VR and 3D http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/vr-and-3d/feed.rss Sun, 28 May 17 23:47:12 -0600 VR and 3D en-CA VRDL360 new VR camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17032/vrdl360-new-vr-camera Sat, 27 May 2017 14:09:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17032@/talks/discussions

  • Photo resolution will be 7K
  • Video resolution at 3K
  • Live streaming at 3K
  • Storage on Micro SD up to 128GB

Kickstarter in June

Samsung Gear 360 camera, 2017 version http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16676/samsung-gear-360-camera-2017-version Sun, 02 Apr 2017 06:30:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16676@/talks/discussions image

Samsung’s New Gear 360 Introduces True 4K Video 360-Degree Content Capture

Updated Design, 15MP Photos and Live Stream Capability Make VR and 360 More Accessible and Easier to Share

Samsung Electronics America Inc. today announced a new Samsung Gear 360, a 4K resolution 360-degree camera, expanding Samsung’s overall virtual reality ecosystem. The new Gear 360 offers enhanced features for producing high-quality content, including a streamlined workflow. Gear 360 is lightweight and compact, with a refined and accessible design to enable everyone to capture life as it happens.

“As consumers turn more to video to share their experiences, we want to deliver accessible and innovative products to make digital content easier to create, share and stream. The Gear 360 is no exception,” said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The updated Gear 360 continues to expand the horizons of what consumers can experience and share.”

Enhanced Features for High-Quality 360 Content Creation

For the first time, the Gear 360 offers video recording at up to 4K resolution, letting consumers capture and share moments with friends and family. Equipped with 8.4-megapixel image sensors, the Gear 360 can also capture 15MP high resolution images.

When paired with the Gear 360 application, users can control the camera remotely as well as stitch, edit and share content on the go. Whether creating a 360-degree video or still image, users can access various viewing modes, and editing tools to use on their own content.

Always Stay Connected with 360 Social Live Broadcast

Gear 360 introduces real-time content sharing. When Gear 360 is paired with a compatible smartphone, the new device lets users share their moments at 2K resolution to platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Samsung VR*.

Expanded Compatibility for More 360 Experiences

Gear 360 is compatible with a selection of third-party accessories through the universal mount on the base of the device. The latest edition of Gear 360 is compatible with Samsung flagship devices including the newly released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge. Gear 360 offers greater compatibility with iOS devices and Windows®/Mac® computers.

Samsung VR viewing recommended on mobile app or desktop

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) Product Specifications

  • Two CMOS 8.4-megapixel fish-eye cameras
  • Image Processor - DRIMe5s
  • Dual Lens - 4096x2048 (24fps)
  • Image - JPEG
  • Dual Lens stills resolution: 15MP
  • Video - MP4 (H.265)
  • Audio Codec: ACC
  • Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
  • Memory microSD card (Up to 256GB) – sold separately
  • Video, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video, Landscape HDR
  • IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth v4.1
  • USB 2.0 (Type-C)
  • Dimension 100.6x46.3x45.1 mm
  • Weight 130g
  • Battery 1,160mAh Li-ion
  • Compatibility Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge, *Android 5.0 or later, iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, *iOS 10.0 or later, Windows, macOS
Garmin Virb 360 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16969/garmin-virb-360 Fri, 19 May 2017 07:01:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16969@/talks/discussions image

  • 5K video
  • Waterproof up to 10 meters
  • 360 spacial audio
  • Wi-Fi
  • Captures other data such as temperature, altimeter


ION360 U - new 360 degree camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16991/ion360-u-new-360-degree-camera Tue, 23 May 2017 08:55:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16991@/talks/discussions

  • 8Mp VR photos
  • 4MP VR videos, up to 2 hours internal storage
  • compatible with iPhone7/7 Plus and Samsung S8/8+


VR Headsets have issues with sales http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16975/vr-headsets-have-issues-with-sales Sat, 20 May 2017 08:03:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16975@/talks/discussions

Virtual reality was supposed to be the next big thing, but headsets haven’t exactly been flying off the shelves. The question is, why?

There were $1.48 billion in VR hardware sales in 2016, according to SuperData Research. That is far from the $12.65 billion the research firm is forecasting for 2020. That estimate has come down, and there is still reason to question whether VR will get there.

In March, digital marketing research firm Thrive Analytics asked the question to internet users who weren’t interested in owning a VR headset. The survey, as summarized by eMarketer, showed many of the expected reasons: the headsets were too expensive, lack of virtual reality content and poor quality of what was out there, and fear of motion sickness.

The biggest chunk, some 53%, said they were “just not interested.” Perhaps actual reality is difficult enough.


Xiaomi Yi Mijia Sphere 4K VR camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16679/xiaomi-yi-mijia-sphere-4k-vr-camera Sun, 02 Apr 2017 18:53:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16679@/talks/discussions image

  • Spherical field of view
  • Photo maximum size is 23,88Mp, 7000 x 3500p
  • 3.5K resolution for videos
  • Ambarella H12 LSI
  • Price similar to Samsung and Theta - $270
  • IP67 water resistance
  • 6-axis stabilization
  • Available by the end of April.
  • 1700 yuan, $250
Google to release a standalone DayDream VR headset http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16963/google-to-release-a-standalone-daydream-vr-headset Thu, 18 May 2017 06:11:47 -0600 PauloTeixeira 16963@/talks/discussions I'll have a Qualcomm chip in it. It'll most likely have an Android Operating system.


They are partnering with HTC and Lenovo. First headsets should be released by the end of this year.

More info might be revealed in this live stream.

Vuze 3D VR camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15072/vuze-3d-vr-camera Thu, 12 May 2016 09:05:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15072@/talks/discussions

$799, comes of extra stuff for preorders


Kodak PixPro Orbit360 VR 4K Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16307/kodak-pixpro-orbit360-vr-4k-camera Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:16:53 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16307@/talks/discussions image


  • Dual 20MP CMOS sensors
  • Three multi-view angles:
    • 360° Spherical View: Two integrated curved lenses 155° + 235°
    • 4K Full frame View (Front Mode) w/197° super wide angle lens
    • Hemisphere View (Globe Mode) w/235° angle lens
  • Facebook™ and YouTube™ 360° Photos & Videos
  • Supports microSD card up to 128GB


JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, announced today its 2017 line of digital cameras and devices, featuring an expanded offering within the highly popular and growing 360° VR interactive camera category. This year's lineup will include the brand new KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K VR Camera, adding yet another option to the award-winning KODAK PIXPRO 360° VR camera family within the highly regarded KODAK PIXPRO brand.

Further expansion of the highly regarded 360° VR Camera category within the 2017 KODAK PIXPRO lineup is proof of JK Imaging's commitment to video enthusiasts worldwide. The expanded line includes the addition of a third 360° VR camera to their popular KODAK PIXPRO lineup, joining the award-winning SP360 4K that has been embraced by creative visionaries and content creators worldwide. The ORBIT360 4K will enter the market with a base MSRP of $499US and will follow the existing KODAK PIXPRO 360° models with optional bundles that include valuable accessories and complimentary PIXPRO software for editing and stitching on Mac and PC's. All KODAK PIXPRO 360° VR camera models are YouTube™ compatible for 360° interactive videos and Facebook™ compatible for 360° photos and videos. The new ORBIT360 4K is aimed at passionate consumers looking to capture their adventures, travel and special moments with 360° video and photos to broaden their options when it comes to capturing memories and sharing them on the go. KODAK PIXPRO cameras are available on: https://store.mypixpro.com.


JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced the next generation KODAK PIXPRO 4KVR360 Camera, a compact, single-body design to target the rapidly growing 360° VR video consumer market.

The 4KVR360 adopts a minimalist and stylish approach to an all-in-one 360° VR camera, with two 4K fixed focus lenses housed on either side of the futuristic camera body. Each lens is designed to work in tandem, to capture and automatically stitch full 360° 4K video* and easily upload 360° photos and videos to Facebook™ and 360° interactive videos to YouTube™ via the camera’s smart device app on the go.

“The 4KVR360 will join our award winning 360° VR camera line up and is the third 360° camera added to the KODAK PIXPRO portfolio,” said Mariame Cissé, Marketing Director for JK Imaging Ltd. in EMEA. “We are continuing to innovate and lead the interactive 360° VR camera market and are committed to providing multiple devices and options to not only consumers, but also to professional content creators when it comes to choosing a quality 360° VR camera based on their specific needs.”

JK Imaging is no latecomer to the 360° VR party and is considered one of the industry pioneers to bring one of the first 360° VR cameras to market over 2 years ago. As the VR market continues to take the tech sector by storm, JK Imaging is positioned as one of the leading companies to watch. Armed with world-class, hardware and software engineers, their dedicated product planning continues to push the envelope and evolve the 360° VR space.

Award winning hardware is not the company’s only strong suit. JK Imaging takes a very unique approach, by not only developing a streamlined process to capture and share VR videos directly to social media, but also offers value-add accessories and software with their cameras, which is another key differentiator from other companies in the VR camera space. All KODAK PIXPRO 360° cameras in the line include complimentary PIXPRO Editing and Stitching software for both Mac™ and PCs and include an assortment of useful camera accessories and mounts with each camera bundle at no extra cost.

With more and more consumers becoming increasingly tech savvy and personally engaging on a day-to-day basis with 360° videos on their social media feeds and more, they are looking for not only better video quality solutions, but also easier set up and simplified options to multi-camera rigs and countless hours of editing and stitching.

The 4KVR360 features two 20MP CMOS sensors and uses a Micro SD card (up to 128GB, class 10 or higher) to record 360° photos and videos. The 4KVR360 camera incorporates Wi-Fi® and NFC® compatibility for smart device apps to control and view the camera’s feed remotely. The 4KVR360 also features Bluetooth® compatibility in an optional remote control device that can be worn or mounted to the camera’s optional accessories for even easier control for the camera.

JK Imaging anticipates availability of the new 4KVR360 in the first quarter of 2017. The 4KVR360 base model will retail for 499€ and the company will continue to provide their customers with optional bundles that will include useful accessories and software designed to work in tandem with the 4KVR360 camera

Z Cam S1 Pro 360 camera, m43 sensors http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16692/z-cam-s1-pro-360-camera-m43-sensors Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:56:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16692@/talks/discussions Just sample is available for now

Honor VR 360 and Insta360 cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16793/honor-vr-360-and-insta360-cameras Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:10:51 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16793@/talks/discussions image

“We’re thrilled to partner with Huawei to grow the global community of 360-degree and VR creators,” said JK Liu, founder and CEO of Insta360. “Like us, Huawei is committed to reinventing photography, and they believe in our products as the best way to introduce users to the future of the camera.”

It is copy of Insta360 Air

Yi 360 VR camera, 5.7K video at 30fps http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16798/yi-360-vr-camera-5.7k-video-at-30fps Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:45:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16798@/talks/discussions image


  • Two fisheye lenses 220 degrees each
  • Two 1/2.3-inch 12-mp Sony IMX377 sensors
  • Ambarella H2V95 processor
  • Unmatched video at 5760 x 2880 @ 30fps or 2560 x 1280 @ 60fps
  • Photo 5760 x 2880
  • In-camera stitching at 4096 x 2048 @ 30fps video and 5760 x 2880 photo.
  • Wireless streaming at 2560 x 1280 @ 30fps, 6-13 mbps bitrate to YouTube, Facebook, Weibo or other
  • Shutter speed up to 30 seconds
  • Time lapse mode
  • 75 minutes battery life while recording at 4K.
  • Uses Micro SD cards
  • Removable battery
  • Micro HDMI port
  • USB C port
  • 102x53.2x29.6mm
  • 170 grams
  • $399
  • available in June

More info and preorder https://yitechnology.com/yi-360-vr-camera

360 VR for Most of Us: the Kodak 360 4K Kit http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15006/360-vr-for-most-of-us-the-kodak-360-4k-kit Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:58:59 -0600 markr041 15006@/talks/discussions The GoPro 360 VR kit is $5,000. The workflow is incredibly complex, requiring synchronization and stitching of 6 separate videos (6 sd cards) and a very powerful computer. It is heavy and cumbersome.

It would appear that the best prosumer alternative is the Kodak 360 4K kit - two cameras shooting 4K. It is $899, and comes with an RF remote that starts and stops both cameras, free stitching software and the frame you need to shoot 360 with the two cameras. You set them to shoot at 2880x2880 (that is 4K if you do the math), and then the software synchs and rec-linearizes. It is small and light and can be set up in seconds.

Here is what a 360 video from the cameras looks like so you can see the quality:

Be sure to select 4K for viewing (regardless of what you are viewing on).

Insta360 Pro 8K VR Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16312/insta360-pro-8k-vr-camera Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:49:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16312@/talks/discussions image

Insta360 Nano VR compact camera for iPhone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16774/insta360-nano-vr-compact-camera-for-iphone Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:40:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16774@/talks/discussions image

  • Works with iPhone 7, 7 plus, iPhone 6/6S, 6 plus/6S plus
  • Dual 210 Degree Fisheye Lenses
  • Portable size
  • Can be used without phone
  • 360 video - 3040x1520 resolution @ 30fps
  • Real-time 360 video/photo sharing on Facebook/WeChat
  • Live streaming
  • Free app
  • 360 player/studio/plugin
  • Comes with VR cardboard box
  • $199 retail, but sales happen from time to time
  • https://www.amazon.com/Insta360-Nano-Seamless-Stitching-iPhone7/dp/B01FY8CHIA
Yi HALO, 3rd Yi VR camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16800/yi-halo-3rd-yi-vr-camera Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:51:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16800@/talks/discussions image

YI Technology and Google Unveil YI HALO at NAB 2017

The Most Advanced Stereoscopic, 360-Degree, Virtual Reality Jump Camera For Professional Creators And Filmmakers, Now Available For Pre-Orders

LAS VEGAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- YI Technology, the leading, international provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, today unveiled YI HALO, a next generation virtual reality (VR) camera built with Google's Jump technology. YI HALO meets even professional VR creators’ and filmmakers’ most challenging demands. By combining the most advanced capture technology and stitching with ease and versatility, creators can see everything, go anywhere, and create vibrant, immersive VR stories and experiences with confidence.

“Virtual reality provides incredible new opportunities for creators,” said Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology, “but it also poses a whole new level of challenges. To truly meet the promise of VR, the image quality, capture and stitching needs to match the immersive experience. To be truly active, you have to be able to shoot when and however you want, from many points of view, and without worrying about losing power; and you have to know it will just work, in your control, now and in the future. That is why we spent so many personal hours researching, perfecting and stress-testing the YI HALO. And why we are so excited to see what today’s amazing creators will do with what is now the most advanced VR system out there.”

"We announced Jump in 2015 to make high quality VR video easier to create; streamlining capture, post production, and playback processes," said Amit Singh, VP of Business for Google VR. "Since then, Jump has helped produce immersive, compelling work, and we're excited to see what's possible using YI's next generation cameras."

YI HALO is the highest fidelity 360-degree capture solution for maximum stereo effect, fidelity and immersion. It consists of 17 camera units including the Jump platform’s only up-view camera unit, allowing users to experience a scene in every direction without missing a thing. Built by the same engineers who created the acclaimed YI 4K and 4K+ action cameras, the YI HALO’s mechanical structure, hardware, firmware and software have been thoughtfully designed to deliver the highest level of imaging technology. Leveraging industrial design, electrical, firmware and optical engineering yielded a product that generates high quality 8K x 8K, 360º stereoscopic VR video at 30 frames per second, or 5.8K x 5.8K, 360º stereoscopic VR video at 60 frames per second.

YI HALO is the most versatile 360-degree capture solution allowing demanding creators to shoot easier, longer and from anywhere. It has a 100-minute battery life, pulling only 50 watts, but also works with AC and alternative power sources. It weighs less than seven and a half pounds, including the battery, and is easy to mount and easily portable. It comes with clear, simple Android, WiFi remote controls, previewing and automated Jump stitching.

Finally, YI HALO is a complete solution for 360-degree capture; it has been designed and tested to be durable, reliable and future-proof, undergoing over 100,000 hours of stress tests. It features a state-of-the-art, thermal design and a complete built-in screen system for easy control of camera settings and functions. It is a modular camera rig making it easy to upgrade or add new components as they become available in the future. Finally, users will be covered by a customer support package and one-click firmware upgrades based on direct user feedback.

YI HALO is only one of YI’s advanced 360-degree video solutions unveiled today at NAB 2017. The company also announced today the consumer-grade YI 360 VR camera, the only camera to offer 360-degree capture up to 5.7k and automatically video/picture stitching in the device.

See and experience YI’s two new products, YI HALO and YI 360 VR, at NAB 2017 in the Virtual & Augmented Reality Pavilion, Booth N1121VR. Or go to http://www.yitechnology.com/yi-halo-vr-camera to find out more and sign up for pre-order.

Additionally, the company will also present products at the Sixteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the Brasila Ballroom at the Rio Hotel.

Driftwood 360 camera array http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16836/driftwood-360-camera-array Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:33:09 -0600 alcomposer 16836@/talks/discussions Just found this on youtube. Keep up the great work @driftwood. (Very interested to find out what the "secret" genlock project is! :-)

Samsung back in camera business http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16818/samsung-back-in-camera-business Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:56:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16818@/talks/discussions Samsung 3D 360 camera



Acer Holo 360 camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16820/acer-holo-360-camera Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:39:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16820@/talks/discussions image

Specs not available for now.

Ricoh Theta 4K http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16781/ricoh-theta-4k Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:07:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16781@/talks/discussions image

Ricoh today announced it will be showcasing a prototype of its newest Theta 360-degree camera, capable of capturing high-resolution 4K video in a single shot, at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show, April 24-27, in Las Vegas. The camera will be featured at the Ricoh booth, C11139, located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In addition to capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second, the new camera will enable 4K 360-degree livestreaming, and a built-in 4-channel microphone will record spatial "surround-sound" audio.

The new camera is expected to be launched later in the year.

Ricoh offers the industry's most extensive line of spherical imaging cameras, known for their high image quality, sleek design and ease of use. First introduced in 2013, Theta cameras allow consumers to record fully spherical images that show the entirety of a scene in photos or videos. The camera line's combination of small size, high quality imagery and incredible functionality are a result of Ricoh's many decades of experience in advanced imaging and optical technologies. The company has long been a leader in professional printers and copiers, and is known for its high-quality optics and optical components. A key achievement with the Theta series is an ultra-small twin-lens folded-optical system capable of capturing two wide-angle images and then marrying them into a single spherical image.

FeiyuTech G360 gimbal http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16729/feiyutech-g360-gimbal Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:07:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16729@/talks/discussions Special gimbal for 360 vr cameras


$349 at https://www.amazon.com/FeiyuTech-Panoramic-INSTA360-Samsung-FDR-X3000/dp/B06Y4452M3/


GoPro Fusion, spherical 5.2K camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16778/gopro-fusion-spherical-5.2k-camera Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:23:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16778@/talks/discussions image

"Fusion is just that, the ability to capture every angle simultaneously…as though you had six GoPro cameras fused into one," said GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. "Whether filming for VR or traditional fixed-perspective content, Fusion represents the state-of-the-art in versatile spherical capture."

Fusion’s 5.2K resolution enables a new OverCapture creative solution that gives content creators the flexibility to produce conventional non-VR video and photos in HD-quality 'punched out' from the spherically captured angles.

They opened pilot program now at https://gopro.com/fusion

Boxfish 360 Micro Four Thirds camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16733/boxfish-360-micro-four-thirds-camera Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:13:55 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16733@/talks/discussions image

Very far from being cheap.


CAMEO360 Smallest Dual Lens 360 4K Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16694/cameo360-smallest-dual-lens-360-4k-camera Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:42:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16694@/talks/discussions image

Flick Labs Inc. offers early bird discounts on the ultimate life hack, the CAMEO360 - a pocket-size camera with easy to use one-button control to photograph your best moments with a free accompanying app that makes capturing, editing and sharing content simpler than ever before

Flick Labs Inc. has launched the world’s smallest dual lens 360° 4K active camera, the CAMEO360, on Kickstarter.

The CAMEO360 is a pocket-size camera that allows users to easily explore their creativity and tell their story through a different lens, providing users a trouble-free approach to social sharing and commercial connectivity.

The cutting-edge design of CAMEO360 and its new Flicksee app allows users to share within the community, eliminating the confusion sometimes caused by sharing on many platforms. The app connects CAMEO360 to the user's smartphone while shooting, so the smartphone screen serves as a live viewfinder.

Creator Roland Nguyen wanted to save sharers and content creators from the time-consuming task of shooting with multiple or bulky cameras and having to load and edit on multiple sites.

“There are many high-quality cameras, but many are expensive, bulky and very inconvenient to carry around,” Nguyen said. “There are also many social media channels available to us today that can be very time consuming when it comes to editing videos and managing multiple platforms. We embraced these two issues and created a versatile, high-quality pocket size camera with easy-to-use features – along with our own social media platform. This makes it easy for CAMEO360 users to create and share their creation in our community and other social media channels.”

Product Features for the CAMEO360 Camera include:

  • Live video preview on Smartphone Screen (smartphone becomes viewfinder for camera)
  • 4K / 24 FPS Video
  • 24 MP Photo
  • Wifi 5G + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Live Streaming
  • Advance Video Stabilization
  • Ready to View Auto video Stitching
  • Expandable Battery Input
  • Easy Upload and Sharing
  • Flicksee Social Media Community
  • Waterproof Case
  • Motion Time Lapse
  • VR + Camera Remote Enable
  • The iOS- and Android-ready simplicity of the Flicksee app make mobile sharing and monetizing nearly effortless.

Flicksee App features include:

  • A Community Sharing Platform
  • Dual Chat Capability
  • Easy Video Editing Tools
  • Personalized GIF System
  • SynCam Video Calling
  • Monetization/Transaction Capability
  • For more information about CAMEO360 and the Flicksee app, visit the Kickstarter Campaign Page.


3D 3K 12-bit RAW camera project http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8944/3d-3k-12-bit-raw-camera-project Mon, 02 Dec 2013 06:18:00 -0700 zcream 8944@/talks/discussions Why?

I have decided to shoot my next film in 3D. For this purpose, I can use a Panasonic Z10000 camera with 1080p @ 25P and 24P. The 4:2:2 lossless signal can be recorded with a BM Ultrastudio to dual Prores streams. However, 3D presents some challenges in post production. Upsizing 3D is a no-no as this may causes various violations in the 2 streams. Also, any jerkiness in 3D makes the viewer feel dizzy - a sensation similar to sea-sickness. The alternative is to shoot in a higher res and use a zoom and pan-scan in post to simulate movement. The HIT can be adjusted in post to add to the simulation of movement. http://realvision.ae/blog/2011/04/stereoscopic-3d-cinematography-zooming-in-3d/


In another project, an inexpensive USB3 Flea3 FL3-U3-88S2C-C camera by Point Grey was used as a 4K RAW camera project.

A statement was made that using binning, 2K @ 60 fps RAW footage displayed minimal rolling shutter. This post indicated that 200 MBps is the limit that the Flea3 cameras have for bandwidth.

This camera can output 12-bit RAW at 24,25 fps at slightly above 3K. This allows for a resolution budget to allow for stabilizing and post zoom and pan,scan actions. Thus, I can keep my camera steady on a tripod while filming and worry about dolly moves in post. This allows for 3K in 12-bit RAW or a low rolling shutter 2K at 12-bit RAW.

More Details?

The lenses used in actual production will be fixed focal length as POV is hard to fix. I will attempt to connect an embedded i7 PC with 3x SSDs - 1 for the OS and 2 for recording each stream using uncompressed RAW. The gfx card does not make a difference - the key point is the CPU. A single recorder is preferred.

Some software options - COTS - Streampix with optional Cineform RAW - 1000/- + optional CF RAW license Norpix recorder Smallpix 2 with 2x SSDs - 2500/- + SSDs

My first attempt is to replicate what Soeren did in his thread and just use the supplied FlyCapture app.

Cesar Rubio has attempted this before.

However, this last approach was done lugging around a bulky PC. I wanted mine to be battery operated and portable.

The USB3 cameras can be used for anaglyph preview using Stereoscopic Player. The embedded PC can be controlled remotely using VNC or Remote Desktop.

Options for data rate with uncompressed RAW -

  • 2048 x 1080 x 12bit, 60fps (199MB/s, binning, full sensor)
  • 3120 x 1754 x 12bit, 25fps (205MB/s, windowed)
  • 3200 x 1800 x 12bit, 24fps (207MB/s, windowed)
  • 3584 x 2016 x 8bit, 25fps (181MB/s, windowed)
  • 3728 x 2096 x 8bit, 24fps (188MB/s, windowed but only very slightly of course)


The camera has good detail and can look cinematic with the right grading. http://ns2.scarletuser.com/showthread.php?2043-Little-raw-cam-side-project&p=40070&viewfull=1#post40070

Lytro VR Behind-the-Scenes http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16540/lytro-vr-behind-the-scenes Sat, 04 Mar 2017 03:03:02 -0700 MikeLinn 16540@/talks/discussions

Samsung Gear 360 camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14628/samsung-gear-360-camera Sun, 21 Feb 2016 15:31:25 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14628@/talks/discussions

Ricoh Theta SC - new 360 camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15874/ricoh-theta-sc-new-360-camera Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:45:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15874@/talks/discussions image


Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. today announced it has added a full-featured, affordably-priced mid-range model to its pioneering line of Theta 360-degree spherical imaging cameras. Merging advanced imaging capabilities with simplified operation, the new Ricoh Theta SC is designed to appeal to the growing numbers of consumers interested in capturing and sharing 360-degree photos and videos.

Market demand for cameras that capture immersive imagery is on the rise, and experts predict that devices required for augmented- and virtual-reality experiences—such as 360-degree cameras and VR headsets—will be at the top of consumers’ holiday 2016 gift lists.

Ricoh offers the industry’s most extensive line of spherical imaging cameras, known for their high image quality, sleek design and ease of use. First introduced in 2013, Theta cameras are unique in their ability to allow consumers to record fully spherical images that show the entirety of a scene in photos or videos. The pocket-sized Theta SC is the fourth-generation Theta, joining the award-winning, top-of-the-line Theta S and entry-level Theta m15 series cameras.

Like its predecessors, the Theta SC boasts a stylish and sleek design, lending itself to quick and convenient operation. The camera can be handheld with one-button operation or placed on a flat surface or tripod to be remotely controlled by a smartphone and the newly updated Theta S app. It comes in a range of attractive colors including beige, blue, pink and white for a wide range of users.

The Theta SC delivers the same high level of image quality provided the Ricoh Theta S—with a high-performance CMOS image sensor and large-aperture dual lenses—in a more lightweight package. It captures 14-megapixel, high-resolution stills and records high-definition (HD) video clips up to five minutes in duration, in keeping with consumers’ interest in shooting and sharing short video clips. The resulting spherical images can be easily uploaded to the dedicated theta360.com website; posted and shared via Facebook, Google+, Google Maps and YouTube, as well as shared via Twitter and Tumblr.

With the introduction of the Theta SC, Ricoh is also unveiling an updated Theta S app for iOS and Android devices. The newly updated Theta app is designed to be even easier to use— making capturing, viewing, managing and sharing fully spherical imagery a snap.

“Our goal is that the Theta SC will introduce more people to 360-degree spherical imaging,” said Kaz Eguchi, president, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. “With the growing popularity of immersive imagery, augmented and virtual reality, we wanted to produce a high-quality camera at an affordable price point that appeals to anyone who is interested in capturing and sharing the world around them in this new, exciting digital imaging format.”

Pricing and Availability

The Ricoh Theta SC is now at http://www.ricohimaging.com and retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $299.95 .

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