3DR's Made for Solo program does 360-diploma video on a price range

3DR's Made for Solo program does 360-degree video on a budget

When 3DR introduced its Made for Solo program final October, we knew it was working with Kodak to deliver 360-diploma video to its Solo drone. At the moment at CES, 3DR is displaying off a prototype mannequin of that integration, which provides a hyper-extensive-angle lens to each the highest and backside of the drone, together with some early footage captured with the package.

3DR's Made for Solo program does 360-degree video on a budget

Seen on a Samsung Gear VR headset, the footage was excessive-high quality, however had fairly a couple of tears brought on by dangerous stitching. Kodak’s engaged on fixing that situation proper now, and as soon as it does, the mixture of its package and a 3DR Solo will make for a particularly low cost 360-diploma video drone. The package is predicated on Kodak’s SP360 motion cam, which may be picked up for $250 these days, suggesting this rig will value a good quantity lower than present VR video setups. 3DR does not know precisely when Kodak might be carried out, however it’s hoping the system might be prepared by the top of the yr.

Arising a lot sooner is an attachment from professional lighting firm Fiilex. This one’s slightly easier: it is only a brilliant LED mild that attaches to the drone. As you’d anticipate, you’ll regulate each the colour temperature and depth of the sunshine remotely by way of an app. The use-instances for a light-weight are just about countless, however anticipate this for use for spotlighting in video and occasions. Once more, it isn’t 3DR’s determination when it is launched, however it’s more likely to arrive a lot sooner than Kodak’s attachment (and with out that nasty uncovered wire, we’re informed).

3DR's Made for Solo program does 360-degree video on a budget

Aaron writes about design, know-how, video video games, and no matter ‘tradition’ is meant to be. After chopping his tooth at The Verge, he joined Engadget as a Senior Editor in 2014. In his spare time he enjoys scouring the world for lovely furnishings, taking lengthy walks on the seashore, coaching orphaned dolphins, and making up information about himself.

Ethics: Aaron’s companion is an worker of Ysbryd Video games. As such he has no enter into articles about Ysbryd or its video games. His associate has additionally had fiction revealed by Abaddon Books, which is in the identical group of corporations as the sport developer Riot. As the 2 corporations stay distinct, this doesn’t compromise his capability to cowl video video games created by Revolt.

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