When it comes to capturing the action, portable cameras such as the GoPro are slightly limited due to the fact they only capture 2D footage. Things are starting to get shaken up with a new breed of 3D video camera which is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
SID by Weeview is the world’s first 3D camera with augmented reality special effects. It’s now possible for users to stream videos and selfies with 3D. Unlike traditional 3D cameras which have extensive bulk due to the need for two lenses, SID is equipped with patented digital video calibration functionality, making it possible for the device to fit in the palm of the user’s hand.
With SID, there are a few notable features which make it stand out from the crowd. One of the biggest capabilities is the ability to live stream with 3D video. As users are streaming, the live highlight feature enables users to close up on certain parts of the video so viewers can focus on interesting areas without losing the full shot. There’s also auto-follow functionality which ensures quality videos every time without losing sight of the camera subject.
SID enables users to record shake free 3D video with the SID camera kit. When SID and the user’s smartphone are connected to the custom designed gimbal, users instantly become 3D content creators. Once user’s record their video, there’s a variety of ways users can enhance their video during post-production. For example, the augmented reality functionality enables users to add special effects to their footage easily. There’s also a feature called Wiggle Gram which takes still photos and makes them come alive via wiggling.
The companion SID mobile apps (for Android and iOS) free the user from all the hassles of video editing. A few of the notable features include the live-view over Wi-Fi. Video editing and sharing capabilities, and parallax effect adjustments.
SID is equipped with support for 3K video resolution, 32MP photo resolution, and a lens with an FOV of 160 / F2.4. The device is sized 80x40x19.5mm and weighs 60g. It comes with a 1,300 mAh battery and has SD card capacity of up to 128GB.
So far the makers of SID have raised over $42,000 via crowdfunding with an estimated shipping date of August 2017. Early bird pricing for the device starts at $179 which is 40% off the MSRP of $299. These purchases include a SID 3D camera, compatible USB cable, camera protection bag, a user manual, and 32GB SD card.
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