Microsoft to capture Obama's Oath in 3D

Microsoft is promising to create "the most immersive and detailed experience of a single moment ever created" by recreating the moment of Barak Obama taking the presidential Oath in 3D.

Using Photosynth software, Microsoft will gather thousands of photographs from CNN - and the public - to capture the moment that Obama takes the Oath of Office.

The Photosyth blog states: "From the vast sweep of the crowd to a close-up on the President's hand on the Bible, every part of this historic scene will be frozen in time and presented in 3D as only Photosynth can".

Those who are attending the event and want to get involved can check out CNN's page dedicated to the collaboration at http://cnn.com/themoment.