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Vuze 3D VR camera
  • $799, comes of extra stuff for preorders

    http://vuze.camera/

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  • Unfortunately many of the 360VR cams coming out now have very low DR, (especially considering that they are capturing sky, sun, trees, shadows, everything). As long as peoples expectations are realistic they are great for what they are intended for. But don't expect A7sII Sensors.

    This is one giant upside for lightfield capture. Image reconstruction can work around lesser quality cameras given good software.

  • The era of 3D 360 VR movie making just became a consumer reality at this year's Cannes Film Festival, with Summertime, the first 3D VR short to be shot with a consumer camera debuting at Next Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes. It was shot with VUZE, the world's first consumer 3D 360 VR camera and software studio, which also begins pre-orders today at the remarkable price of $799 (US). VUZE is unlike anything currently available thanks to its ability to capture both 3D and 2D VR content using a point-and-shoot camera. It also eliminates the need for lengthy post-production as it is able to stitch, edit and deliver VR videos in moments and at the touch of just one button.

    Available at http://www.vuze.camera for $799, the pre-order bundle includes everything a person needs to capture and relive every part of the world around them in breathtaking detail. While people need to register a pre-order to secure this price, no payments will be taken until shipping begins in the fall. The bundle includes:

    • VUZE camera – a sleek attractive design within a point-and-shoot form-factor makes VUZE incredibly easy-to-use. Highly portable, lightweight and ergonomically designed, VUZE can fit into most trouser pockets!
    • Software Studio - offering near real-time processing and state-of-the-art stitching and at the push-of-a-button.
    • VR headset
    • A purposely engineered "selfie stick" which cleverly transforms into a tripod
    • Detachable, multiple purpose handle for additional holding options
    • Stylish carrying case for easy transportation and safe keeping

    VUZE is a game changer for VR. It is like having two cameras in one, since it can easily generate 3D and 2D content and can seamless switch between both outputs. With 8 Full HD cameras for 2D content, it boasts superior quality to existing 2D 360 cameras, which typically use 2 to 4 cameras. Costing just $799, VUZE is truly a consumer option and at a fraction of the price of current 3D VR cameras that include the Nokia OZO ($60,000), the recently announced Facebook Surround 360 ($30,000) or Google Jump ($15,000).

  • "Available" and "pre-order" are kind of contradicting words in the most relevant of above sentences. Let's see the hardware tested, also under non-perfect conditions, by independent testers, and than decide :-)

  • Available for preorder :-)

  • I went to the Vuze "showroom" and played the 2D videos they uploaded. I watched selecting "4K" resolution via YouTube and Vridio (on my 4K monitor). The resolution in all the videos I watched is very low - seems noticeably lower than that of the Samsung Gear 360 videos and especially the dual Kodak 360 4K videos - and there are obvious stitching problems. The videos I watched were the Florida Tour, the Purim Parade (many stitching artifacts) and the Outdoor Concert. For example, watch the second violinist (curly hair) in the concert video and see what looks like a bizarre alien arm due to a stitching problem.

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  • Selected by NASA and National Geographic, the Vuze VR camera is now out of this world…literally

    Vuze camera has just arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) to capture exclusive VR footage

    London, December 4th 2017; The Vuze VR Camera, the world’s first 3D-360 degree virtual reality camera that captures professional quality video combined with 3D audio at an accessible price, is now on board the ISS.

    Selected by NASA and National Geographic and sent to an altitude of 408km above the Earth to join astronauts on board the orbiting ISS, the Vuze VR Camera will be used by Expedition 53 astronaut Paolo Nespoli (@astro_paolo) of the European Space Agency to capture VR footage for a new National Geographic series called “One Strange Rock”. Nespoli will use the Vuze camera to create VR experiences of life inside the space station, allowing everyone here on earth to join in the action and experience what it’s like to be in space, through cinematic 4K, 360 VR.

    One Strange Rock is a documentary showing the story of Earth as it’s never been seen it before. Coming to National Geographic in 2018.

    The camera was sent into space on the Cygnus cargo spacecraft along with 3,500kg of cargo which included a variety of science experiments, technology demonstrations, Holiday gifts from the astronauts’ families and the ingredients for their Thanksgiving dinner.

    Shahar Bin-Nun, CEO of Humaneyes:

    “This is an incredibly exciting time for us. We are delighted to have been selected by and associated with two of the world’s leading and most adventurous organisations. Partnering with NASA and National Geographic for this project will result in some incredible footage captured by our VR camera, showcasing its true potential.”

    Key features of the Vuze VR Camera include:

    • Eight full HD cameras simultaneously capture dynamic 360-degree VR video or stills in stunning 4K per eye resolution
    • Four internal microphones create a 3D audio field
    • Simple, one button operation with integrated remote control via Wi-Fi and mobile app (iOS and Android)
    • Up to two hours of video capture on a single charge
    • Automated software offers not only simplicity, but the industry’s fastest rendering of VR content with near real-time processing (one minute of rendering for one minute of recorded footage – dependent on system GPU). The software is now available for PC, and coming soon for Mac
    • View and share 3D or 2D content online with YouTube, Facebook and others, or via any major VR platform and HMD
    • Portable, lightweight design, and available in yellow, red, black and blue
    • The Vuze Camera is available now for £895 at www.Vuze.Camera
  • Vuze camera improvements:

    1. Manual exposure (you can select the ISO from 100 to 1600, and the shutter speed from 1/60 to 1/1000, both in one-stop increments).
    2. Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments. This can be set independently for each of the four pairs of lenses. There is an icon in the middle that seems to be designed to allow you to adjust all pairs in the same way but when I tried using it, it didn't seem to link the exposures.
    3. Horizontal level sensor. 3D 360 videos must be viewed in a headset which means it is even more important to shoot with a level horizon. Vuze doesn't have a gyro stabilizer but it now has a horizon indicator on the app.
    4. True photo mode. Previously, when you use Vuze for its photo mode, what it actually does is take a short. video, and you were supposed to use a framegrab from that as a photo. Now, Vuze has a true photo mode and you can even use manual exposure or exposure compensation with it.
    5. A new 4K 2D @ 60fps mode.  To my knowledge, this is the highest resolution 360 video at 60fps among consumer 360 cameras.
    6. A new preview mode that shows all four lens pairs at the same time (although only one pair is shown live at any given time - the others are static until you tap on one of the lens pairs to switch to that. For some reason, however, the preview doesn't work correctly for photos (instead the non-live previews all show the identical pair). For videos the preview mode works as designed.
    7. The Vuze VR Studio desktop app was recently revised to be able to adjust the stitching distance manually for each pair of lenses.
    8. The desktop app now allows for adjustments to highlights, shadows, exposure and color.
    9. The desktop app now allows export in Prores for higher quality.
    10. There is now a Mac version of the desktop app.
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