Pixvana Launches the First 360 Video Publishing Platform for Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality

Today Pixvana announced the first-of-its-kind platform for streaming immersive 360 video content on Windows 10 Mixed Reality (MR) devices. With Pixvana’s SPIN Studio publishing platform and SPIN Play SDK, media companies can now build custom Universal Windows Platform (UWP) 360 video apps and easily deliver content to viewers with a streamlined workflow. SPIN Studio makes it possible for users to upload, encode, preview, publish, and play high-quality 360 video on Windows MR devices, including headsets from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and more. Using standard streaming infrastructure, the SPIN Play SDK enables publishers to quickly develop MR video apps at a low cost.

For a free trial of SPIN LaunchKit for Windows Mixed Reality, please visit http://try.pixvana.com/microsoft/

“360 video content is an important use case for Mixed Reality and offers viewers a sense of presence and engagement that is highly compelling for both consumer and business applications,” said Emilio Salvador, Senior Director Developer Marketing, Microsoft. “Pixvana’s SPIN LaunchKit for Windows Mixed Reality enables all developers, especially those building media experiences, to integrate high quality 360 video on UWP applications with minimal effort.”

The free trial for SPIN LaunchKit for Windows Mixed Reality is available now. The LaunchKit includes both Pixvana’s SPIN Play SDK and access to SPIN Studio for encoding and playback. Benefits include:

— Free trial access for publishers to develop Universal Windows Platform (UWP) streaming video apps with the SPIN Play SDK for Windows Mixed Reality

— Users can create their own branded MR experiences

— Upload up to 30 minutes (10 GB) of 360 video

— Stream up to 120 minutes of 360 content

— Support for master encoding up to 16K masters in mono or stereo

— Encode in standard VR equirectangular or Pixvana FOVAS (field of view adaptive streaming) format

“Microsoft is pushing the MR medium forward with its cutting edge, high quality devices, and we’re excited to offer SPIN Play SDK and SPIN Studio as an easy way for Microsoft’s media partners, developers, and other customers to create and publish new MR content,” said Forest Key, CEO and Co-Founder of Pixvana. “Windows 10 is a powerful platform across devices and experiences, and with this SDK we’re hoping to further empower content creators with even more accessible and affordable tools.”

About Pixvana

Pixvana Inc. is pioneering a cloud-based platform for virtual and augmented reality. The Seattle-based company is backed by Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital. Pixvana’s founders have proven startup success in media technology, and hail from senior product and engineering leadership roles at Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, and Lucasfilm. For more information visit https://www.pixvana.com/.

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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