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The Kandao Obsidian designed by JU&KE design studio is a VR camera that can shoot stereoscopic 360-degree photos and videos at resolutions of up to 8k . The camera takes it’s elegance from the familiar photographic devices’ design language trough it’s textured plastics, metallic touches and copper hints while having a modern overall aesthetic form.
The camera, named the Obsidian has garnered a "Best Of Innovation Honoree" award at CES 2017 in Las Vegas as well as a German design award winner in 2018 and was one of the cameras singled out for praise by Facebook's VR engineer director, Brian Cabral.
The camera uses six fish-eye lenses to capture an immersive 360, 3D view. The camera is available in two formats, the Obsidian R which prioritizes resolution with 8K video at 30 fps, and the Obsidian S that puts the focus on frame rate, and can boast of 4K video at a speedy 120 fps frame rate. Both cameras have three different video modes, as well as the ability to record RAW still photos in the DNG format. Only a 3D 360° panorama video can give a true sense of immersion, a key to bringing the virtual reality world to its audience. Kandao Obsidian utilizes a deep-learning stitching method, automatically generating high quality stereoscopic panoramas.