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WHAT IS THE DESTEK'S VIEWER PROFILE

 

What is the Viewer Profile? What does the Viewer Profile do? Why do I need a Viewer Profile for your DESTEK VR Headset? How does it work? How do I set it up? These questions will be answered here.

The Google Cardboard project is open source and works with any phone and size.

The issue arising from the compatibility with any phone is, that phone sizes differ. Some are 4 inches other are 7 inches.

Our eyes and the lenses are however in a defined, fixed place and distance to each other. Adjustable lenses seem to solve this issue, however when you move them, you will see less as you cannot change the distance between your eyes, right?

Also, to split the screen and position the center of the image in either half is no solution as well. It needs to be dynamic based on the size of the phone's screen. Otherwise the image would seem out-of-focus. As the app on the phone knows the size of the screen and the approximate distance of your eyes, the only information missing is the distance of the lenses. This information is contained in the Viewer Profile code.

Even though the Viewer Profile looks like a QC-Code it is NOT scanned with a normal QR-Code reader.

It is scanned through apps that contain the Google Cardboard code.

At this point of time, all virtual reality apps should have that code. How you setup your DESTEK VR Headset with DESTEK’s Viewer Profile can be found below.

 

HOW TO SET UP MY PHONE WITH DESTEK VR HEADSET?

All you require is a Virtual Reality app on your phone and our Viewer Profile. If you do not have an app yet, download the Google Cardboard App (Google Cardboard App for iOS), as it explains quite well what to do. To show how it is done in a more general example, we will use the YouTube app you may also have already on your phone.

When you view VR videos via Youtube App.

1. Open your YouTube app and look for a 360° video, for example "Great White Sharks 360 Video 4K"
2. Wait until the video plays and enter the VR mode by clicking the icon on the bottom right


3. Click now on the gear wheel on the top right


4. Click on "Switch Viewer"


5. Scan the viewer profile that can be found on the viewer itself, usually at the back of the front cover of the VR headset.


6. Done. This only has to be done once.

When you view VR videos via Google Cardboad App.

By a similar method to above.

2 comments

  • Hi, we detected a VR screen flickering/flashing issue in iOS 14

    In most cases, restart your iPhone or update the VR app to check if the issue has been resolved.
    If the issue persists, this may be due to the developers of this app have not yet upgraded it to fix the issue, please try to use a different app.

    Jarming
  • Why is my VR app just going in circles all over the place. I can’t use the app or my headset

    April

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