I guess it's as close as I could (virtually) ever get to the ISS so it may be the one thing that might get me to spend any cash on a VR set.
There are plenty of virtual reality "experiences" involving space to keep fans happy. The Register had a go at the latest of the breed, which aims to bump the quality up a notch. Dubbed The ISS Experience, the documentary is currently being filmed aboard the orbiting outpost, but the first few scenes were shown off last week …
Tuesday 9th July 2019 15:10 GMT John Brown (no body)
no leaning forward to take a closer
If the original footage is more than 4K, then a digital zoom should be possible to allow a little freedom of movement. But that depends on the processing power available to the headset or it's associated hardware. It'd mean storing the super hi-res source.
Wednesday 10th July 2019 13:08 GMT Annihilator
Re: no leaning forward to take a closer
"If the original footage is more than 4K, then a digital zoom should be possible to allow a little freedom of movement"
Probably not - if you move forward in space, the image changes perspective which wouldn't be possible with a flat image.
This is a 360 film, not a VR film. Loads of them exist on youtube etc and have for a while now.
Wednesday 10th July 2019 13:16 GMT Annihilator