A Breakdown of Different VR Formats

VR. Virtual Reality. It is something you’ve been craving since you were a child and first heard of the idea. Maybe you were a kid in the 80s and fully experienced the wave of “virtual reality” gaming systems in the local arcade. Perhaps your parents even splurged for a home gaming system like the Nintendo Virtual Boy. All of these devices seemed nice, at the time, but you probably wanted more. The equipment just, well, just didn’t deliver on the virtual world your imagination played up. Now, with the correlation of at home hardware and designers, you finally have the ability to experience a virtual world inside of your home. But what kind of virtual reality is best? Which will deliver the very best result. The experience you have been dreaming about for years, if not decades? Let’s break down the different formats and find out.

Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality

First of all, let’s go over this one idea first before moving forward. Is there a really a difference between an augmented reality and virtual reality? Actually yes, there is. Virtual reality is exactly what the title suggests. It is a virtual reality. You can completely interact with it with multiple senses. You want to touch that car in the corner? Go ahead and do it. You want to punch a hole in the wall? Sure thing. Virtual reality is an environment that reacts to your virtual self. Augmented reality, on the other hand, places you in a different world, much like virtual reality, but you don’t necessarily have control. Augmented reality is when you view an immersive, wrap around stereoscopic 3D image that is prerecorded. It may react to some movements and what you do, but it isn’t a complete virtual experience as you can’t touch or interact with everything. Often AR and VR worlds are intertwined and some use one to reference the other. Both are amazing experiences, but just keep in mind there is a bit of a difference in terms.

Wait, How Many AR/VR Types Are There?

Alright, so we could completely bog you down with different VR codecs, file types, compress rates and so on. But you’re not here to read over a few dozen different virtual reality codecs. Besides, most of that information would just sound Greek, and truthfully, it doesn’t matter all that much. What does matter is the actual material. The content you view. Which virtual reality is actually better than the rest? When high-definition first came out (and you’ll still find this a bit today), televisions either had a resolution of 720 horizontal lines of resolution or 1080 horizontal lines of resolution. Both were greater than standard definition 420 lines of horizontal resolution so both were classified as “HD.” However, put the two together, and you could instantly notice a difference. Even if you switch the TV now between a 1080 broadcast signal and 720, you probably instantly wonder why one TV signal looks better than the other. Both are HD, yet one is superior to the other. The same is true with virtual reality and augmented reality recording formats.

2D vs. 3D

Some virtual worlds you enter with the help of your favorite VR headset is presented in 2D. This world kind of looks flat, yet when you turn your head one way or the other you see the entirety of the location. Maybe someone created a 2D image of Machu Picchu or of the Coliseum. Both are great, but in reality the 2D imagery is more of a 360-degree panoramic image instead of a virtual reality. Why? Because the image is flat. You have two eyes, yet the camera that recorded the image used a single lens. This is why, even in 360-degree, the image just appears flat. More along the lines of one of those 360-degree movies you’d watch in Disney World (you know, those ones your parents dragged you in because it was too hot out).

3D is often referred to as a stereoscopic 3D visual. This means two individual images were recorded at the same time by two different lenses. The lenses are positioned next to one another, just like your eyes. The reason you see the world in 3D and have any kind of depth perception is because of your two eyes. If a 3D camera (two lenses) records the same 360-degree visual of Machu Picchu or the Coliseum, you suddenly see depth and scope. The flat image comes to life, as if you are standing there, in the actual scenery. As you turn your head, your viewing angle changes and the perspective changes along with you. This makes 3D exponentially more of a virtual experience than anything 2D can provide.

180 Degree vs. 360 Degree

The next step to finding the best VR experience is by outlining 180 degree vs. 360. This is similar to the 720 vs. 1080 HD argument. Sure, they are both higher definition, but one number is obviously bigger than the other. In the world of tech, the larger number is almost always better than the smaller number. Higher refresh rate? Better. Higher pixel density? Better. Larger phone size? Guess that depends on the size of your hands (we know, your hands are huge), but you get the idea. Bigger is better (hey, this is the porn industry…bigger is always better). The same is true when it comes to the visual degree.

With 180 degrees, you basically can look from one shoulder to the other. Look over to your left shoulder, then to your right. That is your visual “window” in a 180-degree VR video. This is what many VR porn companies provide. Why would you need any more than 180-degrees? After all, the actress is going to be doing her thing with what is in front of you. Well, that isn’t always the case. What happens when you add a second girl who comes in behind you? Wouldn’t it be hot if you could look at her, then look at the first girl? It would be like being offered a prize behind door number 1, 2 or 3, but not being able to see 1 or part of 3. With 360-degree VR. You can see everything and anything going on around you. Including that second or even third girl.

At VRHush, you receive the very best 360-degree stereoscopic 3D material. Most other companies on the market today either offer 180-degrees or even just 2D. You’ve been dreaming for a long time about an augmented porn reality. Why would you settle for a secondary format now that it is here? You shouldn’t. Which is why VR Hush offers you the very best viewing experience at the highest quality resolution.

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