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Pixvana is debuting its cloud-based virtual reality creation tool and delivery platform, Spin Studio.
Seattle-based Pixvana said that Spin Studio lets VR developers stitch, edit, finish, publish, and play back — all in one seamless platform.
The cloud-based, integrated platform makes it easier and less expensive for VR professionals to create immersive experiences, the company said. It replaces a range of desktop production tools and enables creators to share any VR video with a variety of audiences.
Spin Studio is composed of multiple features, including Spin Publisher and Spin Player, which soft-launched in September. The company introduced the new Spin Stitch, Spin Story, and Spin Finish today.
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“On both commercials and installations, we want to deliver every pixel of detail that our artists have crafted. Pixvana’s streaming solution is an ideal fit for our visual effects-heavy productions,” said Corey Rosen, vice president of creative marketing at Tippett Studio, in a statement.
Spin Stitch syncs and stitches clips from VR rigs and integrated cameras, with adjustments for center point and horizon line, along with interactive mask editing that allows users to review the stitch in both browser and headset.
Spin Story combines VR clips in full stories with trimming, sequencing timelines, transitions, and effects.
And Spin Finish perfects VR masters with a wide range of color correction options, including exposure, lift gamma gain, 8-way selective color, and sharpness.
Meanwhile, Spin Publisher generates one-button encoding of VR content, using Pixvana’s Field of View Adaptive Streaming (FOVAS) technology, which adjusts focus in real time to deliver 50 megapixel quality within eyeshot at HD-bit rates.
Spin Player helps users deliver VR video experiences to targeted audiences across all major headsets, with low-latency playback.
“Spin Studio is a revolutionary solution enabling a wide variety of VR publishers, including all types of media and entertainment companies and enterprises, to create and deliver the best-quality VR experiences,” explained Pixvana cofounder Forest Key, in a statement.
Pixvana’s Spin Studio will be available via public beta in Q1 2017. The company is based in Seattle and venture-backed by Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital.
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