by John Foldi ·Posted 01/09/2023
In the ever-growing VR category, CES 2023 was the home for industry powerhouses and independent startups alike, showcasing new ideas and updating the world on new VR offerings for the upcoming year. Sony dropped some new info on the imminent PSVR2 launch, Lenovo is blurring the lines of reality with Project Chronos, in-car VR company Holoride wants to take you away while you’re driven around, and startup Dolami has a solution for interacting in the metaverse. What’s a Metaverse? You may have encountered the term before this article, each time
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 01/05/2023
Canon’s ambitious moves in less-talked-about imaging spaces like PTZ and 3D seem to be coming together finally. At CES 2023, Canon revealed a more complete ecosystem and product lineup that has real-world uses for up-and-coming markets like 3D rendering, virtual/mixed reality systems, and enhanced live event coverage or streaming via PTZ camera setups. Suddenly, that interesting RF 5.2mm 3D VR Lens for the
0 Views ·Posted 12/30/2022
Jabari Holder tests the Matterport MC300 Pro3, a camera that allows for immersive 3D tours of commercial and residential spaces. This 3D camera is perfect for real estate photographers since you can create 360 virtual walkthroughs and floor plans using Matterport's software. 0:00 - Introduction 0:59 - How It Works and Specs 4:09 - Final Thoughts Click to see the results from Holder's test run.
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 02/08/2022
Realtors, contractors, and DIY homeowners now have a new tool for documenting existing spaces or updates to ongoing projects in 3D/360˚ form. Introducing the Axis Capture Assist Motor Mount―Matterport’s cost-effective capture option that uses your smartphone, opening the 3D “walk-through” virtual-tour process door to small/medium business owners, such as independent realtors, smaller retailers, and part-time vacation rental hosts. For larger enterprises, the Axis mount offers a
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 10/06/2021
It has been awhile since we announced a stereoscopic lens (and, yes, of course we sell them!), but this new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens will have Canon-toting creatives excited for the prospects of capturing 180° 3D imagery for virtual reality (VR) applications. This is Canon’s first product dedicated to VR capture and, according to Canon, “the world’s first interchangeable lens capable of enabling stereoscopic 3D 180° VR
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 08/09/2021
Today, Facebook announced upgraded versions of the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset that will feature new storage options and a new silicone facial cover. The upgraded Oculus Quest 2 will now feature a minimum of 128GB of internal storage, which is twice as much as the original 64GB minimum. 256GB remains the maximum amount of internal storage available. The new models will also include a new silicone facial covering. The updated
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 05/26/2021
In the span of a few short weeks, Oculus has released not one but two major software updates for the Oculus Quest 2. Firmware versions v28 and v29 unlock several new features and modes for the popular VR platform, including wireless PC streaming via Air Link, 120Hz support, and the new “Live Overlay” feature—just to name a few.
0 Views ·Posted 04/14/2021
Doug Guerra puts the HP Reverb G2 to the test in this hands-on review. This VR headset boasts 4320 x 2160 total resolution, dual 2.89" LCD screens, 90 Hz refresh rate, 114° field of view, and more. What are your thoughts on this virtual reality headset? Tell us about them or ask us questions in the Comments section, just below.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/28/2022
It’s been more than two years since the Oculus—er, Meta—Quest 2 debuted. Since then, a lot has happened; a lot of things have changed. Above image: Created with Painting VR Case in point: the Oculus Quest 2 is now the Meta Quest 2. The base model now comes with 128GB of internal storage—twice as much as the original. Welcome to the Metaverse. The
0 Views ·Posted 05/16/2020
Insta360 has streamlined the entire VR production process with their 360 cameras, from the palm-sized Insta360 ONE X to the cinematic standard 11K Insta360 Titan. In this workshop, Insta360 gives you a rundown on the fundamentals of VR.
by Eric Calvi ·Posted 04/06/2020
Designed for audio engineers, game sound-designers, AR/VR producers, and 3D audio pioneers, the new Spatial Mic from Voyage Audio is a professional second-order ambisonic VR microphone capable of single-wire connectivity to a computer or mobile device. Voyage Audio Spatial Mic Kit Ambisonic Microphone with
by Staff Writer ·Posted 09/11/2019
VR video shooting requires a support system that is both sturdy and easy to carry and, let’s face it—carrying 50 pounds of tripod to remote locations is just no fun. BUSHMAN panoramic takes on this challenge with its Amarula VR Carbon Fiber Tripod, along with other accessories. Weighing less than two and a half pounds, yet capable of supporting 26.5 pounds, the Amarula is easy to carry, set up, has a maximum height of nearly 5
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted 03/29/2019
It's always a dilemma when your production takes you off the grid to places your cameraperson can't reach, so CINEGEARS has released two new RC gimbal cars to help you get that elusive, remote shot. The 4 x 4 All-Wheel Drive X and the VR Cube gimbal cars can help your camera navigate difficult or dangerous terrain safely and
by Ronald Francis ·Posted 03/13/2019
Just announced, the Insta360 EVO is a foldable ultra-compact camera that captures 360-degree spherical VR images when folded closed, and 180-degree 3D images when open. When folded, the EVO has a sleek, square form and provides a lens on the front and back, allowing you to shoot immersive 360-degree videos and photos. It measures about 2 x 2 x 2" in this mode, small enough to keep in just about any pocket. For 3D mode, the rear
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/21/2019
Ambisonics seems all the rage these days—and, why wouldn’t it? A format that lets you hear utterly immersive audio, one that expands the capabilities of VR, video games, and more? Yes please! To that end, ZYLIA, a relatively new company, has fashioned a simple solution for capturing Ambisonic recording: the ZM-1, a microphone with 19 capsules that allows for 24-bit digital recording. Combine this mic with ZYLIA software, and you can record music, Foley, sound design, and more in an immersive way. This software, along with the mic, is available