Kodak's 4K motion cam shoots VR-prepared movies (in a pair)
Spherical movies have been on Fb and YouTube for some time now, however they’re little greater than a novelty. The medium ought to tackle new which means this yr, nevertheless, as soon as excessive-finish VR headsets are available on the market, which is why Kodak is introducing a 4K motion digital camera as we speak. A successor to the SP360, it is a petite dice with a 12.four-megapixel sensor and a dome-ish lens boasting a 235-diploma subject of view. It is designed for VR filmmakers and data in two modes — “international,” which captures an virtually spherical picture 360-levels horizontally and 235-levels vertically, or “entrance,” which gives a extra conventional broad-angle panorama in sixteen:9.
The “international” footage is available in a 1:1 facet ratio, with a most decision of 2880 x 2880 and 30 frames per second. In “entrance” mode, nevertheless, you’ll be able to crank it up additional to 4K (3840 x 2160). To make a very spherical and VR-pleasant movie, you will want to put two of those cameras again-to-again. (In contrast to Nikon’s rugged KeyMission 360.) Kodak can be promoting a handy double-pack which comes with a twin-digital camera mount and software program to sew the 2 feeds collectively. As you may anticipate, the SP360 4K additionally helps an array of decrease-decision video codecs and nonetheless picture modes. There’s constructed-in WiFi connectivity too, which helps you to management the digital camera remotely utilizing an iOS or Android system.
A single digital camera prices $499, whereas the aforementioned double-pack is priced at $899. In comparison with Google and GoPro’s $15,000 Bounce rig, it is definitely a extra pockets-pleasant choice for early VR content material creators.