Checking out Google VR area at NAB, and learning more on the Google Daydream VR system. Two new VR 180 cameras from Lenovo and Yi to make video and photo capture easier. I take a look at both.
What is VR 180?
Otherwise known as Stereoscopic Video, or even 3D, These half-spherical cameras are spaced such like your eyes to take in information. The video is then matched together so it can be seen on a 3D device, such as the Daydream VR glasses.
Half-spherical gives you 180 degrees of view – allowing you to turn your head and see more of the event. Panels can be covered where you can choose what to look at and see it just like if you were there.
The Lenovo Mirage camera is expected by May. The camera is 4K VR180, with 16 GB of internal Memory (SD card slot to expand to 128 GB). The device can be controlled via phone for photos, video, and even live streams.
Mirage will be $299 and the Daydream headset will be an additional $399. Pre-Order Mirage here.
The Yi Horizon is also a 4K VR 180 camera that also can take video, photos, and live streams. The added feature is the flip screen for Vloggers to do VR 180. The device will be available later this year.