12K 360 Video with Visbit?! 😱 Pico G2 4K vs Oculus Quest & Go, In Depth Review

12K 360 Video with Visbit?! 😱 Pico G2 4K vs Oculus Quest & Go, In Depth Review


Today, we are going to review a standalone
VR headset you have not heard of, but have pretty high specs – The Pico G2 4K. It is only 3DoF, so not really for gamers. But, with third-party application like Visbit,
you can play up to 12K 360 footage with its beautiful 4K LED display. Yes, I said 12K – that is not a mistake. The video color is more vivid compared to
Oculus Go or the brand new Oculus Quest. Also, are you feeling frustrated teaching
your clients how to use a VR headset the first time? Do you wish a magic button, that when push,
the video start to play without the client moving around the VR controllers? In this video, I will show you why, as a business,
you should consider the Pico G2 4K and the Visbit VR player combo. Let’s dive right in. Hey, what’s up everybody, it’s your boy Hugh
here from CreatorUp, a YouTube channel dedicated to VR Video content creators. If you want to learn the latest tech in cinematic
VR production, don’t forget to subscribe and hit the notification bell. Let’s talk about the specs. Here are the Oculus Quest, Oculus Go and Pico
G2 4K specs comparison. The Pico G2 4K, uses Snapdragon 835 as CPU,
just as Oculus Quest but better than Oculus Go. The single LED panel has a higher resolution
than both Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. Also, lost of people do not like the Diamond
Pentile OLED displays Oculus Quest use. It has less red and blue subpixels compared
to the Go, which is LED. But Go has its own issues. You can read more about it on the link below. On the other hand, Pico G2 4K does everything
right, for VR video application. Again, if you are a VR gamer, stick to your
Oculus Quest – Pico is not the headset for you. Check out this video instead. Just look at the glasses here, the lenses
are so much bigger than Oculus Quest or Oculus Go – and it does not have any screen door
effect – which is one of the keys for immersive video. It breaks immersion faster than you know when
you see a black frame on the corner of your eyes. In term of comfort for long hour video viewing,
the design of Pico G2 4K is brilliant. It is one thing that I absolutely love. Right here the back part, it is the heaviest
part of the entire headset – it is the battery . So when you wear it, the weight is evenly
distributed and it will not cause neck pain – which is a side effect for long hours VR
session with the Oculus Quest – a front heavy VR headset. Another reason why lots of business is NOT
investing in the Quest, but instead, stick to the Go. Causing your clients’ discomfort can sometimes
mean losing that business deal. That is why businesses spend the premium on
demo headset to give their potential clients the best VR experience EVER. Another cool thing about the Pico is that
the headset has all its controls built around and can be controlled using view glazing instead
of a remote. You have no idea how many time I lost my Oculus
Go controller One thing is kinda a bad design is the speaker
– it is at the bottom instead of on the side like Oculus Go – make the music sound a lot
further. I will recommend using a noise canceling headphone
for G2 4K. So the Pico G2 4K has a better CPU, higher
resolution LED display, and more comfortable wearing experience, BUT, it is not cheap. The official price is not confirmed yet in
the US, but it will cost around $370 US dollars. That is not your ONLY cost tho. The Pico G2 4K comes with its own app community
and also VIVE Wave. Well, you are not a gamer, so the selection
of VR games does not concern you. But its native video player is not as robust
as Oculus Gallery. Lots of my H.265 compressed videos are not
playing correctly. So, in order to have a seamless VR playback
experience for your VIP clients – who is going to give you lots of money for creating their
VR video contents – you want a better software solution. Here comes Visbit, a VR player already well-known
in the professional VR community. Visbit has a new update on Vive Wave that
will leverage all the available pixels on the Pico G2 4K – to display 10K 360 videos
and 12K with a zoom feature – that allows you to zoom for details. You know sometime your VR videos just look
too far and your clients always want a tighter shot to maybe showcase their Logos? Well, there is no tighter shots in VR – and
most of the time, that is your only shot. With the zoom in feature, it solves that problem. Altho you do need an 11K or even 12K VR camera. Well, check out the Insta360 Titan review
right here. Another big problem is teaching your clients,
who never use a VR headset before, how to pick the floor level and draw their safety
boundary with the Oculus Quest. All you want in a trade show, is someone pick
up the headset and the video start to play without them or you doing anything. We call it the Kiosk Mode. There is also an important mode called theater
mode you should learn about if you are running a VR theater. Check out this video right here. Visbit player allows you to do both. But it is not cheap. In fact, pretty expensive. I don’t blame you if you stop watching this
right now b/c most of you prob don’t need this kinda of fancy features. But if you want the absolute VIP experience
for your client showcase and if you are running a very important tradeshow, let’s keep watching. We are going to get technical here. Warning…this part is pretty heavy with numbers. If you don’t care how Pico G2 4K or any 4K
VR headset can delivery 12K resolution, skip ahead with this timecode Okay, I put on my professor hat… Well, I can’t find my professor hat, so I
put on my attack of titan hat instead. B/c this cool professor like anime. Okay, how come Pico G2 4K with Visbit can
do close to 10K and other headsets can only do 6K or even less? Well, foveation technology. This allows VR headset only display high-density
PPD (pixels-per-degree) where the viewers are looking. Learn more about it in this video. But even with foveation technology and projection
optimization, the resolution is limited by the headset physical display. 1. FOV of most HMDs are around 90 degree horizontally. You may see a higher number like 100 or so, but that is diagonal – confusing marketing statement, huh? 2. 12K video (11520 * 5760) equals to (11520
/ 360)=32 pixel per degree; 3. Pico G2 4K has a resolution of (3840 / 2=) 1920
per eye; 4. Average PPD of Pico is (1920 / 90=) 21.3;
5. Higher center density: In VR, images are distorted
on the screen, see screenshots right here, so that the lenses will un-distort the distortion. See the lines are bent and the pixels in corners
are more compressed than the center ones. The Pico higher center density is around 15%
more – so we get 21.3 * 1.15=24.5PPD 6. If we assume 1:1 pixel mapping, Pico 2G 4K
saturates at a resolution of 24.5 * 360=8820 pixels;
7.Visbit over fit about 10% more pixels for higher sharpness, while still keep aliasing
low enough. Again, watch this video for over fit pixel
concept. Then, do the math, 8820 * 1.1=9702 is arguably
the ideal resolution here, which is 10K without Zoom. 8. Visbit has zoom feature which allows users
virtually move 2 times closer to the pixels with half the FOV. With “VR Zoom”, you may see (9702 * 2=) around19K
of details – it is actually more than 12K. Whoo… lots of numbers. But there you go. We figure out 12K number, together. No more professor Hugh. Well, in reality, how much better? Let’s take some screenshot and check it out. Here we have a screenshot in Oculus Go. Then here we have a screenshot of the same
video in Pico G2 4K with Visibit player. Now I put them side by side. You can immediately tell Pico G2 4K has a
larger FOV. I highlighted a detail area and zoom in 300%. You can read the text BAR on the Pico version
but not really in the Oculus Go version. Also, you see fewer compression artifacts
on the Pico version, and also the skin tone looks more natural due to the extra color
calibration Visbit does base on the headset in use. You see chromatic aberration on the Pico screenshot. Visbit on Pico has a feature called “Chromatic
Aberration Correction”. Basically, it shifts the red/blue colors more
on peripheral area, to compensate the light refraction for different color through the
lens. It may look worse in screenshots, but it will
look much better in the headset. An extra feature Visbit does to make your
footage look better. Now, let’s take a look at the Zoom feature
on Visbit. Now distance details look even better. It is kinda like a 6DoF experience with the
Zoom, give you an entirely new level of information that Oculus Gallery or any other player does
not offer. I have to warn you if you do not capture your
360 videos in at least 10K in sensor level, none of these are useful to you. Stick to your Oculus Go. But if you have a custom rig that can do 12K
or the brand new Insta360 Titan – that can do 11K in monosporic – then you should consider
Pico G2 4K and Visbit. Well boys we did it. Low Resolution 360 videos no more. Thank you so much for sticking around. If you are still here, you just become smarter
than most of the people in the 360 world. So congratulation. Now you can argue with your camera technician
over a pint of beer – b/c you just learn that from your Boy Hugh. Again, this is the last step of your entire
pipeline – the delivery. It is not going to be useful if you mess up
somewhere during stitching, editing, or post-processing. So make sure you check out my other 360 post-production
tutorials and follow the best practices. In the next video, I will review a native
8K VR headset with a 4K display – the skyworth VR headset. It has a powerful chipset that can just play
8K video straight up. And it is a cableless standalone headset. So don’t forget to subscribe and give this
video a like – thank your boy Hugh goes above and beyond to educate you to become a better
VR content creator. And I will see you next time!

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  1. complex info on the PPD, have to watch it again (or 3x) to better understand… what I'd like to see is a headset with wider FOV, something like 130 or 150 degrees instead of 90. This may require more processing power and a more pixel-dense screen but would really improve immersion.

  2. Uhh the Go is more comfortable for the client than the Quest…? There's nothing worse than the virtual world being stuck to your face when you move around a little or even just lean forward or backward in 3DoF, that can be nauseating. I would take a much more comfortable 6DoF experience being a little front heavy for the short amount of time they they would be using it.

  3. You always have amazing videos and 360 content!! I’ve learned SOOO MUCH from you and you knowledge! Keep up the phenomenal work Hugh😎🤙

  4. A great review with some really useful information – 'looking forward to your next review that you mentioned. 🙂

  5. great video! i have an insta360 evo and shoot in 5.7k. due to the much higher resolution will the video look much better in pico?

  6. I want to order one for my small business in germany. But I cant find any source that sells it. Ive contacted Pico but no answer yet.

  7. love your video and i am learnng a lot even from the comments. i am having a hard time to understand the quality of 5.7k vr180 in oculus go vs pico g2 (or hp reverb) . as the insnta360 evo resolution is 5760*2880 so about 16m pixels while the oculus go 2560×1440 so only 3.6m pixles and pico is 3840 x 2160 so about 8m pixels (like the hp reverb). So even the pico (or hp reverb) shouldn’t have enough resolution to support the insta 5.7k resolution. And as such pico should have a much better video quality then the oculus go and less screen door effect. Where am I wrong?

  8. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Excellent video. You say it only worth to use the G2 if we shoot in 10k? I though we could use it for videos shot in 8k with the Pro 2 to view it in 8k. Oculus can only play videos stitched in 4k (3D). Would I be able to play videos stitched to 8K 3D resolution? If yes, than it worth to get the G2. Or you may say it is not much of a difference? [I can't wait to have my first client Hugh, but the UK is still fast asleep to VR. They do not know what they are missing and it drives me nuts.]

  9. In case someone thinking of buying from Pico I may save you some time. I have a company offering creating 3D videos (they only talk to companies). They replied to me saying: "Thank you for your interest in Pico, at this time we are only providing devices to other enterprises who make commercial applications. We are not able to offer a compelling product for the consumer market or retail distribution". So I am not sue how our boi Hugh got one, and what's the point of having one when you cannot get one for your client or any of your apps end users. By the way on their website there is a photo of a girl mocking about in a VR Headset in front of their friends who are seated on a sofa in a flat, they are 18-22 years old. So which one of them is supposed to be a commercial application enterprise owner? I do not get this company, what they agenda is, but we will see for sure. For now back square one to the Oculus Go. At least you can buy that as you wish. What do you think of this?

  10. Love your videos as always Hugh! But … please don't call Visbit's delivery foveated. It has nothing to do with the fovea, which is the part of your eye that perceives high resolution. Foveated rendering delivers a higher resolution to the fovea than it does to the rest of the eye, and it requires eye tracking, full stop. Visbit's doing something else – delivering different levels of resolution depending on *head rotation*. This should properly be called "viewport-adaptive" rendering or streaming. Please help keep our industry's terminology from getting confused!

  11. I now have one, but I’m worried about how limited I am with sideloading apks. Pico says only their own sdk can be loaded onto the headset. Also can’t play YouTube VR. Visbit monthly fee maybe the killer. Way too much to spend for my small company. I may have one for sale in the near future. Great videos Hugh. Your an inspiration.

  12. Thank you so much for putting high quality, useful information out into the world! More videos/creators should be like this.

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