Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Vuze update: TV network exposure; tutorials; new samples

Here is an update on Vuze, the first affordable 4K 3D 360 camera:
- Vuze was featured on a major TV network news show,
- there's a video tutorial showing how to shoot with the Vuze;
- there's e new video showing the workflow; and
- there are some new Vuze samples.

Vuze is the first affordable 4K 3D 360 camera, and I've been waiting for it since February of last year. So far, I'm pleased with it, although it needs more careful shooting than 2D 360 video.

Humaneyes is still very busy trying to fulfill all the preorders.  Meanwhile, here are some news on Vuze.  First, Vuze was featured on a major network -- on Kathy Ireland's Worldwide Business show on Fox TV.  Check out the feature:



I thought the video was cool and it's always nice to see 360 photos and videos being mentioned in media to raise public awareness.

Humaneyes also posted new tutorials to help users: one for shooting, and another for processing.  Here's the video about shooting tips (shot on the Vuze, no less):


After you shoot your videos, you'll need to process them.  Here's a new tutorial on best practices for rendering Vuze videos:


Here are more sample videos from the Vuze:


Here is a 2D sample from Wiebe de Jager, about traditional windmills in the Netherlands:


Here's a 3D 360 video showing rural scenery, by WF Heron.


Vuze is available at B&H Photo (with free expedited shipping; shipping on June 21), or directly from Humaneyes (they're backordered)..

6 comments:

  1. The stitching & the video quality is poor.
    Why this is getting so much press is a mystery.

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to comment. Did you see it in 3D or just 2D? Because if you saw it just in 2D, then it's kind of like evaluating a Ferrari by driving it down surface streets at 35 mph. The stitching is definitely not as good as that of a typical 2-lens consumer camera where the lenses are much closer to each other. But I think the frame of reference should be other 3D 360 rigs (not just in terms of stitch quality, but capturing, stitching, and of course, cost). What do you think?
      Best regards,
      Mic

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    2. I understand what your saying but the stitching is really bad with close objects.
      The resolution is poor - looks smeared.
      This is not going to change if viewed in 2D or 3D.
      Also, $800 is not cheap.

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    3. One more comment:
      The video of the windmill is much better. Is it even the same camera?
      How much post production was done? You can easily see the difference from the others.

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    4. Hi Farpoint. I assure you the windmill video is by a Vuze camera. But it was rendered in 2D, which makes me wonder whether your computer is viewing at a lower resolution due to bandwidth issues? Did you manually select the 4k resolution setting?

      Best regards,
      Mic

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    5. Hi Mic - I have plenty of bandwidth.
      Even assuming I am not viewing these correctly the stitching is not good. That makes all the difference.
      I also checked the B&H Photo site. The feedback is not good.

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