Microsoft Launches Actiongram HoloLens With George Takei - Dispatch Weekly

September 13, 2016 - Reading time: 3 minutes

To celebrate the launch of Microsoft Actiongram, a mixed-reality filmmaking app, available to HoloLens owners, a small hologram of George Takei in various poses is available for your viewing pleasure.

Actiongram allows a user with HoloLens to be able to tell a story by creating mixed reality movies, easily sharing it to others.

What is Microsoft HoloLens?

Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully self-contained, holographic computer, enabling you to interact with high-definition holograms in your world.

What is Actiongram Beta?

Photo Credit: Microsoft Actiongram

Actiongram allows for new forms of capturing moving images, whether it be resizing, rotating or recording holograms.

The fun aspect is mixing holographic characters and visual effects in your environment that may otherwise take time and specialist knowledge

There are a variety of holograms, including: zombies, dinosaurs, unicorns, historical figures, astronauts and UFOs. Each animation has a different audio effect and movement.

Features of Actiongram Beta

George Takei, actor, aka Sulu from Star Trek and regular guest on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM Radio, has a variety of poses: laughing, saying “Oh myyy!” and sword wielding.

Other themed packs include: Grumpy cat and Nyan Cat (the cat flying on a rainbow from a piece of toast).

Social Storytellers and the $3,000 Hologens developer headset

According to the Jefferies report, 2014, YouTube is estimated to worth more than Twitter with a valuation of $40 billion.

With access to digital technology and video editing, it is now easier than ever to shoot and upload content almost immediately.

Previously, the Hologens developer headset was only available to social storytellers, but now it is on the market for $3,000, which will open up access to new ways of making videos with an exciting “Hollywood” effect.

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