The first industry association dedicated to ensuring interoperability across the volumetric video ecosystem has launched.
Seven companies have joined forces on the association, including Verizon, ZEISS, RED Digital Cinema, Unity, Intel, NVIDIA, and Canon.
The aim of the Volumetric Format Association is to establish a collection of specifications driving adoption of volumetric capture, processing, encoding, delivery, and playback.
It has set out its goals as:
- Define the leading industry format for volumetric video.
- Promote interoperability within and across industry verticals.
- Leverage the expertise of thought leaders in each industry vertical.
- Provide an environment for open collaboration from device manufacturers to content studios.
- Develop a set of specifications that enable seamless integration across verticals to accelerate product deployment and global adoption.
- Educate businesses and consumers on volumetric content.
VFA members plan to share intellectual property within the confines of the organisation while protecting the value of that IP. The VFA Technical Steering Committee has defined four initial working groups to begin the work of building end-to-end specifications, including Capture Acquisition, Interchange of Data, Decode and Render, and Persistent Metadata.
The association intends to develop specifications that will be a catalyst for industry growth for volumetric video and is opening membership to innovative companies in the volumetric ecosystem.
More details are available via the VFA’s website.