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PIXPRO 4KVR360: go anywhere, see everything

With the 4KVR360, you’re not stuck to filming or snapping what’s in front of you, you’re able to capture the whole moment – the above, the below, and the behind, all stitched into a perfect 360-degree result.

Blogs 30th October 2017
PIXPRO 4KVR360: go anywhere, see everything Written by: T3 Magazine

Why Kodak’s new PIXPRO action camera is the ultimate in flexibility.

One lens, pointing forward. It’s the camera standard. But should it be? Kodak’s PIXPRO 4KVR360 does things differently, with two identical sensors tucked behind two very different lenses, all crammed into a tiny super-portable 170g shell. With the 4KVR360, you’re not stuck to filming or snapping what’s in front of you, you’re able to capture the whole moment – the above, the below, and the behind, all stitched into a perfect 360-degree result. The 4KVR360 can also take advantage of its dual 20-megapixel sensors to take stunning panoramic photos, shoot slick Full HD footage at 60fps, capture stunning 4K videos at up to 30fps with varying lens angle options, and even take incredibly smooth 120fps 360-degree videos at 1440×720 resolution. Each sensor takes advantage of a unique lens, so you can change your perspective on the action in a flash. Even better, it won’t break the bank. At £419, it’s comparable to other high-end action cameras, but with options you won’t get elsewhere for the price. It’s the perfect way to take your filming to the next level.

CONTROLS

As well as the on-board buttons you can add one of two optional Bluetooth remotes or connect your smartphone to use it as an active viewfinder

RESOLUTION

The PIXPRO 4KVR360’s twin 20MP CMOS sensors can individually take photos or 4K video; in VR mode, you can shoot 360-degree video at up to 3840×1920 and take 27MP stills

LENSES

Two separate sensors means two unique lenses: a front-facing wide-angle 155-degree lens, and a rear-facing 235-degree hemisphere. You can use either, or combine both into a 360-degree image

STORAGE

High-resolution footage puts big demands on storage space, so you can use microSD cards up to 128GB to store hours of H.264 video action

THE FLEXIBILITY FOR PERFECT SHOTS

If you’re all about the action, grab your monopod and get moving, because the PIXPRO 4KVR360 gives you everything you need to frame it perfectly. Its front-facing 155-degree camera cuts
a 197-degree slice in ultra-wide 4K mode, capturing every inch of what’s happening; utilise the second lens instead and you can create fascinating 235-degree dome video, perfect for highlight shots. Then there’s the main event. Combine the 155-degree and 235-degree lenses and, with a bit of room to spare, you can take full 360-degree videos to remember and share every pixel of every big moment – anyone watching it back can explore the full environment! And the 4KVR360 is tough enough for almost anything, too: it’s splashproof, shockproof, dustproof, and it’ll withstand temperatures down to -10°C.

EASILY WORK WITH YOUR FOOTAGE

Think you’ve got the perfect shot in the perfect place? Use the PIXPRO 4KVR360’s integrated Wi-Fi to transfer your footage straight to your computer wirelessly, or review your video in the field – including a handy 360-degree video preview – using Kodak’s PIXPRO Remote Viewer phone app. Stitching that front and rear camera footage together into a single video needn’t be a complex affair. The twin lenses actually combine to take shots beyond 360 degrees, and that crossover means you’ll always get a perfectly combined image. The included PIXPRO 360 VR Suite, for PC or Mac, both lets you trim, stitch and edit your footage quickly and easily, and can act as a live viewer if you fancy getting more professional. Don’t leave anything to chance: take your laptop along and view that footage fullscreen as it happens.

ANYONE CAN WATCH IN 360

If you’ve done something awesome or been somewhere spectacular, you’ll want your friends to see it as soon as possible. It won’t be hard for them to get in on the action: you can share your 360-degree photos and videos directly from your phone, with one-button upload of videos to YouTube, and both videos and panoramic photos to Facebook, all automatically rendered in the exact format those services require. Both YouTube and Facebook make it easy to view 360-degree media. Facebook makes it clear that you’ve shared 360-degree content, and anyone looking at it can pan around as they wish either by tapping and dragging or, on mobile, by moving their phone around in space. Google offers a similarly immersive viewing experience on YouTube. Both platforms also support VR viewing – slip on a phone headset such as Google’s Daydream and you can get right inside the moment.

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