|photo by Wiebe de Jager|
Vuze is the first affordable 3D 360 camera for consumers, which is why I've been excited about it. I had the chance to test it at CES and it looks very promising. Now, a little more than a year since I first posted about it, it's finally about to ship!
Meanwhile, here are some sample videos from beta testers.
Aerial video by Dronewatch.nl:
Disney World teacup ride:
At a park in Amsterdam:
To view the videos in 3D, you'll need a VR headset. I tried viewing the videos on Samsung Gear VR via the Samsung Internet browser but I could only see it in limited resolution. Using the YouTube app in Cardboard mode, it looks much more detailed:
The exposure is a little conservative in my opinion, but appears to be within range of correction in postprocessing.
For the videos with a moving camera, I think they could really benefit from stabilization. I *think* the Guru 360 gimbal could work. That's one of the things I'll be testing.
I look forward to getting the Vuze and will be posting my first impressions and eventually, a more detailed review. You can still preorder the Vuze from B&H for $799. Please note that the stitching software will initially be for PC only (the Mac version will be available in about 3 months).