Canon seems to the way forward for VR with its twin fish eye lens


VR has turn into large lately. At IBC 2022, DIYP received to check out the most recent developments on this leading edge expertise. It’s not simply used within the leisure sphere both. Absolutely immersive VR has critical makes use of from the medical world to fighter pilot coaching. Mainly, this expertise can be utilized to hurry up coaching and save lives.

Ram Sarup from Canon Europe confirmed us the RF 5.2mm f/2.8 twin fisheye lens for the Canon EOS R mirrorless system which helps you to shoot 3D 180° VR video and images.

“Canon is definitely the primary firm to have such a singular lens system,” says Ram. The lens is designed to work with the EOS R5 and the EOS R5c. It’s because each these fashions can shoot 8K video.

The lens itself seems a bit odd, however it all makes excellent sense! The lens itself really captures a 190° angle which then will get projected onto the sensor. “It’s an extremely easy resolution,” says Ram, “to have the ability to seize 180° VR.”

So who would use this lens? “Nicely, we’ve had clients carry their very own VR headsets and present us what they’ve been creating with this lens,” says Ram. “Among the content material they’re creating has simply blown us away,” he provides. The content material that they’re creating ranges from retail to actual property, museums and artwork galleries to the leisure business, in addition to schooling. The truth is, Ram says he thinks this new expertise could possibly be floor breaking within the schooling area.

The EOS VR utility is designed to be a quite simple working system. “You may exit, shoot with the lens, carry again the reminiscence card and insert into your pc. You don’t have to do any stitching,” says Ram, “you possibly can simply export the footage and edit it simply as you’ll with regular video.” You can too use the software program to create 3D stills.

In fact it’s not simply this distinctive fish eye lens that Canon is showcasing at IBC 2022. Additionally they confirmed DIYP the EOS R5 and the EOS R5c.

Canon launched it’s R5c video-centric full body mirrorless digital camera earlier this yr. It’s a hybrid digital camera so it does shoot stills, nonetheless, it leans closely in direction of video shooters. It has an inner cooling system so to fortunately shoot 8K with out worrying about overheating and a extra streamlined UI aimed immediately at video shooters, it’s clearly an excellent alternative for anybody searching for a full body video digital camera.

Alternatively, the EOS R5 is a images first digital camera, aimed primarily at capturing stills. It does have the capability to shoot video, in fact, however that’s not it’s major goal.

The important thing right here is 8K video. As a result of a lot of the display is cropped away when capturing with the fish eye lens, it actually does profit from the best decision doable to make the most of the immersive expertise. The decision is the total view round, however you’re primarily simply a small portion of that at anyone time.

Canon is clearly path blazing forward with reference to VR. It’s protected to say that we will count on to see extra thrilling developments from them sooner or later.

The RF 5.2mm f/2.8 twin fisheye lens is offered to purchase for $1999. The Canon EOS R5 is $3899, and the Canon EOS R5c is $4799.

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