competitions to travel through space to walks around a museum a great number of different industries and sectors have embraced the power of VR to bring the audience closer to the experience. Live music performances in particular are a growth area, such as the 360-degree experience of a performance by Blue Man Group.
During the NAB Show in Las Vegas, VR content creators Harmonic will be hosting a 360-degree VR experience featuring a performance of Blue Man Group that was recorded with a specially designed 360-degree camera rig at the Luxor Hotel.
“Harmonic and Blue Man Group share a passion for stunning imagery that entertains and awakens the senses in new ways,” said Doug Baldinger, vice president, creative development at Blue Man Productions. “This is the first VR experience for Blue Man Group. We look forward to working with Harmonic at the 2017 NAB Show and bringing our energy and music to life in the virtual reality domain.”
“Harmonic and its ecosystem partners are setting the benchmark for VR video quality and bandwidth efficiency,” added Bart Spriester, senior vice president, video products at Harmonic. “Collaborating with Blue Man Group makes this demonstration all the more exciting, as they truly exemplify innovation in entertainment, blending beautifully with the technology innovation being showcased by Harmonic. If you’ve never seen Blue Man Group or experienced the mesmerizing power of VR technology, stop by the booth and enjoy a one-of-a-kind show in native UHD resolution.”
The Blue Man Group experience content is also available on YouTube and will be able to be streamed to Samsung Gear VR headsets at the Samsung Store. The YouTube video can be viewed below.
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Source: Harmonic to Reveal VR Performance of Blue Man Group at NABShow