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The Schubin Cafe: Virtual Reality for Storytelling

September 21st, 2015 By SVG Staff

Al Jazeera is famous for many things, but virtual reality is probably not one of them – at least not yet. At last week’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, in the Future Zone, however, Al Jazeera was very prominent in the field. At one “stand” (what Americans might call a “booth”), Al Jazeera Media Network’s Innovation and Research Group (I&R) was showcasing a 360 degree camera mount that employs 14 standard GoPro cameras. Al Jazeera I&R had both designed and 3D-printed it and is making the “StoryMount” rig available online for modification and re-use by anyone.

CLICK HERE for Mark Schubin’s in-depth look at Al Jazeer’as VR efforts in Amsterdam at The Schubin Cafe.