From The Des Moines (Iowa) Register
Ames firm immerses itself in 3-D technology
Micoy develops a camera that takes viewers from ‘watching to experiencing’ as videos will surround them.
By FRANK VINLUAN
REGISTER BUSINESS WRITER
April 22, 2005
Ames, Ia. – Everyone knows what it’s like to watch an image on-screen. Joe Stevens can make people feel as if they’re in the middle of it.
Stevens’ company, Micoy , brings new meaning to 3-D video. A Micoy camera can capture multiple angles in everything from sports to museum exhibits, yielding a field of vision up to 360 degrees.
“It’s just like being there,” Stevens said. “The difference is (going) from watching to experiencing.”
The 3-D images come from a patented sphere-shaped camera comprising 84 lenses. Stevens calls the technology “true immersive video.” It’s the visual equivalent of surround sound, Stevens said.
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