Creators of virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video will be all-too-familiar with the painstaking process of editing and stitching together footage. Even with modern editing software, this process often take a long time, and usually requires either a PC or powerful smartphone. Pisofttech are introducing a Panoramic VR camera that will avoid all of these restrictions, and will be available for demonstration at CES 2018.
Pisofttech will be officially launching the Pilot Era camera, a VR 360-degree camera which is capable for performing real-time 8K video-stitching without an external device or software. As such, photographers and VR content creators can create high-quality VR videos and stills, stitch them together and upload them to the cloud all using just the camera unit itself, without need for an additional device.
The company has drawn on work it has done in developing 3D and panoramic algorithms for technology companies such as Rockchip, along with cloud platform technology such as the Tencent cloud in order to create the software that allows the Pilot Era camera to act as an all-in-one capture and editing device.
“The new Pilot camera frees photographers and VR content creators from days of painful post processing effort to stitch together the panoramic video. Now they can conveniently and easily shoot extremely high-quality panoramic images and videos to create immersive experiences and share them in real time without any additional equipment,” said Adler Shen, CEO, Pisofttech. “Our core technology is the object recognition algorithm, including motion analysis technology, which enables the panoramic camera to detect and interact with images more accurately and makes it smarter. This technology will be integrated into the Pilot Era soon, so that the camera can recognize images locally rather than having to upload them to the cloud for recognition and analysis. This will provide a huge performance advantage over systems that rely on the CPU or GPU to run vision algorithms.”
Pisofttech will be showcasing the Pilot Era camera at Booth #42974, Tech West, Sands Expo Level 2, Hall A-D during CES 2018. VRFocus will also have a presence at the event and will be bringing you the latest from the show floor.