Kanda 3D Virtual Reality Camera

Kandao a fairly new name in the industry just announced a new camera. The company is from China where the VR industry is getting wide spread. The price point of this camera makes it a product that can compete with the big guys. To give you perspective this is 1/10’th o the price of a Nokia OZO.  

Kandao Obsidian 3D VR Camera

KanDao Obsidian 3D Virtual Reality Camera
Designed for the content creators, Obsidian combines state-of-the-art hardware and software to free the creators from the technical drudgery and focus on the creative creation of the immersive 3D VR video experiences.
http://www.kandaovr.com/

Opublikowany przez KanDao na 1 kwietnia 2017

Obsidian 360 camera offers a seamless one click solution to stiching video it captures.  The Obsidian actually comes in two variants: the Obsidian R captures 360-degree photos in 8k resolution and creates 8k/30 fps or 4k/60 fps 3D-360 videos. The Obsidian S, meanwhile, is optimized for high frame rate shooting, capable of producing 4k footages up to 120 fps.

According to Kandao’s co-founder and CEO Chen Dan, the Obsidian can stitch footage at one frame per second, more than twice as fast as other software. He says Kandao was able to achieve this by leveraging Facebook Surround 360’s calibration code to prove Kandao’s own algorithm.

 

 

The camera is made up of six lenses designed and inspired from true human vision system. The company claims that their solutions frees the content creators from tedious post-capture processes while still preserving the details and dynamic ranges of the scene. Seems cool, right?

The company is trying to get people to test out the new camera and it is offering a special Pioneer Program where creators can apply to get special deal for testing out the camera.

Kandao Technology Ltd. Co. focuses on virtual reality technology research and development, providing patented end-to-end solutions for virtual reality video capturing and live streaming. As the only Chinese company capable of live streaming 3D high resolution panoramic video, we provide a complete and competent suite of products to bring virtual reality experience to a wide range of users.

How to shoot in 3D 360 all you need to know

Devidsupertramp a famous YouTuber known for pushing the limits of creating original high quality content has got his hands dirty with many 360 cameras. He created a short video explaining the differences between the 360 camera’s he uses. Each camera has its own pros and cons. Learn more here:

Update! His newest production was shot on goPro Odyssey. His video uses immersive 360 VR 3D technology and it is best viewed on a VR headset and mobile device with headphone. Be sure to check it out below:

 

How to add 360 photo / video to a WordPress site?

WP-VR-view is a clever 360 plugin for WordPress developed by Alexander Tumanov and allows to easily add Photo Spheres, 360 video to WordPress websites!

We will be testing out the plugin with our own 360 content soon! Check out the video that shows how to do it step by step on your own WordPress blog:

For more information head visit the authors pages on Facebook, GitHub

First GoPro Omni reviews are up!

Some time ago GoPro released news about the GoPro Omni Rig. Genlocked cameras packaged in one box are now in the wild and some users have already got the first demo rigs for reviews.

Jeremy Sciarappa has posted on his YouTube channel a complete review of the new system:

Check it out it seems like a complete product but still has some limitations. Shame its not a 3D 360 out of the box, but I guess we will have to wait for that a little longer?

Source img: The verge

 

How NOT to shoot in 360

YouTube Creators program released a cool video that people new to 360 film making should check out. It outlines the basics limitations of 360 cameras and talks about how the audience may feel  for example if you put the camera on a selfie stick and carry it next to yourself. Turns our if you want to have the camera in motion its a good idea to shoot in car. Check it out!

One of our first 360 videos was shot in a car, take a look. Beware its in Polish 🙂

Captured in 360 Degrees by Vogue Rodney Mullen New Tricks

Rodney Mullen, who three decades ago invented many of the tricks on which modern skateboarding is based, steps inside fashion photographer Steven Sebring’s revolutionary 360 studio for his first major release of footage in 12 years, including several never seen before moves. Watch the exclusive short film Liminal here.


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Rodney Mullen Debuts New Tricks, Captured in 360 Degrees

Featuring: Rodney Mullen
Director: Steven Sebring

Kodak sp 360 4K camera mount 3d printed + Xiro Drone

Long time no posts! I have been busy trying to work out how to mount 360 cameras on a consumer drone. As it turns out its possible! I was worried about that the Kodak sp 360 4K dual cameras will be to heavy for a drone like Xiro to get some lift!

Design was done in Autodesk 123D free modeling software.  I first looked at some other 3D printed drone dampers and remixed for using the Kodak 360 4K mount. If you find this interesting or would like to 3D print your own drone mount for 360 cameras please let me know in the comments below! 🙂

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Samsung Gear 360 camera at the Oscars

Popular vlogger Casey Neistat published a 360 video showing off Samsung’s new Gear 360. From what we can see quality is better then Ricoh Theta but stiching is still far from perfect. Enjoy Leo getting a Oscar. In 360. What great cool times we live in, eh?

The project was initiated by Samsung PR that reached out to Neistat to film the event. Do you think this kind of documentary vlog style 360 videos will catch on? Only time will tell.

Hugvr is the easiest way to livestream 360° video

Norikazu Takagi CEO of Ducklings Inc. living in Japan is making “The easiest way to 360 degree livestream service. Currently supporting Ricoh Theta 360 cameras, soon Gear 360 and  Nikon Keymission & Vuse support is planned.

We reached out to him and asked a few questions. His story is that he would want to attened his grand-sons wedding but he cannot move from bed. Many people may be in a similar situation where they would like to be part of something but cannot because of physical distance. Hugvr letts users easily stream and (coming soon) embed 360 video is about to change that. Head on to HUG(β): https://hugvr.com/and have a look how 360 livestreaming currently works. The company is based in Japan.  http://ducklings.jp/

Norikazu asked about what does he think about the current 360 cameras and what can be improved for user experience replied:

In the next two years, the function will be greatly improved.
A lot of people will have as in the previous digital camera that smartphone will be released. Image quality and FPS will be improved, then users can good experience with HMD .

360 videos and camera build log. Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR 3D stereoscopic development