There are loads of totally different VR cameras in development, however I don’t suppose I’ve heard of 1 for capturing gentle in excessive darkness earlier than. NextVR, nevertheless, constructed one for precisely this function.
The Newport Seaside-based firm is best identified for its live-streaming in VR of live shows, sporting events and even political debates with proprietary cameras they developed that produce nice depth results and detail, however the well-financed startup can be producing pre-recorded content material as effectively.
One of many firm’s newest tasks falls into that latter class with a spooky twist. Paranormal Proof appears prefer it brings the Ghost Hunters components of in search of evening terrors to VR, with the primary episode available on Gear VR and Daydream. It makes use of a 180-degree digital camera so that you’ll be capable to look left and proper for indicators of paranormal exercise. The manufacturing sees investigators trying into Pennhurst Asylum, which is claimed to be one of many “most haunted locations in North America.”
NextVR’s engineers designed the brand new digital camera system to “capture full spectrum footage in the pitch-dark environment” and CEO David Cole instructed us in an e mail it was a major problem to perform “because infrared, visible light and ultraviolet all focus at different depths” so there “are challenges involved in making this work for high depth of field cameras.”
“We’ve nailed it,” he wrote.
In response to Cole, they’ve each 180-degree and 360-degree rigs to shoot in whole darkness, however they’re only utilizing a 180-degree rig for the primary set of of Paranormal Proof episodes. The cameras is also helpful for nature or music shoots too.
NextVR says they captured “multiple bizarre and disturbing events for the VR audience to experience themselves.”
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