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Virtual Eye - June 2017

Golf and Sailing, two of the signature spectator sports enhanced by Virtual Eye's real-time graphics, kept everyone at Virtual Eye very busy this past month. Our Golf operators continued their globetrotting ways, attending the Nordea Masters in Sweden, the Lyoness Open in Austria, the US OPEN in Wisconsin, the BMW International Open in Germany, the US OPEN Seniors in Massachusetts, and the Open de France in Paris.
Our Sailing operators and tech staff were already at the America's Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs in Bermuda when the month began, providing broadcast, mobile and onsite services which included the Official AC+ App, 3D real-time tracking graphics, broadcast infographics, 360 video aboard AC50s, onsite touchscreen installations, grinding simulators and sailing simulators. Inbetween America's Cup Match races, we also found time to cover the RedBull Youth America's Cup in Bermuda, and the 52 Super Series in Porto Cervo, Italy.

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A Virtual Eye America's Cup 3D Experience VR setup, and multi-taction display, awaiting the crowds...
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Another Virtual Eye VR setup, plus Racing Simulators, awaiting the crowds in the America's Cup Village...
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Virtual Eye AC50 Racing Simulators, awaiting the crowds prior to the America's Cup Village opening...
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Kids gathered around Virtual Eye's AC50 Racing Simulators - Photo: Dennis Martins for ACEA 2017
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Kids trying out Virtual Eye's America's Cup 3D Experience - Photo: Dennis Martins for ACEA 2017
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Kids trying out Virtual Eye's AC Grinding Simulator - Photo: Dennis Martins for ACEA 2017
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360VR in Bermuda

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Virtual Eye's Chris Carpenter sets up one of two 360VR cameras used on Emirates Team NZ and Oracle Team USA.
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The 360VR tower positioned just ahead of the main communications tower aboard the AC50 - Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
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An image from eight cameras is stitched together to form the on-board viewing experience.
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A low resolution screen shot from the Samsung Gear headset on the platform of the AC50.
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Richard Gladwell from Sail-World NZ met Virtual Eye CEO Ian Taylor aboard the ferry back to Hamilton, Bermuda at the end of a day's America's Cup racing. Putting on the Samsung Gear headset Ian was carrying, Richard watched a 3D Video clip of Emirates Team New Zealand's Louis Vuitton Semi-Final race against Land Rover BAR. The application is the latest development from Virtual Eye, whose tracking and 3D graphics for broadcast TV has been extended into a multitude of platforms and devices from mobile phones to PC's and smart TV's.
It provides a stunning 360 view of what it is like to sail aboard an AC50, sitting in the centre of the wingsailed catamaran close to the aft crossbeam. The 360VR camera pack consists of eight GoPro's - with one looking up, two looking down and five covering a 360degree horizontal radius - and was 3D printed at Virtual Eye's Dunedin offices. Read the full story at www.sail-world.com
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