Both aerial photography and 360-degrees VR panorama shots are two different areas of photography, how can both of them be in one single camera? Well, Kodak may have the solution to that. Through a Global Licensing agreement with Kodak, JK Imaging Ltd. announced the new Kodak PIXPRO SP360 4K accessory pack, featuring a Made For SOLOTM Dual Camera Drone Mount.
Since there seems to be an increasing demand for both the 3DR SOLO drone and also a full capture of 360-degrees VR videos from consumers, the cutting-edge SP360 4K AERIAL pack will upgrade businesses and satisfy passionate drone pilots. To bring your aerial shots into VR, you will need the SOLO camera drone mount, attaching two of the SP360 cameras on the top and bottom.
“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 full spherical 360° video is a game changer.”
Even though the two PIXPRO SP360 4K camera can be used to synchronize the shooting of the video, things will need to be completed after using a software so that it can be a complete the full spherical 360-degree VR video. The company includes complementary PIXPRO Desktop Editing Software and PIXPRO Stitch Software (for both Mac and PC OS) which is used to combine both the upper and lower video footages. However, the biggest problem is that you would not be able to see the live video during when the SOLO drone is recording.
The Kodak PIXPRO SP360 4K panoramic camera is built with a 12 million pixel resolution camera with a BSI sensor, F2.8 aperture lens with focal length of 8.2mm, which can shoot 4K Ultra HD videos (3840 x 2160 or 2880 x 2880) and also contains an electronic stabilization system. The accessory pack also comes with a memory card of 128GB, and can record up to 55 minutes of video segments.
The SP360 4K Aerial Pack is priced at $999.99 and comes with two SP360 4K VR cameras, a Made For SOLO Dual Camera Drone Mount, two standard waterproof housing mounts, dual camera mount, selfie pole, suction cup mount, and an RF Remote Control, which is to sync and control multiple devices.
Here’s a demonstration video by a 3DR SOLO drone mounted with the Kodak PIXPRO SP360 4K camera: