LucidCam, a 4K 180-degree 3D camera, is launching today with a 15% discount! Here’s why you might want one.
Google’s VR180 is one of the hot topics now, but the concept of a front-facing 3D 180-degree camera wasn’t originated by Google. In November 2015, LucidCam launched as a crowdfunded camera that could capture front-facing 3D 180 videos in 4K resolution. Here’s a video of the concept:
It took much longer to deliver to their customers than they originally planned but the final product actually exceeded the original specs. It was originally going to have 1080p per eye video resolution. The actual final product has a resolution of 4K 30fps per eye. More importantly, they did finally finish delivering to all their backers last week.
Here are the key specs:
– photo resolution: 4K per eye
– video resolution: “4k 30fps per eye”
– f2.2 aperture
– 180 degree field of view
– 1.5 hour battery life
– stereo audio.
– Live streaming
– 32GB internal storage, 2GB RAM
Here’s a more in-depth video
|spotted a LucidCam at NABShow 2017|
From a content creator’s perspective, the LucidCam’s front-facing VR experience is also easier to compose for, compared to a fully spherical 360 camera. It’s also helpful that the Lucidcam has in-camera stitching, making it convenient to shoot with.
One mystery as Mike Cane pointed out is why Google never mentioned LucidCam in its announcement of the VR180 program. Regardless of whether LucidCam is formally certified as a VR180 camera, it is a de facto VR180 camera, in fact the first such camera to be available to consumers.
With LucidCam’s launch, you can get LucidCam at a 15% discount, for a limited time, for $424.15, a $75.85 discount from the regular $499 price.