China’s Insta360 has announced its 8K professional virtual reality camera, the Insta360 Pro, to raise the bar for 360-degree VR films.
The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. The 8K-resolution Insta360 Pro camera is designed for shooting 360 films that can be displayed with virtual reality headsets.
The standalone camera can capture 3D images and videos and is also suitable for livestreaming. It is aimed at professional photo and video creators, as well as non-professionals who demand excellence from the camera they use to pursue their creative visions.
Insta360 Pro uses six independent high-definition lenses. It captures 60-megapixel 360-degree 3D stills and supports both HDR and RAW formats to bring out levels of detail and low-light performance unprecedented in a 360-degree camera of this size.
When recording 4K video, the camera supports up to 100 frames per second. In addition, the VR time-lapse mode adds a new dimension to videos, and the live preview function allows users to get the best angle before shooting.
Insta360 uses real-time image stitching technology and offers both H.264 and H.265 video compression, which substantially improves video quality at the same bit rate.
In advance of our upcoming Cinema Camera Mega Test, our good friend Bart Johnson has posted a behind the scenes look at our test setup and he talked cinematographers, Tim Wilson and Derek Allen about the motivations for doing the test, the methodology, and our ultimate goals.
The Final results for the test are scheduled to be posted Feb 1, 2017 #film1feb1.
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One the biggest limitation in VR/360 cinematography has been motion. The very nature of VR makes it difficult to explain that dude that’s always next to the camera when it moves. The solution: build a remote-controlled, wheeled robot into the base system. That’s just what VroomCam did.
The key was to make the movement feel as natural as human movement, to really sell the feeling of “being there.” This video explains how VroomCam have created both terrestrial and aerial systems that address exactly that.
Imagine having a better view than front row tickets while moving with the game. Nonstop.
Whether a game or a concert, get ready to experience locomotive virtual reality and augmented reality capture by being continuously next to the action through robotics and artificial intelligence. Combining our patent pending gesture replicating technology and light field camera-ready platform, VRoomCam is the world’s first automated and locomotive capture system for sports and entertainment. Goodbye dolly, cranes, jibs and tripods (fixed cameras lead to less than 1 minute viewer time and engagement, not to mention the stratospheric cost of setup and post-production nightmare).