VR camera systems have been popping up left and right, but most are super expensive and geared towards professionals.
Now, a company called HumanEyes Technologies is aiming to bring 3D, 360-degree content creation to the masses with a new VR camera dubbed Vuze. Priced at $800, Vuze, which just went up for pre-order, is described as a point-and-shoot camcorder that “renders 3D and 2D VR content in real-time and with a super easy interface.”
Small enough to fit in most pockets, the disc-shaped device boasts eight Full HD cameras, which simultaneously capture images, videos, and sound. Together, the cameras are capable of generating 4K-resolution 360-degree video, which can be viewed on any VR platform, headset, 3D device, or TV.
Another perk of the system: It eliminates lengthy and complicated post-production tasks, as it can stitch with the touch of a button and process footage in “near real-time (one minute of processing for one minute of footage),” HumanEyes said.
At $799, Vuze is, of course, quite a bit cheaper than most VR camera systems, including Nokia’s $60,000 Ozo; GoPro’s $15,000 Odyssey rig; and Facebook’s Surround 360, which would run you at least $25,000 to build. The $800 pre-order bundle comes with the Vuze camera and its software, plus some accessories like a VR headset, selfie stick, tripod, and carrying case.
The Vuze comes in red, yellow, black, and blue; pre-orders started today and HumanEyes expects to start shipping the device this fall. You can rest assured that you won’t have to pay for the thing until it actually ships.
For a list of full technical specs and to pre-order, head here. Also be sure to head over to the Vuze showroom to get a peek at the type of content you can create with this camera.