We already have the capability to panoramically view 3d images but to capture and panoramically view 3d video? That is definitely becoming a possibility thanks to Youtube user okreylos and the Kinect. This video shows him using the Kinect to establish a 3 dimensional video of him. This gives the user the ability to pan the video, change it’s angles and zoom in and out.
This is Oliver Kreylos’ description of the process he did:
“By combining the color and the depth image captured by the Microsoft Kinect, one can project the color image back out into space and create a “holographic” representation of the persons or objects that were captured.”
This is a promising breakthrough for a new kind of media wherein the viewer can be immersed in a changeable video that suits the preference of the consumer. It also has the potential to be further developed and provide innovative features to surveillance videos and to video conference calls. Visit okreylos’ homepage for details. Expect to hear updated news regarding this project here at Kinecthacks.com.