Recently, 360-degree cameras have become more popular and the latest company to announce it is VUZE. It will offer a $799 3D camera with a 360-degree view, which is more expensive than the LG 360 CAM and Samsung 360 camera, but still cheaper than professional equipment. With the increased price, you will get better images and videos from the camera as it has 8 HD cameras for content creation where most other devices have 2 to 4.
Shooting isn’t the only easy part here, but stitching and editing can be done with the click of a button, and it offers near-real-time processing so you don’t spend a ton of time in post-production. The software automatically optimizes output for use on VR platforms, headsets, and other devices.
Pre-orders for this camera have already started for $799. If you place your order now, you will also get a tripod and a VR headset with it, worth $120 at no extra cost.
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VUZE WORLD’S FIRST AVAILABLE 3600 VR 3D CAMERA CONSUMER START ORDERS FOR JUST $799
Point-and-shoot camera, one-button stitching technology, and near-real-time processing enable mass creation of immersive content DENVER, CO May 12, 2016 — HumanEyes Technologies, a leader in photographic 3D, computer vision, and lenticular graphics, has announced new technical capabilities and began accepting orders from VUZE, an innovative 3D camera and 3D 360° VR software that captures and plays 3D and 2D VR content in near real time, with a super simple interface and a single button press. VUZE is priced at $799, less than 3% of Facebook Surround 360 ($30,000) and less than 2% of NOKIA OZO ($60,000), making for a ton of exciting content creation.
Available at www.vuze.camera for $799, the pre-order bundle includes the VUZE Camera and software studio, a VR headset, a custom-designed selfie stick and tripod, a stylish carrying case, and a new handle for alternative ways to hold the device. , Pre-orders begin May 12, 2016, and shipping begins Fall 2016. Although people need to register a pre-order to secure this price and guarantee their place among the first to receive VUZE, no payment will be accepted until the time of shipment.
VR landscape change
The VUZE camera combines cutting-edge 3D and 2D capture technology with 8 Full HD cameras in a convenient point-and-shoot form factor, producing 4K 360 video. VUZE Studio offers revolutionary advances in 360-dimensional content creation with the latest stitching technology, thanks to the patented Adaptive Blending technology, which mimics the interaction of the human eye with the brain to form images in the mind. VUZE content can be viewed and enjoyed on any VR platform, headset or 3D device or TV.
“We are delighted to be accepting orders from VUZE and believe this will help drive the creation of immersive content that all virtual platforms are trying to encourage,” said Shahar Bin-Nun, CEO of HumanEyes Technologies. “Modern VR cameras either require additional editing skills or, in the case of other 3D solutions, require Hollywood-type budgets. With VUZE, we are democratizing VR content creation and making it accessible to everyday consumers.”
VUZE will be a game changer with the following:
- Price: The cost is within the reach of consumers as well as professional cinematographers and videographers.
- Ease of use: Stitching and editing can be done at the touch of a button and with near real-time processing (1 minute of processing for one minute of footage), eliminating the need for time-consuming post-processing. It automatically optimizes output for various VR platforms, headsets and devices.
- Quality: On modern playback platforms, VUZE offers the same level of 3D 360 quality you get with NOKIA, Facebook or Google products at a fraction of the price. With 8 Full HD cameras for 2D content, it has superior quality compared to existing cameras that usually use 2 to 4 cameras.
- Size: Easily portable, lightweight design allows you to create virtual content in the fields of precision and photography and even fits in most pants pockets. No drilling rigs or bulky equipment is required.
VUZE CAMERA — Creating 3D VR content is easy, just point and click
VUZE is built on its own technological architecture and can be controlled by a special application for iOS and Android. Eight Full HD cameras simultaneously capture images, video and sound to provide full stereo and 3600 3D spherical content.
Each camera uses lenses that shoot 1200 horizontal FOV and 1800 vertical FOV, which together generate 4K 360 VR content. Because the VUZE camera can easily generate 3D and 2D content, it’s like having two cameras in one. Its 8 FHD cameras provide some of the highest quality 2D content on the market and greatly reduce the effects of flare and peripheral distortion associated with ultra-wide fisheye lenses.
The camera’s battery and removable SD card allow up to one hour of video capture, while internal processing and compression capabilities allow you to create H.264 HD video files for editing. With a stylish ergonomic design, VUZE is available in red, yellow, black and blue.
VUZE STUDIO — Post-production at the touch of a button
VUZE Studio uses a powerful algorithm that automatically performs many complex editing and stitching functions such as camera calibration, vignette, fisheye and perspective correction, white balance and exposure compensation, and stereo equalization for consistent parallax. This is done in moments and at the touch of a button.
Whether you’re an expert or an aspiring editor, VUZE Studio makes it easy to create and share high-resolution virtual videos. Available for both PC and MAC, it boasts near-real-time processing and near-seamless stitching thanks to a proprietary technology called Adaptive Blending.
Conventional stitching techniques merge images into regular line points, which can cause images to look a little disconnected when they cross detailed or complex objects. Adaptive blending solves this problem by identifying objects that the human eye is referring to, such as rulers, light contrasts, and faces, and then blending around them to create a seamless, stitched image.
This happens in every frame, mimicking how our eyes work with our brains. Just as the brain fills in the information conveyed by the eyes, VUZE Studio combines captured images with intelligence to form the perfect image.
Full specifications of the VUZE camera and software can be viewed here. See examples of content created by VUZE here. If you watch online you will see 2D quality, but in order to experience VUZE in its true 3D beauty, a VR headset is required.