At IBC 2016, Indiecam presented their version of a VR camera. True to their roots, the nakedEYE is a small, lightweight and all-manual VR RAW camera.
Austria-based Indiecam develops and manufactures high-quality miniature action cameras for filmmakers. Their RAW action cameras have been used on dozens of famous productions, like Ron Howard’s Rush or Into the Heart of the Sea.
The Indiecam nakedEYE is the logical next step when it comes to miniature RAW cameras. But according to managing director Raphael Barth this VR RAW Camera is just the first step in their move towards Virtual Reality Acquisition.
While a resolution of 4K is rather limiting when it comes to a full 360° VR image, the intriguing attributes about the Indiecam nakedEYE VR RAW Camera are:
- Full Manual Controls
- Global Shutter
- High Dynamic Range and good low-light performance
- 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW
- 2 lens construction for an easy workflow
- 2x 2K square sensors (4K 60p)
To me this looks like a very important step in professional VR production. While this seems to be the “Digital Bolex of VR cameras”, it surely is heading in the right direction for larger formats to come.
The Indiecam nakedEYE starts at about $9,000 and is only available at indiecam.com. The VR RAW camera can also be rented for $600 per day.
More VR samples shot on the Indiecam nakedEYE VR RAW camera:
More information on the Indiecam website.