LucidCam Enables Anyone To Create 180 Degree Virtual Reality Content
LucidCam is a stereoscopic 3D VR camera which captures the world exactly as the user sees and hears it. The 180-Degree wide-angle lenses enable an active view, and spacial audio enhances the experience of any content being captured or viewed. This hand-held camera is designed to capture and share 3D 180-Degree footage, is the first of its kind, and opens up new levels of content creation for everyday video users.
LucidCam announced its LucidApp on October 20, the app can be downloaded here. LucidApp is a free player that allows you to watch and share 3D VR videos on your device anytime, anywhere. LucidCam IndieGoGo campaign is officially launched on October 26, it’s aiming for a 100k goal. Check out the campaign on this page.
” The LucidCam provides consumers, or just about anyone a easily affordable tool to shoot stereoscopic 180 degree videos on the go! It’s portable and ultra light-weight design enables people to carry it anywhere with them, documenting their daily and social lives in immersive 180 degree. Anyone can be a VR content creator with LucidCAm! ”
Meet LucidCam VR Team
A pioneering group of graduates from Berkeley and Stanford set out on a mission to bring Virtual Reality (VR) technology to the mass market by creating the world’s first 3D, 180-Degree stereoscopic consumer camera. LucidCam is a sleek hand-held device that easily captures video or images with true depth and peripheral sight. Now, with the successful launch of LucidCam on IndieGoGo, anyone can create immersive VR content to share with family, friends and colleagues.
VR technology looks to be a mainstream commodity by 2020 according to an April 2015 article in Fortune Magazine. Similar predictions place VR growth at 13,000% (5 times faster than iPhone adoption) by 2017. Add in the potential implications for use within today’s $88 billion global video game market, and the path for VR becomes quite clear says LucidCam CEO Han Jin.
“There are infinite applications for Virtual Reality, but the potential for truly creative content is wasted if only a limited number of people have access to the tools for capturing VR footage,” Jin said. “Our team worked tirelessly for the last two years to rethink the current video market and break down multiple camera module solutions into a 2-lens compact system.”
LucidCam leverages stereoscopy (3D imaging), a technique for enhancing the illusion of depth through binocular vision, to capture immersive images and videos. Viewing this content through a virtual reality headset, like the Oculus Rift or your mobile phone with a Google Cardboard, completes the immersive experience.
“In other words, a Grandson on the West Coast of the United States can create vivid videos for his Grandmother in China to show her exactly what his world is like,” Jin said. “And the Grandmother can use something as simple as a cell phone paired with our various cardboards and viewing devices to look at the 3D 180-Degree video. I know, because I’m that Grandson.”
“Go skydiving with friends from your living room, or experience underground ruins with family across the globe,” Jin said. “We can now truly let everyone see what we’re doing on any adventure.”
Technical Specs for LucidCam
- 1-Button Point-and-shoot,
- 3D, 180-Degree Footage
- Small, Portable, Fits-In-Your-Pocket or On a Mount
- Easy Edit & Share Functions
- Playback on Phone or VR Headset
- Specs on a Camera Picture
- Live Stream Through HDMI Out
- Ready to Scale into 360-Degrees (Stretch Goal)
5.15″ (131mm) Long, 2.65″ (67.3mm) Tall, 1.02″ (26mm) Deep
8 oz (225 g)
Full HD – 1080p in Each Eye
1-1,5hrs, Lithium-Ion Battery
FOV 190°x120°, Fixed F/2.2 Aperture
2 Microphones for Binaural Caption