Recently, NextVR announced their new product which they called “Virtual Reality Digital Camera System“. For your info, NextVR is a pioneer in immersive, high-definition virtual reality technology for live and recorded experiences. Previously, it was known as Next3D.
This advanced camera system from NextVR is for filming the ultra high definition, 360-degree 3D virtual reality video content for the mass market. It will definitely help movie makers, film producers and broadcasters to capture and produce HDVR (High-Definition Virtual Reality) content. I think this is a good time for content creator kind of product since lately we have been bombarded with various head-mounted display type of products.
About NextVR Virtual Reality Digital Cinema Camera System…
This system is a 360-degree stereoscopic array of high resolution and high dynamic range digital cinema cameras. These specially arranged cameras is used to capture immersive, ultra high definition stereoscopic video and spatial audio for virtual reality displays.
This VR camera rig is using six linked Red Epic Dragon cameras which are arranged to provide a 360-degree view of the surrounding environment. Although there is no camera for up and down view, but the cameras used are fitted with fisheye lenses which are able to expand the viewing range. Below is how the camera system looks like. It looks kinda like a bulky Lego set to me…
The technology behind this latest NextVR system is partially based on the existing 3D camera and video technologies that the company’s engineers and producers designed for use in films like “IMAX Journey to the South Pacific3D“, “Underworld” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides“. Well, with this new kind of technology, I wonder how the experience will be like when watching the 360-degree 3D virtual reality movies. For more info, you can read it at:
1) The Official NextVR Website.
2) “NextVR Announces the World’s First Virtual Reality 360-Degree 3D Digital Cinema Camera System” from PRWeb.
3) “Virtual Reality Camera System uses 6 Red Dragons to make 360-degree video magic” from Engadget.