Capturing high quality 360-degree videos has become massively popular with professional companies and content creators creating immersive real-world experiences. Largely, though, the content we see is mostly restricted to the ground, unless the camera has been attached to a person falling from a great height. Now, however, we could begin to see 360-degree content reach all new heights with the announcement from KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices that its SP360 4K camera would be getting an all new accessory pack that will feature a made for SOLO dual camera drone mount.
KODAK said there has been an increasing demand from 3DR SOLO drone pilots for an accessory that will allow them to capture full 360-degree video in an effortless workflow. In response to these demands, then, KODAK is releasing the SP360 4K Aerial Pack. Answering the increasing demand from 3DR SOLO drone pilots who want to capture full spherical 360° VR video in an effortless workflow, the all new SP360 4K AERIAL Pack which they say will give business and dedicated 360-degree content creators the ability to create full spherical 360-degree videos from entirely new heights with a a greater degree of control.
“The growing popularity of drone applications is a sign of the times and is one area where our 360° VR cameras and technical advantages are poised to make a huge impact,” said Paul Meyhoefer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JK Imaging Ltd. “The ability to use only two SP360 4K cameras on a SOLO drone to capture spherical 360° video is a game changer.”
This new accessory pack will undoubtedly add even more creative 360-degree videos to an area already bustling with exciting content, making it possible for users to take their camera to perhaps more perilous areas where they’d be otherwise unable to set up a steady capture. KODAK gives using the drone mount to capture views on a mountain range and a wakesurfer in action as just two possible applications.
The SP360 4K Aerial Pack will be available in the US in July for $999 US, coming with two SP360 4K VR cameras, a made for SOLO Dual Camera Drone Mount that places an SP360 4K on the top of the drone and one on the bottom, two standard housing mounts, dual camera mount, selfie pole, suction cup mount, and an RF Remote Control, to synch and control multiple devices (up to 8 SP360 4K VR cameras) for those wanting to record and render full 360° interactive spherical video. For anyone who’d like the drone mount but would rather not have all the accessories that come with the Aerial pack, the mount will be available for purchase seperately for $169.99 from mid-July.
VRFocus will report back on any more developments in the KODAK accessory line as they’re announced.