January 27, 2022

BBC: Skype Confirms 3D Video Calls are Under Development as Company Celebrates 10th Birthday

From the BBC:

The news was revealed by a senior executive in an exclusive interview with the BBC to mark Skype’s 10th anniversary.

We’ve done work in the labs looking at the capability of 3D-screens and 3D-capture,” said Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for Skype, Mark Gillett.

“We’ve seen a lot of progress in screens and a lot of people now buy TVs and computer monitors that are capable of delivering a 3D image.

“But the capture devices are not yet there. As we work with that kind of technology you have to add multiple cameras to your computer, precisely calibrate them and point them at the right angle.


In the meantime Mr Gillett said Skype was exploring how to offer 1080p “super-high definition” video call resolution to other devices apart from the forthcoming Xbox One video games console.

Mr Gillett would not comment on leaked documents suggesting the US National Security Agency had been able to spy on Skype video calls since July 2012.

Read the Complete Interview

See Also: Skype’s 10th Birthday Blog Post and Infographic

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