PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 16, 2016 — Academy Award winning studio, Digital Domain, announced today that it will bring its state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) capabilities to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a major sporting event. Serving as a key provider of live streaming, 360° video, Digital Domain will debut Zeus, its brand new 360° VR camera and the latest addition to Digital Domain’s industry-leading virtual reality technology. The Digital Domain team will be shooting, packaging and distributing over 250 hours of VR content. Developing custom apps for this content to be viewed globally by fans on smartphones, tablets, Gear VR and desktop computers.
Virtual reality has grown dramatically over the past year, giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to experience live events, competitions and exotic locales they never dreamed possible.
“From the early days of radio to high definition TVs, the way people have enjoyed live sports remotely has grown along with modern technology,” said Daniel Seah, CEO, Digital Domain. “Virtual reality is that next great evolutionary leap in bringing fans closer to the events they love, and it is a great honor for the team at Digital Domain to be a part of that history.”
Digital Domain has been a pioneer in live streaming 360° video and are credited with a variety of industry firsts across sports and entertainment. The studio provides virtual reality film production capabilities at all phases of production, from its patented imLive system that stitches captured 360° video on the fly to its plug-and-play camera systems. Utilizing the newly developed Zeus camera provides the latest evolution in shooting VR content and live streaming. Customized versions were developed so that fans from several countries will get to enjoy the competitive sports excitement as if they were right there in the stadium.
About Digital Domain
Founded in 1993, Digital Domain has delivered pioneering visuals for more than 100 feature films including the “Lord of the Rings,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Transformers,” and “X-Men” franchises, as well as highly acclaimed “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Titanic,” and “Apollo 13,” and its artists and technicians have earned multiple Academy Awards®. A creative driving force in multiple, screen-based markets, Digital Domain has also brought its innovative imagination to thousands of commercial, video game and music video productions, created digital humans for international concert performances, and together with Summit Entertainment, co-produced the feature film “Ender’s Game.” From facilities in California and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, including its own state-of-the-art virtual production studio in Playa Vista, Digital Domain enables creative professionals the world over to create the most extraordinary visual images imaginable. www.digitaldomain.com
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