The Vuze Camera was designed to offer a high-quality 360-degree image capture at an affordable prize to consumers and has proved popular for this reason. The Vuze camera has now gone stratospheric as it was selected by NASA and National Geographic to capture 360-degree footage from the International Space Station.
The International Space Station was launched in 1998, and ever since has housed astronauts from all over the world who conduct important experiments aboard the station. The Vuze camera will be used by astronaut Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency to capture virtual reality (VR) footage to create a National Geographic film called ‘One Strange Rock‘.
The documentary will allow viewers on Earth to experience what life is like aboard the space station, as well as showing a view of Earth that few humans ever get to see. The One Strange Rock documentary is planned to come to National Geographic sometime in 2018.
The Vuze camera was sent up to the International Space Station aboard the Cygnus cargo spacecraft, along with other cargo including science experiments, technology demonstrations, Holiday gifts for the astronauts from their families and even the makings of a special Thanksgiving dinner.
Shahar Bin-Nun, CEO of Vuze creator Humaneyes Technologies: “This is an incredibly exciting time for us. We are delighted to have been selected by and associated with two of the world’s leading and most adventurous organisations. Partnering with NASA and National Geographic for this project will result in some incredible footage captured by our VR camera, showcasing its true potential.”
The Vuze camera was chosen due to a number of features, such as its eight HD cameras that can capture 360-degree images in 4K per-eye resolution, and four internal microphones to create 3D audio. The camera can capture up to two hours of video on a single charge, and is a lightweight device for easy portability.
The Vuze camera is available from the Vuze website, priced at £895 (GBP).
VRFocus will bring you further news on the Vuze camera and the National Geographic documentary as it becomes available.