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Virtual Reality Primer; with an emphasis on Camera-Captured VR

ETC@USC program manager Phillip Lelyveld authored this primer on Virtual Reality with an emphasis on Camera Captured VR.  A modified version of this article appears in the September 2015 Progress Report of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.  Click on image below to view/download the report. 

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