Princess Leia’s hologram message to Obi-Wan is getting nearer to actuality, at the very least augmented actuality.

Magic Leap introduced yesterday that they’ve agreed to accumulate Belgian startup Mimesys. The crew has been engaged on bringing Star Wars-esque volumetric video calls to the Magic Leap platform, and evidently the Florida AR startup appreciated what they have been creating. We didn’t get any particulars on deal phrases.

The crew is becoming a member of Magic Leap however will proceed to service their enterprise shoppers together with BNP Paribas and Orange, in response to their web site. The startup first confirmed off their video conferencing tech at CES this 12 months, which permits somebody in a Magic Leap One headset to visualise a 3D illustration of an individual throughout a “video” name.

Volumetric video may be pretty fickle, the answer Mimesys has been going after relied on Intel’s RealSense depth cameras to gather and sew footage on PCs domestically then stream it to a person’s headset. As is the case with nearly all volumetric video footage, Mimesys’s early work appeared to endure from some noisiness, although this acquisition makes one wonders whether or not Magic Leap will find yourself creating their very own exterior depth digital camera {hardware} to attraction to enterprise prospects.

Plainly nearly each new platform guarantees to revolutionize video calls and but hangups proceed as a result of its one of many extra high-bandwidth actions we frequently do. That is solely going to be tougher in AR because you’re sending reside 3D footage of individuals by the web tubes. Like a lot of what Magic Leap is promising, the feasibility of pulling this off possible depends in no small half to 5G tech proliferating.


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