Untimely 3D-chat on Skype





Skype is working on technology that would be very impressive if users have the technical capacity to use these results. It is about three-dimensional video calls. This was announced in an interview given to the Vice-President of Microsoft Mark Gillett reporters BBC. The interview was devoted to the ten-year anniversary of the favorite by many Skype. Earlier, it became known that the popular program for video and voice communication will be part of the regular operating system software giant’s Windows 8.1.

Mark Gillett told reporters that the laboratory Skype are working on a three-dimensional communication in both directions. That is, over the capture of 3D-image and then play it over. When the massive monitors and TVs will be able to play back 3D-video, the new technology will be able to get distribution. But not before. For the theory to become practice, the industry will have to work hard. The fact that the three-dimensional image pickup require more than one camera, and more. Moreover, they should be arranged at right angles to the image was correct.

Gillett told BBC, that the implementation of such an ambitious project will require a hardware ecosystem, and after the appearance of which will make sense to run the appropriate software on which the writings Skype. But there is also the psychological aspect of the issue. 3D-video calling is less attractive to consumers than other areas of the application of three-dimensional video. And, therefore, to ensure that arouse the interest of users, require considerable time.

3D-movies and television programs are not perceived by many experts seriously. In particular, BBC froze the project application of technology 3DTV. The reason for this was a weak demand and the need for special glasses. These difficulties are not encouraging consumers to manifest interest in innovation.

Sony, it seems, has stopped work on the 3D-display for a gaming console, PlayStation, despite the fact that the games are the most promising area of ​​application of three-dimensional images. However, the Japanese company did not on this occasion no official announcement.

In addition to long-term plans with Skype there are developments that could make its way to the users in the near future. We are talking about video calls at a resolution of 1080p, which can be carried out with the help of the upcoming video game consoles Xbox One. However, video calling will be available only to users gaming consoles that subscribes . A three-dimensional video calls today and it does pure theory, which in practice can not be called modern users.
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