Google’s high-tech goggles used to shoot New York Fashion Week documentary

Project GlassThe folks at Google are doing what they can to keep their high-tech specs in the news prior to a commercial release next year, if all goes well.

Earlier in the week the company’s Project Glass goggles turned up at New York Fashion Week, with acclaimed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg incorporating them into her show at the annual event.

On Thursday von Furstenberg and Google unveiled a short documentary video (below) shot entirely with Glass, a stylish, slickly-edited four-minute affair comprising various bits and bobs from the New York event. It sure beats the 15-second effort of someone bouncing up and down on a trampoline that was presented to the world back in May.

“Experience the DVF Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week through the eyes of the people who made it happen – the stylists, the models and Diane von Furstenberg herself,” the video’s accompanying blurb reads.

According to Google, von Furstenberg first tried on Glass a few months back at a conference she attended with Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Being “a champion for innovation and effortless design,” the fashion guru von Furstenberg asked to use the high-tech specs at her New York Fashion Show event this week. Brin agreed.

Google’s glasses, which are set to incorporate a number of augmented reality features allowing wearers to pull up information right before their eyes, will be sent to developers early next year to help further enhance the futuristic eyewear.

As for this latest Project Glass video, the picture quality is impressive, though no doubt it’ll be even better by the time they get a commercial release. At the end of the day, though, it’s just a video. It’s the incorporation of augmented reality functionality where these specs could really shine, but for that kind of feature we’re going to have to wait a little longer.

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