Lenovo and Daydream are teaming up to make a new pocket-sized Virtual Reality (VR) camera. The device will be built from the ground up to support Youtube’s new VR180 format. This Lenovo VR180 camera is set to take VR photos, videos, as well as make live streams easy.
Capture and Stream in 3D with the Lenovo VR180 Camera
The idea here is to make the process of creating VR content simple. Integrating this kind of technology to the concepts of a point and shoot camera allows for a more immersive feel while still being easy to view. Just imagine sharing your adventures with your friends as a VR180 video on Youtube. Lenovo and Daydream have optimized the camera for the VR180 standard of Youtube. That means, it captures VR180 videos; high-resolution videos that not only look great on mobile and desktop but more importantly focuses on what is in front of you.
These videos transition smoothly into a VR experience when viewed using a Cardboard, Daydream, or PSVR. With that, you can experience them stereoscopically in 3D. Simply put, you go from a good looking video to an immersive 3D video. On top of that, Youtube allows for live-streaming of VR180 videos so that you may share an immersive experience with your friends and family in real-time. They can also get this through Lenovo’s standalone VR headset enabled with Daydream.
Overall, Lenovo develops these devices to make VR more accessible. With that in mind, a point and shoot VR camera is definitely a step in the right direction.