Vezo 360 is an AI-equipped 360 camera dashcam. Besides recording 4K 360 video, its AI can alert drivers who are getting drowsy.
Here’s a product video:
Vezo has two fisheye lenses with f/2.0 aperture and uses backside-illuminated 1/2.3 inch sensors. According to their crowdfunding page, the Vezo records videos at a resolution of 3540 x 1920 in H.265 codec. If that is not a typo, the resolution is unusual because it doesn’t follow the standard 2:1 ratio for equirectangular video.
Here’s a sample video of what Vezo captures:
Capacity: Vezo 360 can accommodate Micro SD cards up to 256GB. In addition, it features loop recording, which means it will record until the memory card is full and then record over the oldest portions of the video. The camera also detects accidents, in which case the camera will automatically lock the footage to prevent it from being erased until you extract it with the Vezo app. It also has an option for cloud storage.
Vezo 360 also has Wi-Fi and 4G support. It can not only connect wirelessly to your smartphone, but can also send you live notifications of suspicious events while the car is parked. The manufacturer says the 4G support is optional, so it’s not clear if this means you’ll need to get a separate wireless plan for it.
Vezo 360 comes in two versions: a standard version ($179), and an AI-equipped version ($229)which can detect when the driver is getting drowsy and emit an alarm.
Installing Vezo looks simple:
Vezo 360 is available on their Indiegogo page for delivery in September 2019. Please note that as with any crowdfunded project, crowdfunding is not the same as ordering. The product can be delayed, or in the worst case scenario, they might fail to deliver the product with little or no recourse for “backers.” Meanwhile, I’ll request them to send a unit for testing.
Thanks to 360video.it for bringing this to my attention!
Despite public belief, there is no standard in equirectangular resolution or aspect ratio. What matters is the relative relationship inside the frame. The top and bottom roll pixels will always be your pole, and The vertically center horizontal row will always be your horizon. Everything between each fills it in. It does not matter what the resolution is in terms of compatibility, only where you want the clarity once you have wrapped at packing to a sphere. For years I watched even the top stitching companies continue to push 2×1 in mini cases. The only benefit to this is dependent on your encoding solution and has everything to do with how well and encoder deals with odd resolutions, or resolutions that exceed typical frame sizes.
Hi Michael. Yes I understand that the equirectangular can be any ratio. I just wanted to point out that it is not 2:1, which as you said may or may not be viewable correctly, depending on software.
Now not expected until March 2020. Got refund for failure to deliver. Beware