Canon Steps Into Augmented Reality - Mixed Reality
I wonder the possibilities it has for us photographers or anything else in general. I can already see the possibilities in gaming as well as the obvious use of industrial design.
Canon’s been showing off its purpose-built HMD in real (or is it virtual?) use to DigInfo. Using those stereo cameras and a “free-curve” prism — along with high-speed image processing — we get a glimpse at how it generates life-size virtual objects in real-time. While this could benefit a number of scenarios, Canon points to industrial design, where mock-ups are commonly used. This system allows designers to run through virtual versions first, before committing to more time intensive physical models. Working on something where this could be handy? Canon also says there will be an SDK for developers coming soon. Head past the virtual break for the real video tour.