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Jun 08, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Oculus RIFT - the next generation of FPV goggles?


Could the Oculus RIFT [1] become the new star on the sky of all the FPV pilots out there? The project will start soon (2012-06-14) as a DIY kit on kickstarter [3] - stay tuned!
Although, some questions remain to be answered:
- Will there be software support for real time transformation of life video streams?
- Will it be possible to use the goggles on the field? (i.e. will a laptop provide enough CPU/GPU power to transform a video stream)

Until then John Carmacs review of the Oculus RIFT [4] should give you a glimps of what to expect.

[1] http://oculusvr.com/?page_id=2
[2] http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Doom-3-H...ews-15470.html
[3] http://roadtovr.wordpress.com/2012/0...han-june-14th/
[4] http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=14967
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Jun 08, 2012, 04:37 PM
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looks cool, but we'll see how it performs in the field. Alot of these HMD's are meant for sitting in a lazyboy at home, not spending a few hours at the field.
Jun 08, 2012, 04:54 PM
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And most of the new ones have no provision for analog video input at all.

ian
Jun 08, 2012, 05:03 PM
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And most of the new ones have no provision for analog video input at all.

ian
On this one you can use a composite to Vga converter.
Jun 08, 2012, 05:41 PM
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I've been following this project on MTBS3D for some time now and I believe the Rift will be for 3D viewing only as it uses a single screen divided in half a side for each eye. So unless your using a 3D camera, it wont really be usable for FPV. However, if your a hardcore gamer.... 90+ degree FOV!!
Last edited by fireslayer26; Jun 08, 2012 at 05:47 PM.


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