Last week, Radiant Images live streamed Cassini’s final mission in 360. To capture NASA’s Mission Control center, they used Indiecam’s NakedEYE 360 camera. Known for its “amazingly small cameras,” Austria-based Indiecam just announced a new 6K 360 camera at IBC this year.
Its new VR camera, the NakedEYE S4, is named for its four frame-sychronized A camera shutter that opens and closes all-at-once, exposing the entire sensor simultaneously (as opposed to a rolling s... More sensors. The camera also has four 180-degree lenses, as compared to Indiecam’s existing 360 camera’s two 220-degree lenses.
According to Indiecam’s Raphael Barth, the camera can capture 8K 360 footage for 6K resolutions when stitched. A stitching template for the camera for Autopano Video is already available, and a template for Mistika VR will be available before the camera is available for purchase.
Another unique feature of the Indiecam is it records uncompressed 12bit CinemaDNG RAW image at a data rate of 1.4 GB per second.
“The system is targeted to professional cinematic VR productions that involve a lot of post production, so you can do really nice color grading with the material,” Barth says.
Indiecam’s existing 360 camera, the NakedEYE, is already known for its performance for POV shots and filming in confimed spaces or close proximity to objects.
Users will also be able to view and control each of the sensors live and individually using the camera’s accompanying software.
The first rental units of the 6K Indiecam S4 camera will be available in four to six weeks, with sales starting shortly after. The rental price will range from €600 to €900 per day, and the purchase price will be between €12,000 and €13,000.