50 HOURS IN VR – CYBERLINK SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR LONGEST MARATHON WATCHING VR VIDEO CONTENT
Multimedia technology company, CyberLink, announced today that it has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest marathon watching virtual reality video content with non-stop 50 hours in a virtual headset, promoting the new PowerDVD 17 software that launched on April 11.
WHEN: Beginning Saturday, April 15 until Monday, April 17, 2017
WHO: Team CyberLink began with two NY-based participants, with both successfully enduring and recording a 50-hour non-stop session to achieve the record
WHAT: Taking place at a West Village apartment in Manhattan, participant Alejandro “AJ” Fragoso, 26, and Alex Christison, 37, watched back-to-back movies and 360 titles such as “Arrival: 360 Experience,” “KONG VR: Destination Skull Island,” and the award-winning 360 short film “INVASION!” for a record setting 50-hour VR video marathon.
HOW: Content was streamed through CyberLink’s flagship media player PowerDVD 17, which is the latest upgrade to the software and launched last week (4/11), and was viewed with Oculus Rift headsets and VR-ready notebooks sponsored by Intel. PowerDVD 17 is the world’s most advanced media player, now with VR/360 video playback functionality within VR headsets, as well as Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR10 support.
**MEDIA** The CyberLink spokesmen and record holders, Alex and AJ, are available for interviews on the record attempt and product, as well as Dr. Robert Glatter – on-site participating physician – to speak on the effects of prolonged immersion in VR.