VRFocus has featured quite a few 360-degree cameras this week including the Ricoh R Development Kit, Vuze, Moka360 and Hubblo. Displaying its latest tech at CES 2017 is Lucid VR with the LucidCam a 180-degree camera. A pocket sized device the LucidCam can now be pre-ordered for launch later this year.
LucidCam first gained VRFocus’ attention back in 2015 when the company launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign. That campaign was ultimately successful raising just over $116,000 USD for a 2K version of the camera. For this years CES event the company has unveiled a brand new 4K version, boasting 4K pictures and 2K videos. The new device also features HD livestreaming, 32GB storage and improved image stabilisation. Accessories are available which allow users to film underwater or a mobile phone clip to use the phone as a viewfinder on the back of the LucidCam.
“We are on a mission to make true virtual reality in 3D as easy to create as a click of a button so people can produce high-quality immersive experiences the way they see them. With our 3D technology, users can create VR content fast and iterate quickly, seeing their 3D content instantly. Pair your LucidCam through Wi-Fi with your phone to see how it looks in 3D, make the appropriate adjustments and then immediately reshoot if you need to,” said Han Jin, co-founder and CEO, Lucid VR.
“We have focused on a simple user experience and design so you can produce 3D VR content easily and fast — from individual VR short movies to live concerts to exciting adventures like skydiving and skiing, and all that from your own perspective. LucidCam will change the way we empathize with other people by seeing life experiences through their eyes,” continued Jin. “We at Lucid believe in a world where everyone has access to the experiences of the few, where our ability to see the extraordinary is not limited by distance, physical ability, savings, or courage.”
LucidCam Developer Kits are available now and the consumer LucidCam can be pre-ordered for just $399 to ship in April 2017.
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