How much does it cost to start a technology company today?
Founders try to secure hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in funding in order to find success. Imagine translating your dream into a thriving technology company with offices, employees around the world, and equipment, starting out with just 300rmb, which is less than $45 USD…
ChicTech media blogger, Irina traveled to Hangzhou to interview our VR technology company, FXG and our founder, Nikk Mitchell.
Irina and Nikk are both very playful spirits who come from abroad, but have developed their careers in China. They communicate fluently in Chinese on a daily basis, and every local who communicates with them is impressed by their fluency in Chinese language and culture.
Let's take a look at the intriguing interviews of two foreigners who have found success in China:
Nikk started out his interview by showing off some of the initial camera prototypes that were built before FXG started to develop our own hardware. Some of them looked very simple, but they all have historical and nostalgic significance.
"It was probably eight years ago, before FXG was founded; I made this model myself and then used it to shoot the first panoramic VR video. From the shabby installation eight years ago to the world's leading VR film-level camera , We have been improving." Nikk told us.
Irina pointed out the various medals and trophies on display in the FXG head office.
Nikk says that these awards belong to the company and are earned by the team as a whole, so everyone should be able to see them at any time, feel the success of their efforts, and nurture their excitement for the future. These awards are very beautiful, and they push us to keep working hard.
Unlike a serious, corporate office environment, FXG has many works of art hanging on its walls.
This was created by FXG's Artistic Director, a Polish artist named Bai Wei. FXG focuses on creating VR video, and holds itself to extremely high standards for the content, not only in the resolution, but also the aesthetics and artistic style nurtured throughout the content. People gravitate towards visually pleasing scenes, and curiosity drives people's natural desire to explore. The FXG team integrated these elements into its content, breaking the conventional stereotyped video format and creating vitality for the VR content library.
Although FXG is a start-up company that has only been established for 3 years, it has a complete VR solution. Everything from hardware for shooting VR videos to software for editing and output.
FXG's video department is very good, so it was able to make an excellent VR travel series, of which the leaders and friends who visited FXG all praised.
Nikk introduced one of FXG’s original teammates in particular: "This is our CTO, Wilson Lee, the main force of FXG's camera development, as you can see. We also have the latest camera under development, temporarily confidential. Maybe half a year later you can come again and we can use our new camera to shoot a video for you!”
During Irina’s visit to the FXG HQ, she experienced the Looking Glass holographic display. With Looking Glass, there is no need to wear an AR/VR head-mounted display, as you can watch 3D stereoscopic content on the display with the naked eye.
There are currently three sizes of displays, 8.9 inches and 15.6 inches are relatively common models, and are very suitable for 3D content developers to use as auxiliary screens. The latest 32-inch, 8K resolution, is also the largest and highest definition holographic display on the market。
Nikk explained why he created an app with a miniature version of him that you can interact with. Irina exploded with excitement as she interacted with his little avatar! She found it to be a very relaxing game.
Nikk took Irina to experience a crossroads between modernity and the past by overlooking Dream Town, where our office is located, using a modern drone.
FXG officially launched the 6DoF Immersive Imaging Laboratory (Lab6 for short) in the spring of 2019, aiming to promote the continuous development of 6DoF technology and content, and to expand its application to various industries such as tourism, architecture, games, movies, and arts.
In the laboratory, there is an influx of neatly arranged cameras and green screens, working overtime to achieve amazing things! The content captured by FXG in the laboratory has been adapted to the latest Looking Glass holographic display and other devices, and it supports the production of three-dimensional models, bullet time and images.
Setting up a company is not that easy.
When Nikk first arrived in Hangzhou, he had only three hundred YUAN in his pocket, and he needed to spend money on accommodations and lodging. When his financial collapse was near, the founder of KAT, along with some of his friends helped Nikk, enabling him the chance to realize his dream.
The past is hard and the future is the constant pursuit of technology and content innovation, but most importantly is the present. VR is inseparable from reality, which is why FXG has always followed the mantra of "capturing reality, creating realities."
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