Back when Sony announced the RX0 at IFA last fall, we immediately spotted the high-quality action camera’s potential implications for multi-camera VR/360 rigs.
But camera rental house Radiant Images has taken that idea to the extreme with its new Meridian light-field camera system capturing immersive video with six degrees of freedom.
The Meridian consists of 24 synchronized, equidistant Sony RX0 cameras arranged within each modular panel.
“With enough panels on set, a content creator can carve out a large area for the user to move around inside,” explains Radiant Images.
The system was developed alongside light-field technology company Visby and its co-founder Ryan Damm, who are powering the cloud software and creating the algorithms that enable 6DoF viewing.
Radiant Images also announced a scalable bullet-time camera array with 70 Sony RX0s arranged in an 8-foot radius, capable of enabling virtual dolly movements or an effect of stopped time.
According to Radiant Images, the Radius system–built in partnership with Sam Nicholson, ASC, and his StarGate Studios–will also soon support a variety of camera models.
Both systems will be on display at Radiant Images booth #153 at VRLA May 4 and 5, alongside sample footage from each.