Skype is working on 3D video calls

Mike Gillette, who serves as vice-president of the company Skype, has confirmed the work on the creation of technology, which would provide the possibility of video calls in 3D-format, while stressing that its appearance on the market may take several years, reports BBC.

The interview with Skype’s top manager was published on the eve of the anniversary of the largest Internet-telephony service which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Reports about the development of video calling in 3D first appeared this spring, when Skype representatives announced that they wanted to create “doppelgangers” for remote participants of corporate conferences.

“Our specialists in the laboratory have studied the possibilities of modern 3D displays and 3D recording. They have made significant progress – sales of TVs and monitors with 3D support show steady growth. But recorders can’t yet boast similar successes,” Gillette said. He added that now Skype uses up to ten cameras for 3D calls, calibrating them and pointing them at different angles. “We’re at the stage of exploring the capabilities of the devices to see if it’s worth offering something like this in the marketplace,” explained Mike Gillette.

Skype’s decision to add support for 3D video communication should have a positive impact on the activity of 3D suppliers and content producers, who are experiencing stagnation. So, the BBC plans to curtail its experiment with 3D, which lasted two years. In addition, the day before the media company ESPN announced the closure of the 3D-channel.

In the first half of 2013, Skype officially announced that it would introduce support for 1080p (FullHD) video calling on Xbox One game consoles. It’s not out of the question for other devices like netbooks, media consoles, tablets and.т.п.

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