- Arcturus raises $5M for holographic imaging in games and entertainment.
- Arcturus‘ funding will go toward hiring more developers, expanding sales, and adding to the item line.
- Investors include Bitkraft Ventures led the round, with participation from leaders in the sports, telecom, gaming, and music space.
Arcturus intends to use the capital to scale its software development team and focus efforts on sales growth. It also wishes to expand the product line with an emphasis on live streaming features. It was founded by a management team with years of collective experience at major companies. These include Netflix, Autodesk, Pixar, Dreamworks, Google, YouTube, and Uber. Arcturus is revolutionizing the immersive content experience across a range of verticals. These include e-commerce, music, sports, interactive media, and gaming.
It enables viewing sports in holographic form and engaging with interactive digital human assistants. More immersive forms of social media and e-commerce, volumetric video is enabling the consumption of content in completely new ways.
An array of cameras and depth sensors capture the content. These surround a subject to create a photorealistic model. These holograms are fully 3D and interactive, making them a natural fit for any spatial experience. These are also suitable for augmented or virtual reality.
Arcturus is targeting its immersive content experience across a range of verticals:
Arcturus is targeting its immersive content experience across a range of verticals, including eCommerce, music, sports, interactive media, and gaming.
Volumetric video lets users consume live-action content in new ways, from viewing sports in holographic form to experiencing photorealistic virtual performances and engaging with interactive digital human assistants and more immersive forms of social media and eCommerce, in which buyers can view and interact with products in 3D.
With volumetric video, content is captured by an array of cameras and depth sensors that surround a subject to create a photorealistic model. These holograms are fully 3D and interactive, making them a fit for any spatial experience, such as in augmented or virtual reality.
HoloSuite is Arcturus’ flagship product:
Arcturus’ flagship product is HoloSuite, a service platform for editing and distributing volumetric video, which consists of HoloEdit and HoloStream. The HoloSuite platform enables users to author, edit, and stream volumetrically captured performers and environments, and users can interact with it on any desktop browser or smart mobile device.
HoloEdit is an optimized pipeline for editing and processing volumetric video. It enables content creators and game studios to easily edit and compress clips and then distribute them to third-party tools, including real-time game engines like Unity, Unreal, and more. HoloStream is an adaptive streaming solution extending the technology streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Video use to stream volumetric video directly to the viewer.