At Mixed Reality Capture Studio in Redmond, Microsoft records holographic video – holograms of dynamic people and performances. With the recorded content, consumers can interact with holograms in augmented reality, virtual reality, and on 2D screens. In the past, Microsoft has released some holographic video content (Buzz Aldrin, George Takei, Reggie Watts, and Max Frost).
Today, Microsoft announced that they are opening a new Mixed Reality Capture Studio in San Francisco. Anyone can use it to create holograms that can be used for mixed reality experiences from 2D screens to fully immersive VR. Microsoft is also expanding their studios globally with their first licensed studio opening in London with their partners Hammerhead and Digital Catapult, forming Dimension.
In addition to the Mixed Reality Capture Studio in SFO, Microsoft is also opening Mixed Reality Academy to offer popular courses for Mixed Reality developers. It will offer the following to developers:
- Discovery Program: Where you begin your journey. Introduction to building mixed reality experiences, and how to further engage with the Mixed Reality Academy.
- Expert Program: A multi-week course that kick-starts the ability for partners to join our Mixed Reality Partner Program (MRPP). Find out more about the MRPP here.
- Workshops: Tailored courses where developers can learn and get expert advice from our team on topics such as adding spectator view to their app, improving performance, adding shared experience, or supporting the latest hardware.
- Hackathons: We look forward to offering a robust calendar of hacking and porting events.
Learn more about it here.