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VR Terminology: A primer

Virtual reality and 360-degree video are very new technologies, at least to the general public. So it’s no surprise that people aren’t all that familiar with the terminology of these mediums. Heck, even in the industry the terminology sometimes varies and I’m sure terms will continue to evolve as the technology does. That said, it can be hard to have clear conversations with clients because of this terminology confusion (particularly between the terms “3D” and “360 video”) so I thought I would write a blog post to outline some of the terminology.

Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is an experience in which you shut out the real world and are transported to a new place via technology. Currently that technology primarily consists of head-mounted displays (or HMDs). In the future, it may be contact lenses and/or a whole host of other technologies.

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