Saturday, January 7, 2017

CES 2017: Kodak Orbit360 4k Stitching Test


One of the 360 cameras I was most excited about at CES 2017 was the Orbit360 4k, Kodak PIXPRO's successor to the SP360 4k Dual Pro.  Here's a video showing the realtime stitching quality:


Here is a larger version of the video.

In the video above, I was about 3 to 4 feet away from the camera, which was raised around 8 feet above.  Overall, I thought the stitching was quite good.  Obviously at very close distances, the stitching looks harsh but you can't expect Kodak to suspend the laws of physics.  At farther distances, the stitching looks seamless.  At around 3 to 4 feet, the stitching still looks decent.  You have to be pretty much exactly halfway between the lenses before there is noticeable stitching error.


exactly half way between the lenses
(Reminder: please note that these are photos of a TV showing a livestream -- it is definitely nowhere as good as the actual image quality of the camera.)

Note also that this stitching was in realtime, using a template.  My understanding is that the desktop software will allow the stitching to be customized just like the current software for the SP360 4k Dual Pro.

If you are interested in the Orbit360, I strongly encourage you to sign up for the preorder notification.  I was told by Kodak's representatives that you will receive a promo code.  Also, check out the Orbit360 users' group on Facebook.  I will be sharing all Orbit360-related info there.

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