On July 18, Kandao is launching two professional 3D 360 cameras — the high-speed Obisidian S (6K 3D @ 60fps) and the high-resolution Obsidian R (8K 3D @ 30fps). Besides their high resolution and speed, these cameras have unique features.
Here are the current specifications:
– six lenses
– six 12mp Sony BSI CMOS sensors
– Aperture: f/2.2 (Obsidian S) or f/2.8 (Obsidian R)
– resolution: 5760 x 5760 (Obsidian S) or 7680 x 7680 (Obsidian R)
– live streaming: 4K3D or with servers, up to 6K3D or 8K3D
– ISO 50 to 6400
– Dynamic range: 10 stops for video or 12 stops for photo
– powered by a single Ethernet cable (for power and data)
– 14.5cm diameter x 9.3cm height
– 1.1 kg
The Obisidan cameras have unique features that differentiate them from the competition such as:
1. The capability to generate a depth map. This capability is still in an experimental phase but among other things, it will enable users to add true 3D effects, for example text that floats in between a near object and a far object. With third party software it is also possible to create a 6dof (six degree of freedom) experience.
2. Stitching that is depth-aware and can recognize and prioritize people, architectural structures and motion. This means that people will not be split up. In the sample video on their website, for example, a woman dances in front of a fence. The stitching algorithm correctly maintains the visual integrity of the fence and the woman as she moves.
3. An easier workflow. A single ethernet cable transfers the files from the individual SD cards into your desktop and allows you to store and process them. Stitching can be a one-click process.
4. 6-channel microphone, stereo line-in, and spatial audio support (with Zoom H2n synchronization)
As reported by ImmersiveShooter.com, the Obsidian S and Obsidian R will each be available for $10,000 on July 18 at kandaovr.com (not crowdfunded) for delivery in August. In the meantime, Kandao has already delivered cameras under their Pioneer Program.