Visbit took an opportunity at the HTC Vive Spring Product Show in Shenzhen, China to announce their Visbit 8K VR Player, a foveated rendering-based solution that will be featured on the Viveport store for the new standalone Vive Focus.
“We know immersive video is a very important use case for mobile VR platforms," HTC China President of VR Alvin Wang Graylin stated in the press release for the news. "Designed with 3K resolution and 75Hz refresh rate AMOLED screen, the Vive Focus standalone enables viewing of 8K resolution and is the perfect HMD for experiencing high-resolution VR videos."
CEO of Kandao Dan Chen adds that it's a benefit to finally have a player capable of 8K, considering their Obsidian camera has been able to shoot in 8k 360-degree for a while. Utilizing Visbit's VVOS (View-Optimized Viewing), Visbit 8K VR Player is capable of 8K stereoscopic 360-degree videos as either streamed content or downloaded. It also includes spatial audio support and video encryption.
While the Vive Focus itself won't be coming to US markets, the Visbit 8K player will be supported by other standalone and mobile VR headsets in the coming months. Standalone VR headsets are crucial pieces of the VR industry and will likely grow in importance as companies seek to make virtual reality more mainstream, so untethered access to high-quality content like what Visbit's new application will be key.
VR content creators can contact Visbit via firstname.lastname@example.org if they'd like to showcase their 6K-plus VR videos for free on the Visbit platform. There are some demo opportunities via the Visbit publisher portal and more information can be found on their website.