The stereoscopic panoramic capture rig created to take your audience on inredible joyrneys. You can check out the video created by the camera below.
The quality and stiching is great, but unfortunately we get blind spots at the top and bottom! This seems a little bit dissapointing considering the camera’s price tag and what companies are behind the project like GoPro and Google.
Odyssey is available in a limited access program. You will need to sign up in oder to purchase the camera. It has a $15.000 price tag and is targeted to producers and professionals.
STEREOSCOPIC PANORAMIC CAPTURE
Records immersive 360˚ 3D video with unrivaled depth perspective for realistic playback on VR devices.
Jump assembler technology results in incredibly realistic video capture of up to 8K30.
All 16 HERO4 cameras are synced down to the pixel level to function as one camera.
Ideal for longer recording times and additional power supply in remote locations.
RUGGED ALL-IN-ONE HOUSING
Designed to withstand the rigors of professional use.
ODYSSEY TECHNICAL SPECS
SIZE + WEIGHT
Dimensions: 294.6mm x 65.8mm
Weight: 6.57kg (14.5lbs)
30 NTSC frames per second, 25 PAL frames per second
Output resolutions (via Jump)
2kx2k over under panoramic MPEG4 video with a bit rate of 150Mbit/s
8kx8k over under panoramic MPEG4 video with a bit rate of 600Mbit/s
h.264 codec, .mp4 file format (after stitch)
16 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (rated at 1160mAh, 3.8V, 4.4Wh) 1
Support for external power(AC/DC) via XLR connector
16 internal microphones: Mono
External microphone support: Stereo supported with 3.5mm Mic Adapter 2 (Zoom H2N external recorder kit included)
We added a interesting new camera to our 360 camera list called WeMakeVR-Falcon.
FPS: 60 and 80fps
Viewing angle:360-degree horizontal, 360-degree vertical, so fully upwards and downwards view, without a blind-spot
3D/stereo tech: Native stereoscopic 3D filming, no post-conversion
Power: On-board power-management for longer recording times.
The setups WeMakeVR uses during shoots vary; they got specific setups for filming inside cars, for high, elevated shots, for small, intimate scenes, for crowd-shots, etc. Again, depending on the needs of a specific project we either develop new solutions that we can later use for other projects, or they create one-off solutions if really needed.
WeMakeVR is a pioneering VRX-company (Virtual Reality Experience) that created a stereoscopic camera system and post-production workflow for VR-experiences. This enables us to produce groundbreaking filmed stereoscopic 3D VR experiences with full, unobstructed 360-degree horzontal view, 360-degrees vertical view, and all in stereoscopic 3D imageing.
The Xiaomi Yi action camera was introduced in early 2015. It is similar in many respects to some of the popular GoPro cameras, but costs considerably less (about $70 as of August 2015). Unlike many of the cheap GoPro competitors, the Xioami Yi has an excellent sensor (16 megapixel Sony Exmor R BSI CMOS) and processor (Ambarella A7LS), and is capable of producing excellent images and video. Unfortunately, straight out of the box, its performance isn’t nearly as good as it could be.
This page has more information on how to Hack the Xiaomi Yi Action
Tunnelviziontv created a tutorial showing the workflow to render 360 degree video in 3D Studio with VRAY / Premier PRO and then generating the needed data files that makes it work in YouTube! Very helpful for beginners.
PanoptikonVR released a interesting video showing the workflow needed to shoot immersive 360 video content. They teamed up with a company who helped them build the rig. Erik Caretta the VFX Supervisor on the project claims “it is nothing too complex”. All the files are synchronized, aligned and stiched using software they have developed. The video has to be processed manually and they claim that this get better quality video then automatic solutions. The result is a stereo 3D 360 panorama video.
The rig uses GoPro cameras linked together for syncing. All the cameras are charged by USB hubs. The rig has a fan blowing cool air that helps keep the cameras from getting hot. They claim that a new form of film making is upon us. Stay tuned.
Recently on reddit user thewiseal shared his experience building a 360 camera on a budget! We all know that getting a bunch of GoPro’s is very costly. His rig is based on Xiaomi Yi Cameras and seems to be working quite well. Take a look at the footage he was able to capture:
Some information about the camera rig (post taken from reddit):
I use 18 Xiaomi Yi cameras shooting 1600×1200 @ 60fps.
12 cameras are arranged in a hexagonal configuration, in pairs of 2 separated by 55mm. The other 6 cameras are arranged in triangular configuration, 3 capturing zenith and 3 capturing nadir. I use this configuration to get a much better 3D effect at the zenith than with 2 cameras, and it also helps with nadir patching. The rig itself is an Adobe Illustrator file that I 3D printed for $20. I’ll be uploading the file along with my comprehensive guide.