Microsoft Skype Working On 3D Video Calls, Bringing 1080p Video Support To More Devices

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According to Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for Skype Mark Gillett, Skype team is already working on making 3D video calls possible. In fact, they already have a working version in the labs, but didn’t launch to the public due to lack of 3D Eco-system which includes 3D camera, 3D displays, etc,.

“We’ve seen a lot of progress in screens and a lot of people now buy TVs and computer monitors that are capable of delivering a 3D image.

“But the capture devices are not yet there. As we work with that kind of technology you have to add multiple cameras to your computer, precisely calibrate them and point them at the right angle.

“We have it in the lab, we know how to make it work and we’re looking at the ecosystem of devices and their capability to support it in order to make a decision when we might think about bringing something like that to market.”

In near term, Skype team is exploring how to offer 1080p “super-high definition” video call resolution to other devices apart from the Microsoft’s own Xbox One console.

Few months back, we reported about a job listing details that they are working on creating a realistic physical “body-double” or proxy in a remote meeting. Read about it in detail here.

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Source: BBC

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  • Yuan Taizong

    This is the first step, the next step they’ll have holographic projections from your Windows Phone.