MA Show: Mission Impossible – where my ambitions exceed my capabilities

One of the layers of my MA Show is intended to be a holographic recording of two actors narrating my exhibit. After a great deal of research, I could not find out how to do this. So I asked Microsoft, and was referred to a HoloLens specialist in Romania. He had an idea how this might have been done but did not know for certain, so consulted some other experts. I did not get an answer but was instead referred to the HoloLens Forum, which shed no further light on the subject. Then I found this YouTube video which did.

How Microsoft records Holographic video content for the HoloLens

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Apparently we start by capturing performances with 106 (YES one hundred and six) synchronised RGB and infrared cameras on a calibrated green screen stage. Need I continue? If you do, you can see from the video that it gets MUCH more challenging. Sadly beyond the capabilities and pockets of most mortals including myself.

So I will have to adapt this aspect of my MA Show, and have yet to figure out what and how. I will post another a blog when I do.

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