The buzz around virtual reality is reaching a fever pitch. Everywhere you look in the tech world there’s news and information about the coming virtual reality revolution. It’s an exciting prospect, but most news about virtual reality is centered around the actual headsets or the ways that people will be able to use it. But what about the content creators of virtual reality imaging? That’s where the new Immerge virtual reality camera comes in.
Lytro is a camera company that built its name and reputation on a small, rectangular camera that had one incredible feature – it was able to focus a photo after it was taken. It’s a simple idea with some extremely complicated tech behind it. The company went on to release a DSLR style camera with a bigger sensor and the same magical features. These were merely stepping stones.
Lytro has unveiled its prototype Immerge camera and it has the ability to completely transform the world of virtual reality recording devices. After receiving requests from all sorts of virtual reality enthusiasts who believed that Lytro’s technology could benefit the virtual reality community, the company set to work on their most ambitious project yet. The Immerge camera is essentially a sphere of cameras built on their original sensor design. The company has found a way to collect every ray of light in a 3D space by collecting them in a series of layers. The Immerge camera has 5 layers, each of which is capable of acquiring 3 to 4 times more data than any other virtual reality camera on the market. That means 20 times as much visual information as any other camera.
The camera is being bundled with a Lytro server for storing all the visual information (hint: there’s a lot), as well as including software for importing the data into all of the standard video editing software like Final Cut and Adobe Premiere. The company is even getting attention from big Hollywood production companies like Disney and Warner Bros who are already seeing the potential for 3D, virtual reality storytelling.
The bottom line is that the Immerge camera could be the first step in completely revolutionizing the world of virtual reality. Plus, it looks super sleek and futuristic. Check it out in the full article below!
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