VR and 3D http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/vr-and-3d/feed.rss Sun, 21 Oct 18 13:05:21 -0600 VR and 3D en-CA Insta360 ONE X 360-degree 5.7K camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20524/insta360-one-x-360-degree-5.7k-camera Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:25:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20524@/talks/discussions


  • 6080*3040 (18MP) photos
  • Video resolution
    • 5760*2880@30fps
    • 3840*1920@50fps
    • 3840*1920@30fps
    • 3008*1504@100fps
  • Aperture F2.0
  • Exposure
    • Auto
    • Manual(Shutter 1/8000s-120s, ISO 100-3200)
    • Shutter Priority(1/8000s-2s)
    • ISO Priority(100-3200)
  • 115mmx48mmx28mm(DxWxH)
  • 60 min. battery life continuously shooting 5.7K@30FPS or 4K@50FPS video
  • 90.9g (Without battery) or 115g (With Battery)
Insta360 Adds 180 VR 3D Capture to their Pro Cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20682/insta360-adds-180-vr-3d-capture-to-their-pro-cameras Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:11:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20682@/talks/discussions image

Insta360 announced today at the Adobe MAX conference that it will add support for 180 3D capture and editing with its leading professional VR cameras, the Insta360 Pro and Pro 2. The cameras are the first-ever pro-level VR cameras to offer support for both 180 and 360 capture.

The upgrade will come via a free software update, available both for the Insta360 Stitcher software and for Insta360’s integrated editing extension for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, part of Adobe Creative Cloud®.

“There’s a huge overlap among the creators who are innovating in 180 and the ones innovating in 360,” said Max Richter, Insta360 Head of Marketing. “For the first time ever, they can capture pro-quality content in both formats with one camera and one seamless workflow. Even better, they can shoot both 180 and 360 at the same time from a single vantage point.”

Using the new 180 3D feature, Insta360 Pro and Pro 2 users will have the option to isolate the footage captured by only the lenses necessary to capture a 180 3D video. This footage can be used to easily create a high-quality stereoscopic 180 video for playback in a VR headset, at a resolution of 4K x 4K per eye.

The 180 3D production workflow couldn’t be simpler.


Jaunt goes out of VR market and fires responsible people http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20677/jaunt-goes-out-of-vr-market-and-fires-responsible-people Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:14:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20677@/talks/discussions

We will be winding down a number of VR products and content services in the coming weeks. We will work with our current clients to deliver our existing commitments and manage this transition smoothly and professionally. In addition, this unfortunately means that some of our valued and highly talented colleagues will be moving on.


I like how it sounds... "moving on"... soft.

Lenovo Mirage Daydream Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18697/lenovo-mirage-daydream-camera Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:45:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18697@/talks/discussions

  • Two 13-megapixel cameras
  • 4K at 30fps
  • Stream via Wi-Fi
  • $299 price
Vuze XR VR Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20087/vuze-xr-vr-camera Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:20:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20087@/talks/discussions


Removing Tripod from VR videos http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20583/removing-tripod-from-vr-videos Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:42:49 -0600 MikeLinn 20583@/talks/discussions

Oculus Quest VR Headset http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20518/oculus-quest-vr-headset Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:24:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20518@/talks/discussions


  • 64GB ROM
  • 1600x1440 per eye resolution
  • Spring of 2019 for $399

Proper 3D 180 for VR http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20544/proper-3d-180-for-vr Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:02:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20544@/talks/discussions

RED made 16x8K VR Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20538/red-made-16x8k-vr-camera Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:55:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20538@/talks/discussions image


CES 2018: Kodak Folding PixPro 3D-VR360 and VR180 4K Camera Prototype http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18764/ces-2018-kodak-folding-pixpro-3d-vr360-and-vr180-4k-camera-prototype Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:10:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18764@/talks/discussions

Very interesting camera.

GoPro Fusion VR 360 5.7K camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16778/gopro-fusion-vr-360-5.7k-camera Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:23:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16778@/talks/discussions image


  • 5.2K30 and 3K60 Spherical Video
  • 18MP Spherical Photo
  • GoPro App Compatible
  • OverCapture Allows for Traditional Video Creation from 360 Footage
  • Advanced Stabilization
  • 360 Audio
  • Waterproof to 16ft (5m)
  • Time Lapse Video + Photo, Night Lapse and Burst Modes
  • Voice Control in 10 Languages
  • GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass
  • WiFi + Bluetooth
  • $1000 price

  • OverCapture – Allows to use the 360 video to create a traditional 16:9 video in 1080p resolution, with full control of the perspective.

  • Protune mode: You can set ISO limit and set exposure compensation (+/- 2.0EV).

  • Waterproof up to 16 feet.

  • Voice control similar to GoPro Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session.

  • GPS location tagging

  • Quikcapture: In standby by pressing the shutter button you can quickly capture the moment. Camera automatically wake up the camera and begin recording. Alternatively, you can hold down the shutter button from standby to use Quikcapture with a time lapse photo.

  • Video highlights: You can bookmark highlights in your videos.

  • Intervalometer. The intervals can be as short as 0.5 second to as long as 60 seconds. There is also a separate night lapse photo mode that can take sequential photos with long exposures. This can help create photos of star trails.

  • Voice activated remote: Fusion is compatible with the Remo waterproof voice activated remote for the Hero5 Black.

  • Recording while charging. The side door can be removed to make it easier to connect a USB cable while recording.

  • TWO micro SD cards slots.

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

AR/VR Headsets sales will rise around 30%, maybe http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20498/arvr-headsets-sales-will-rise-around-30-maybe Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:04:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20498@/talks/discussions image

Yet recent numbers did not align fully with this predictions.

Firefox Strange VR Browser http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20455/firefox-strange-vr-browser Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:53:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20455@/talks/discussions

Insta360 Pro2 VR Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20276/insta360-pro2-vr-camera Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:25:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20276@/talks/discussions

Oculus Go - $199 VR headset http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17993/oculus-go-199-vr-headset Sun, 15 Oct 2017 04:38:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17993@/talks/discussions image


  • Uses standard WQHD 2560X1440 LCD smartphone screen
  • Uses outdated Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Cheapest optics
  • $199 price
  • Available - early 2018

In other words it is absolute entry level VR experience with simplest games and videos only and highly visible pixels.

Boris Continuum VR http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20360/boris-continuum-vr Sat, 01 Sep 2018 12:49:57 -0600 zcream 20360@/talks/discussions Does anyone have the giveaway version of Boris Continuum VR ? I missed out and its now 199$

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


  • 1/2.3" sensor
  • 12MP
  • Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Recording at
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 56 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • Only presents white balance
  • No stabilization
  • Multiple mikes
  • 2 lenses 190 degrees F2 optics
  • 60-1/25000 shutter
  • 19GB internal memory
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac + Bluetooth LE
  • USB 2.0
  • Waterproof with optional case
  • 45 x 131 x 23mm
  • 121 g
  • $429
  • Preorder at
Magic Leap http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20261/magic-leap Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:32:45 -0600 MikeLinn 20261@/talks/discussions

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

Cheap 1080p 3D camera with proper interocular distance http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20260/cheap-1080p-3d-camera-with-proper-interocular-distance Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:13:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20260@/talks/discussions image

Two 1080p cameras synced and attached to USB with lenses you can choose.

Price around $82-85 shipped.


If you like more autonomous solution - they have 720p 3D camera for smartphones


And even with proper color



Marine Imaging Technologies Hydrus VR http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20184/marine-imaging-technologies-hydrus-vr Sun, 05 Aug 2018 11:24:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20184@/talks/discussions

Marine Imaging Technologies (MITech), a revolutionary underwater optical imaging company, has revealed HYDRUS VR, their new 8k underwater cinematic virtual reality system. Created to push the envelope of underwater VR for the next generation of storytellers, HYDRUS VR incorporates the newest version of the famous SONY low-light camera, the UMC-S3CA, and custom SLR Magic E-Mount lenses to provide unparalleled dynamic range and clarity. While virtual reality as a storytelling method is on the verge of becoming mainstream, MITech’s HYDRUS VR was designed to offer that same experience in an underwater environment, both for the audience and the storyteller.

“Cinematic VR is the next step in a continually evolving artistic struggle to not just show people unique underwater landscapes and the stories within them, but to also immerse and transport them in a way that captures their imaginations and senses on all levels,” says Evan Kovacs, founder of MITech. “As passionate fans of cinema, we couldn’t be more excited about the possibilities that HYDRUS VR holds for creating immersive stories about and all aspects of our underwater world.”

HYDRUS VR was over two years in the making. Conceived and designed in 2016, the prototype was built in the Cape Cod facilities in 2017. After discussions with SONY, the camera array was redesigned to facilitate the soon to be released SONY UMC S3CA, their popular UMC cinema camera with their newest low light sensor. By March of 2018, production partner Digital Quilt was stitching test footage of reefs off the Cayman Island and HYDRUS VR has just returned from the Isle Royale in the Great Lakes.

HYDRUS VR was designed to be simple and intuitive, allowing the storyteller to focus on the subject and the story. It can be diver operated, but with a depth rating of 300m, it can be incorporated onto underwater robots as well. Some features include:

  • 8-12K stitched spherical and 3D resolution
  • A custom control system for camera presets, on-the-fly exposure control, and a visual sync point for all cameras.
  • Real time monitoring of the primary camera or multiple cameras.
  • Visual and audio alarms for vacuum loss and water intrusion.
  • “We are very excited to help tell interesting stories and work with our partners to create an unforgettable experience, an experience that will make audiences feel inspired to cherish, save and protect -- and even one day visit -- these underwater environments,” says Kovacs.
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

Top Ten 360 Cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20154/top-ten-360-cameras Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:23:41 -0600 MikeLinn 20154@/talks/discussions

Kandao Qoocam Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20147/kandao-qoocam-camera Sun, 29 Jul 2018 13:25:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20147@/talks/discussions image

Unusual camera transformer, check more at http://360rumors.com/2018/07/kandao-qoocam-unboxing-photos-revolutionary.html

Insta360 ONE official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17521/insta360-one-official-topic Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:00:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17521@/talks/discussions image

  • Two lenses, fully spherical field of view
  • Photos 24 mp (6912 x 3456). Supports RAW format.
  • Video resolution - 3840 x 1920, 30fps or 2560 x 1280 @ 60fps. Supports LOG format.
  • Live streaming resolution - up to 4K 3840 x 1920. Works with YouTube, Facebook, Periscope / Twitter, Weibo.
  • 6-axis gyro-based image stabilization
  • 1/4 tripod connector
  • Lightning connector for iPhone version
  • Micro SD up to 128GB; 8GB Micro SD card included
  • Can be controlled by smartphone via Bluetooth
  • Compatible with GoPro action mount accessories
  • Drone mount and waterproof case as options
  • Android variant coming soon
  • Preorder for $299 at



RICOH THETA Plug-in Store Running Now http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20126/ricoh-theta-plug-in-store-running-now Wed, 25 Jul 2018 06:05:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20126@/talks/discussions

RICOH THETA V owners can now "customize" their 360-degree camera with new functionality via downloadable plug-ins from new online marketplace

TOKYO, July 23, 2018 -- Ricoh today announced the RICOH THETA Plug-in Store has gone live. The new, online marketplace makes available downloadable software plug-ins that provide new functionality for the RICOH THETA V fully spherical camera, such as wireless live streaming, remote camera control, automatic image uploads and much more. Starting today, plug-ins created by Ricoh and such organizations as Sony, NTT DOCOMO and HoloBuilder can be downloaded from the site.

The plug-ins are being created by members of the RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program, which allows third-party developers to create their own Android^™^-based software plug-ins for the RICOH THETA V, a camera capable of capturing fully-spherical 4K-equivalent video and high-resolution still images. Based on the open-architecture Android operating system, the RICOH THETA V is unique among 360-degree imaging cameras in that its functionality can be further expanded by installing plug-ins.

"The new THETA Plug-in Store helps us serve our customers with technology solutions that directly impact their bottom line," said Mostafa Akbari, CEO of HoloBuilder, which joined the Plug-in Partner Program to build innovative, secure and user-friendly applications for the construction industry. "We are thrilled that Ricoh is providing this flexible, customizable system for developers to get 360-degree technology solutions out quickly and proud to announce our first RICOH THETA Plug-in: HoloBuilder 360 SiteStream. This is the world's first 360-degree livestreaming application that helps general contractors and owners monitor construction site progress from a first-person perspective, in real time."

Ricoh kicked-off the RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program last month, with a website that provides easy access to tools and online support. Since then, many developers have joined the program, and five third-party plug-ins are currently available from the store. Three new plug-ins developed by Ricoh are also available.

Ricoh intends to continue to add capabilities to the development environment to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.

New Plug-ins created by third-party developers

Device WebAPI Plug-in


NTT DOCOMO, INC. (Development framework provider) (https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/)

GClue, Inc. (Application developer) (www.gclue.com)

NTT DOCOMO has created new functionality for the existing WebAPI plug-in (developed by GGlue) that enables it to collect information from and control the function of the RICOH THETA V's built-in sensor. The Device WebAPI Plug-in conforms to OMA GotAPI specifications, which builds a WebAPI on the RICOH THETA V device and enables function access via a common WebAPI on other devices such as smartphones.


Developer: Sony Corporation (www.meshprj.com) 

MESH is a platform of app-enabled smart triggers that can transform everyday objects into smart devices that can be controlled from a phone or tablet. The new MESH plugin for RICOH THETA enables direct control of the RICOH THETA V via a MESH block.


Developer: EVRYPLACE (www.evryplace.com)

EVRYPLACE Sync allows for seamless uploads of images created using RICOH THETA V camera and the EVRYPLACE app. Using the plugin, individuals using the EVRYPLACE editor can get instant updates on their projects. They can choose 360 images on RICOH THETA V, open the EVRYPLACE app, and then upload these directly from the camera to their project. EVRYPLACE is ideal for real estate sales, delivery documentation, insurance documentation, training material updates and more.

HoloBuilder 360 SiteStream

Developer: HoloBuilder, Inc. (www.holobuilder.com)

HoloBuilder's 360 SiteStream plug-in gives construction companies 24/7 access to view construction sites in 360° through livestreaming (Livestreaming duration depends on usage environment). Users can set up a RICOH THETA V in mission-critical locations on a construction site and then remotely zoom into the project from anywhere to see what is going on in real time. The plug-in allows adding an infinite number of 360-degree livestreams. The plug-in is part of HoloBuilder's reality-capturing solution, which enables integration of livestreams into existing HoloBuilder projects to combine all visual site documentation.


Developer: Everywoah (www.fita.io)

Fita is a plug-in suite that enables RICOH THETA V owners to connect to Google Cloud Storage. As an onboard RICOH THETA V camera plug-in and a companion Android or iOS app for your device, Fita allows the RICOH THETA V to upload media to a connected Google Cloud Storage^TM^ account for optimal workflow and team collaboration for 360-degree photo and video workflow over Wireless LAN.

New Plug-ins from Ricoh

  1. Wireless Live Streaming: allows for wireless fully-spherical live-streaming on YouTube^TM^
  2. Automatic Face Blur (Beta): provides facial recognition and enables faces to be blurred for privacy/security reasons
  3. File Cloud Upload: automatically uploads images saved on the RICOH THETA V to Google Photos^TM^ via a router

You can learn about the other plug-ins that Ricoh is planning to upload in this web page:


Samsung 360 Round camera with 17 lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18019/samsung-360-round-camera-with-17-lenses Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:33:44 -0600 PauloTeixeira 18019@/talks/discussions image


  • 17 cameras with f/1.8 lenses
  • 1/2.8-inch 2K sensors
  • 6 internal microphones
  • 2 external microphone input jacks
  • Video resolution: 4096 x 4096 @ 30fps in 3D (4096 x 2048 per eye) or 4096 x 2048 @ 30fps in 2D.
  • Live streaming: 4096 x 4096 @ 30fps in 3D (4096 x 2048 per eye) or 4096 x 2048 @ 30fps in 2D.
  • uses SD cards or external SSD
  • Connectivity: LAN or USB Type C
  • gyrometer and accelerometer
  • includes an app for controlling and streaming, and another app for viewing. Requirements: see below.
  • IP65 dust and water resistance
  • Dimensions: 205 x 205 x 76.8mm
  • Weight: 1.93 kg
  • available October 2017 in the USA

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduces the 360 Round, a new camera for developing and streaming high-quality 3D content for specialists and enthusiasts who demand a superior virtual reality (VR) experience. Announced at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC 2017), the Samsung 360 Round uses 17 lenses—eight stereo pairs positioned horizontally and one single lens positioned vertically—to livestream 4K 3D video and spatial audio, and create engaging 3D images with depth.

The 360 Round’s durable, compact design features IP651 water and dust resistance for use in everyday weather conditions and a fanless design to reduce weight and eliminate background noise. With additional features, including PC software for controlling and stitching and expandable external storage2, the 360 Round provides long lasting shooting for any sized job.

The growth of 360 content platforms, such as Samsung VR, Facebook and YouTube, as well as the spread of 360 videos through major media, has increased the need for high-quality 360 videos among VR professionals and enthusiasts. The 360 Round is the first product to meet these needs by combining high-quality, 360-degree imagery with advanced 3D depth at a reasonable price compared to other professional 360 cameras.

“The Samsung 360 Round is a testament to our leadership in the VR market. We have developed a product that contains innovative VR features, allowing video producers and broadcast professionals to easily produce high quality 3D content,” said Suk-Jea Hahn, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics' Global Mobile B2B Team. “The combination of livestreaming capabilities, IP65 water and dust resistance and 17 lenses makes this camera ideal for a broad range of use cases our customers want—from livestreaming major events to filming at training facilities across various industries.”

The Samsung 360 Round combines high-quality images with a durable design and a content management software solution that allows VR directors to transform virtual reality through a complete set of advanced features.

High-Quality 360 Content

The 360 Round offers high-quality 3D images with a 4K camera, thanks to 17 paired lenses that capture a 360-degree view for a full 3D experience. In addition, the 360 Round enables live streaming with little-to-no latency3 and broadcasts easier than ever, with one-step stitching and control software provided by Samsung.


The Samsung 360 Round uses a uni-body chassis designed to reduce heat, removing the need for a cooling fan and minimizing size and weight. The compact design helps eliminate excess noise and reduce power consumption for hours of continuous shooting. Additionally, the 360 Round is IP651 dust and water resistant, making it an ideal choice for capturing content in the most challenging environments. With expandable connectors and ports, the 360 Round is designed to easily and quickly connect to additional equipment, such as an external mic, and storage for saving large files.

The Samsung 360 Round will be available in October in the United States before expanding to other markets over time. For more information please visit http://www.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/galaxy

2018 Elrow Town 8K 360 video http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20016/2018-elrow-town-8k-360-video Thu, 05 Jul 2018 18:09:51 -0600 MikeLinn 20016@/talks/discussions

Honor VR 360 and Insta360 Air cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16793/honor-vr-360-and-insta360-air-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

Wunder360 S1 - 3D reconstruction camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20002/wunder360-s1-3d-reconstruction-camera Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:49:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20002@/talks/discussions