Software for real-time volumetric video recording

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HoloCap offers a range of software tools for capture and playback of volumetric video, more commonly known as “Holograms”, using a low cost depth camera. HoloCap Studio is our software to pre-record volumetric video and HoloCap Live is our software for real-time volumetric video. We call these files “HoloCaps” and a HoloCap file may contain several dynamic 3D meshes, textures and audio-data. HoloCap recordings can be imported and played in Unity by using the HoloCap Player (Windows 64 bit). The holograms are instantly viewable in VR and no post-production is necessary. 

HoloCap HALO (Beat) is our tool for light weight volumetric video and streaming. The volumetric video is created in real-time as depth-encoded RGBD video and stored in ordinary video-formats like mp4. HoloCap HALO is intended to be used together with your favorite video capture/streaming software, like Open BroadCaster Software (OBS). The HALO player for Unity supports PC, Android, iOS, Hololens and other, perfect for devices like Oculus Quest and mobileAR.

THE HOLOCAP REAL-TIME PIPELINE

HoloCap is made for simplicity and is easy to use; Point the camera towards the people you want to capture and you ́re ready to go. No special type of background (i.e green-screen), lightning, calibration, specialized video software or other setup is required. Follow the quick set up video guide (tutorial) and you will be able to capture volumetric video in a normal room (office space, meeting room etc) anywhere. The HoloCap volumetric video can be played back in Unity either in real-time (HoloCap Live), as recorded content (HoloCap Studio/Halo) or streamed (HoloCap Halo). Watch this video to see the HoloCap Studio real-time pipeline from volumetric video capture to playback in Unity.

HOLOCAP USE CASES - BRINGING REAL PEOPLE IN VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY

HOLOCAP LIVE IN INDUSTRIAL SIMULATION & TRAINING

HoloCap teamed up with Ocean Industries Concept Lab to explore the use of real-time and pre-recorded volumetric video in an industrial VR/AR ship-simulator. The system was presented during a conference for the maritime industry.

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HOLOCAP IN MEDICAL TRAINING

HoloCap is working with Helse Vest IKT and other partners in the medical industry to explore how volumetric video can be used in a wide range of areas in the sector; In relation to trauma treatment, construction and simulation of hospitals, medical education and training and more.

Most medical VR experiences are currently using animated avatars to simulate humans. We believe using real people, often in real-time, is a much more immersive and life-like experience. Human face expressions and emotions are important, sometimes critical in many of the areas in the medical sector and HoloCap can capture this in real-time.

HOLOCAP STUDIO USED TO CREATE VIRTUAL GUIDES IN VR MUSEUMS

Members of The Swedish National Heritage Board demonstrating how to use HoloCap holograms as virtual guides in a virtual museum experience. This is a perfect example of how to bring the old fashioned "guided tour" into the XR world

HOLOCAP LIVE FOR REAL-TIME STAGE PERFORMANCE

BBC`s Nisha Pillai demonstrating real-time volumetric video capture during the opening keynote at the Nor-Shipping conference. Using HoloCap Live technology, Nisha Pillai was able to introduce, as a hologram, the speakers from within a virtual ship simulation experience.

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HOLOCAP HALO STREAMING TO HOLOLENS

HoloCap and Microsoft Technology Center worked together on this cool project; Bringing the GM of Microsoft Norway, Kimberly Lein-Mathisen, on stage at a tech conference as a hologram. Software: HoloCap HALO. Hardware: Microsoft Kinect and HoloLens.

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HOLOCAP HALO CONTENT FOR MOBILE AR

The content created with HoloCap HALO can be used in mobile AR applications.

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EXTRA HOLOCAP FEATURES

CASTING SHADOWS

HoloCap player will by default cast shadows, which increases realism and helps to ground the character in the scene.

HOLOCAPS AS OBJ

The HoloCap files called HoloCaps, can be exported to an obj sequence with our obj exporter tool. Just drag´n drop the holocap file, and each frame is exported as a OBJ file with materials and textures (JPG). Available from the download page. PNG support is coming.

HOLOCAP STUDIO UPDATE

We`re happy to announce that a new version of HoloCap Studio, our software for volumetric video recording and playback, has now been released. This release is a new stepping stone towards making volumetric video available, affordable and practical for everyone.