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Lenovo Mirage VR180 actual sample user videos!

Lenovo Mirage camera VR180 sample videos
Lenovo Mirage camera VR180 sample videos

Here is a playlist of some user videos that appear to be from the Lenovo Mirage, the first Google VR180 camera on the market, due for release on May 6.

The videos were taken by Jeremy Chen.  The sample videos include outdoor, indoor, and low light videos.

Because the videos are in Google VR180 format, they appear as flat, non-360 4K videos.  But if you view them on a phone in the YouTube app and tap on the Google Cardboard icon, you’ll see them as 3D 180 videos.

Thanks to John Bez for spotting these samples!  I’ll keep adding to the playlist as I find more samples.  If you found any others, please feel free to post them in the comments below.

Meanwhile, I’ve ordered the Mirage camera and Mirage Solo VR headset and will be posting a review as soon as I receive them.  I will also definitely get the Yi Horizon when it becomes available later this year.  If you’re interested in Google VR180, check out the VR180 group on Facebook.

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  • I downloaded (as SBS 3D) and took a look at one of the clips (the one with the buses) and IQ looks pretty good when viewed on a monitor.

    Headset viewing should be OK. But I think the big problem is most people won’t care to spend another four hundred bucks to view their content. I think that most will prefer to get a low-cost folding viewer for their phone and that will suffice.

    The other problem I expect is people simply not knowing how to compose with such a camera. The samples posted so far – whether from the Yi Horizon or the Lenovo Mirage – are surprisingly uninteresting ! This reminds me when the Fuji W3 came out some years ago and people would photograph flat or faraway subjects with it and expect those to look 3D…

    • Hi Francois. Yes i think the iq looks decent on a monitor.

      Re headset viewing, i agree cardboard will be enough. if they really like it, then they can get a “real” vr headset. or if they’re doctors or lawyers they might get the mirage solo :))

      yes, i think it’s up to us 3D and 360 veterans to lead by example, and create good content, show people how to compose for this exciting new medium!

      Best regards,
      mic

    • Hi Bill. I’ve already talked to Kuula a few times about 3D and they don’t seem to believe in it. However, Veer has flexible viewing options, so i think they may be able to support it. Orbix360 also supports 3D 180 photos, so they might support it as well.

      best regards,
      mic

  • From your list. In the one from inside while driving a car. Did you notice that when the car turned that the camera view maintained the original direction? Is there some type of stabilization in the Mirage?

    • Hi Bill yes i noticed that too. it’s also in the sample of the first video, with the room. So yes it appears there is some type of gyro stabilization. That’s the good news!

      On the other hand, google needs to change the flat view so that it maintains the front heading rather than a fixed compass heading.

      Best regards,
      Mic

    • Mark Qvist answered a similar query in the Insta360Pro feedback group on Facebook. I hope it’s OK to quote him below, Mic?

      “Youtube doesn’t have any standard for 6K footage, so if you upload the Insta360 6K resolution, this will get downscaled to 4K (and below) versions on YouTube. Selecting the 8K option will actually play back in the original resolution, for example 6400×6400 if you uploaded in 3D. So while YouTube does not have a standard label for 6K, it will play back the files in the resolution you uploaded, you just have to select 8K. Counterintuitive and annoying, but it works.”

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