Vuze VR prosumer camera now shipping to customers
New orders will be shipped in April 2017.
At SXSW today, HumanEyes Technologies will be officially launching its Vuze VR camera, with shipments already dispatched to consumers who’ve pre-ordered.
Priced at $799.00 USD/€995.00 EUR, the Vuze VR camera is being marketed at the higher end of the consumer market, above rivals such as Samsung Gear 360 and Ricoh Theta S. While these are 360-degree cameras, the Vuze is classed as a virtual reality (VR) camera due to its stereoscopic performance. Each side of the device has two cameras – one for each eye – creating better depth and that ‘3D feel’, which single lens cameras can’t do.
“We’re excited to officially bring the incredibly simple to use, affordable and highly portable Vuze VR Camera to the market,” said Humaneyes’ General Manager of North America, Jim Malcolm. “Consumer-grade 360 cameras may be easy to use and affordable, but they don’t provide the depth of VR video that filmmakers and the creative community now require to tell their stories.”
Some of the key features of the Vuze VR Camera include:
- Eight full HD cameras simultaneously capture dynamic 360-degree VR video or stills in 4K per eye.
- Four internal microphones create a 3D audio field
- One button operation with integrated remote control via Wi-Fi and mobile app (iOS and Android)
- Up to two hours of video capture on a single charge
- Automated software offers not only simplicity, but fast rendering of VR content with near real-time processing (one minute of rendering for one minute of recorded footage – dependent on system GPU). The software is now available for PC, and coming soon for Mac
- View and share 3D or 2D content online with YouTube, Facebook and others, or via any major VR platform and HMD
- Portable, lightweight design, and available in yellow, red, black and blue
“From the beginning, Humaneyes has had the vision to capture the true human experience. As the VR market rapidly evolves, we’re looking forward to seeing the amazing and immersive content to emerge from the Vuze VR Camera,” Malcolm adds.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Vuze, reporting back with any further updates.