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The astonishing rise of VR video quality

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The astonishing rise of VR video quality

It’s no secret that video quality has been improving at an astounding rate over the past few years. This is especially apparent in the world of virtual reality, where immersive, high-quality video experiences are becoming more and more common. So what’s driving this rapid improvement in VR video quality?

One of the major factors is simply the increasing power and capabilities of the hardware that’s being used to capture and display VR video. As VR headsets have become more advanced, they’ve been able to provide higher frame rates that give users a much more realistic and immersive experience. In addition, newer VR cameras are capable of capturing video at extremely high resolutions, such as 8K, which allows for a truly stunning view of the virtual world.

Better connectivity

Another factor that’s contributing to the improvements in VR video quality is the increasing availability of high-speed internet connections. This is crucial for delivering VR video content, as it needs to be streamed in real-time in order to provide a smooth and realistic experience. With more and more people having access to high-speed internet, it’s becoming easier for VR content creators to deliver their experiences to a wider audience.

Also, the advancements in video compression technology have also played a role in the improvements of VR video quality. By using more efficient compression algorithms, VR videos can be much smaller in size while still maintaining a high level of quality. This is important for two reasons: first, it allows VR videos to be streamed more easily and efficiently; and second, it reduces the amount of storage space that’s required to keep VR video content.

All of these factors are coming together to create a perfect storm of sorts that’s driving the rapid improvement in VR video quality.

Can we expect lifelike VR footage anytime soon?

The short answer is: maybe. The technology definitely exists to create VR video experiences that are incredibly realistic and lifelike. However, there are still some challenges that need to be overcome before we can achieve this level of quality on a widespread basis.

One of the biggest challenges is the fact that current VR headsets can only display video at a relatively low resolution compared to the human eye. This is partly due to the way that VR headsets work: they need to display two separate images, one for each eye, in order to create the illusion of depth. As a result, the overall resolution of VR video is limited by the number of pixels that can fit into each eye’s view.

Frame rate is an issue

Another challenge is the fact that our eyes are constantly in motion, which means that VR videos need to be refreshed at a very high rate in order to avoid causing motion sickness. Current VR headsets can only refresh video at a rate of 90 frames per second, which is below the rate at which our eyes actually move, although higher frame rates are available. However, there’s still room for improvement when it comes to the refresh rate of VR video.

Finally, some older VR video content is often quite static and lacks the level of interactivity that would be necessary to create a truly lifelike experience. In order for VR video to become truly realistic, it would need to be able to respond in real-time to the user’s movements and actions. This is a very difficult task to achieve, but it’s one that researchers at the likes of VR streaming company SexLikeReal are actively working on. However, more recent VR movies are much more realistic and lifelike.

The technology is definitely getting closer and closer to making it lifelike VR footage a reality. With each passing year, we’re getting closer to achieving the Holy Grail of VR: total immersion.

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Call for entries: Lifebuoy Opens Applications for handwashing ‘Chief Education Officers’

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Unilever’s Lifebuoy, the world’s number one hygiene soap brand, has launched a creative competition that will see two (2) Chief Education Officers aged between 6-12years appointed to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing among school children.

Leveraging the power of peer-to-peer learning, the ‘CEOs’ will be selected from public and private schools in Ghana to help create impact by teaching other children about handwashing and personal hygiene in a series of fun and exciting activities.

The campaign dubbed ‘Lifebuoy H for handwashing CEOs’ is part of Lifebuoy’s activities to mark Global Handwashing Day which occurs every year on the 15th of October.

 Global handwashing day is an international handwashing campaign dedicated to motivating and mobilizing people worldwide to improve their handwashing habits as a strategy for disease prevention.

In 2020, Lifebuoy launched the H for Handwashing campaign to transform the letter H into a symbol for handwashing and to integrate hygiene awareness into the school curriculum. In 2021, Lifebuoy launched its first ever children’s book- an “H for Handwashing” alphabet book – in which children can explore the Alphabet with Azzy the horse. The book is intended to support school curricula all over the world, whenever and wherever children are taught the ABCs.

This year, Lifebuoy is going a step further by passing on the baton to the next generation who will teach their peers about handwashing, as studies have shown that children are more likely to change their behaviour when influenced by their peers.

Lifebuoy is encouraging Children from public and private schools in Ghana between the ages of 6-12years to take up this unique and exciting challenge.

Parents, Guardians and Teachers are also urged to encourage their children and pupils to participate in the competition by following these guidelines:

  • Share a 30- 45 seconds video of your child reciting their campaign manifesto by explaining what hygiene means to them and how they will promote better hygiene in their schools.
  • All entries must include the #GHD2022 #LifebuoyCEOgh #LifebuoyGHD22 #HforHandwashing hashtag and be submitted on Facebook and Instagram only via the brand’s pages @LifebuoyGhana.
  • Entries are open until the 10th of October, 2022.

The two selected CEOs will get the chance to become part of Lifebuoy’s award-winning ‘H for Handwashing’ movement and receive a certificate from the Unilever Ghana Leadership Team for their participation and commitment to the cause.  As part of celebrations to mark Global Handwashing Day, they will also visit the Unilever headquarters and factories to teach employees the importance of handwashing

The ‘CEOs’ will commit a minimum of ten hours a year to help spread the message of handwashing with soap to other children, at home and in schools. To enable them perform their roles, they will be trained in the use of Lifebuoy’s decade-old and well-proven  behaviour change material which will equip them to take the message forward.

For more information, follow Lifebuoy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LifebuoyGhana

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MTN Urges Customers To Register Their Sim Cards Before The September 30 SIMRegistration Deadline

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With only three days to the  September 30, 2022 deadline for SIM registration, MTN is urging its customers to have their SIM cards fully registered to avoid being disconnected.

All customers with voice and data SIM in phones and devices are mandated to register with the Ghana card before the deadline. All SIM cards that are not fully registered at the end of 30th September 2022 will be disconnected from using all services on the network.

Customers who are yet to register should start the process by dialing *404# or use the registration web portal https://simregistrationportal.mtn.com.gh to link their SIM to the Ghana card. Customers who have linked their SIM cards to the Ghana card can complete their registration by either visiting the nearest service centre/agent for the biometric capture or download the SIM Registration Self Service app on google play to complete the registration.

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Commenting on the SIM registration deadline, the General Manager Regional Sales and Distribution, South, MTN Ghana,Abubakar Mohammed said, “we are encouraging our customers to register immediately to avoid long queues at registration centers and subsequent blocking of SIM cards after the deadline.”

“Customers who are not sure of their status can check their registration status by dialing *400#. “B-Cap Yes” means a customer is fully registered”.

To ensure all customers are fully registered before the 30th of September 2022 deadline, all MTN field staff have been deployed to different locations to check registration status and register customers who have not yet registered their SIM cards.

The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization announced the mandatory re-registration of all SIM cards in Ghana last year. The registration exercise which started in October 2021 is scheduled to end on September 30, 2022.

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