RG Lab Uses VR to Engage Guests in the World of Connected Tennis

RG Lab Stuns Tennis Fans with Virtual Reality at Tennis Open

Virtual Reality

The Roland Garros Stadium is currently enjoying a huge turnout, being filled to capacity almost every day and then occupied by tourists every other day. This is not a mere coincidence but rather a testament to the popularity of the French Open. This year’s French Open is presently underway from the grand stadium located in no other place but France. This time around, the attraction at the French Open is definitely not just the game or the individuals playing as there are a lot of other side sight-worthy options that would make attendees get their money’s worth.

The French Open, being just another avenue for another world tennis champion to emerge and get the much-coveted crown, also boasts a stage for the display of technology this year, and RG Lab has definitely taken this opportunity to excite all the tennis enthusiasts from all around the world who will be present to see the watch the event live.

RG Lab and How It Plans to Make Use of Virtual Reality

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RG Lab

RG Lab is currently located within the premises that make up the Roland Garros Stadium, and with its new design, structure and aesthetic feel, it aims to further promote tennis among its fans with a new wave of fast-rising technology—the virtual reality concept. One of the most popular side attractions, which would surely interest guests, is the coverage of the tennis matches being played live, handled by three French-based companies. For this, a virtual reality camera system will be integrated into the old system to enhance viewing experience. There will be digital incorporation of innovative graphics and some encoding, which is made possible with the aid of FireKast, a cloud-based service.



The mounted camera, which is of make Orah 4i, contains four other small lenses and is located just above the umpire’s chair on all three courts to enable wider, better, and even crisper coverage of the play going on. Likewise, the camera gives the broadcast center the ability to capture the action not only live but in a 360-degree spin, helping them to render the videos in 4k resolutions. Speaking to Sports Video Group, Cédric de Saint Martin has said that when the desired image gets produced, it is immediately branded with a logo and some graphics. The finished work is then sent to the cloud, where it can be used on various applications. For those that have the RG360 app on their smartphones, you can enjoy this virtual reality freely. Samsung VR Gear users are also not left out of the freebie package.

Orah 4i Camera

Support from France Télévisions

France Télévisions is also supporting this movement of virtual reality, having already offered a wide range of demonstrations to the general public on the subject of artificial intelligence and augmented realities. They would also be giving visitors the chance to have their own digital avatars created for them. It is as easy as stepping into the 3-D booth from where a scan is run and a clone of yourself would be created. You can then choose to share this created avatar on social media and even make use of your clone to play tennis online—all in the virtual landscape.

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