Frequently Asked Questions

XR, VR, AR, MR, 3DoF or 6DoF… The world of immersive media can be intimidating at first. Here’s some information to help you get started.

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These emerging technologies in which the user is immersed in a controlled environment, in which he is an actor, can directly impact his emotional and cognitive system. These technologies are used in training, learning, prevention, entertainment…

Immersive technologies include 360° video, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), the Internet of Things (IoT), and Wearables.

This technology obscures the real environment around it by recreating an entirely virtual world generated by a computer in which the user is completely immersed and cut off from the real world (unlike the cinematic experience) or by representing a world filmed in 360°.

VR can be characterised by 5 main features: interactive, immersive, visual, sound and haptic.

Augmented reality (AR) is overlayed on our real view of the world around us. It supplements the real world with a layer of virtual data or objects, creating a composite view, without cutting off the real world

Technology that integrates VR and AR solutions to interact with virtual objects in an environment where they co-exist with real objects, without cutting the user off from the real world.

A 3DoF VR headset detects 3 movements that are ultimately just head movements:

Tilting the head to the left and right;
Turning the head left and right;
Tilting your head forward or backward.

If you are watching a video or playing a game with a 3DoF VR headset, you can tilt or turn your head right and left and forward and backward to get a 360 view. The 3DoF VR headset will detect these movements to give you a vision very close to reality.

A 6DoF VR headset detects 6 movements, 3 head movements & 3 movements in space:

Tilting the head to the right and left;
Turning the head left and right;
Tilting the head forward or backward;
Move forward and backward;
Move forward to the right and left;
Move up and down.

Unlike the 3DoF which detects 3 movements, a 6DoF VR headset can detect 6 movements. If you are watching a video or playing a videogame using a 6DoF VR headset, you will have the ability to tilt and turn your head to the right and left, tilt your head forward or backward, as well as you can even move forward and backward, right and left, downward and upward.

The 6 DOF is a more developed technology and requires an environment and a video or game compatible with the 6 degrees of freedom to work properly.

360 video: video taken with a special 360-degree camera, allowing the viewer to see an image from any direction.

A CMS (short for Content Management System) is a computer software used to manage the creation and modification of numeric content.