Samsung Project Beyond Review

Image of the Samsung Project Beyond 3D 360 camera

The Samsung Project Beyond 3D 360 camera is the worlds first true 3D omni view camera that creates true stereoscopic omni view content by using perfectly aligned cameras that pack a punch in the resolution department.

Project Beyond 3D 360 Camera

This is the worlds first true 3D omni view camera that creates true stereoscopic omni view content. The system has 16 cameras in an interleaved pattern to capture 3D stereoscopic video as well as one on top. It is a 3D 360 Camera for real-time immersive experiences, 4k 360 2D / 3D real-time streaming, 4K High Quality 360 2D/3D Video Recording which also has 360 surround audio recording (6 microphones).

 

Processing and Software

Image of the samsung project beyond 3d 360 camera internal hardware

The engineering of the camera system enables it to capture and process over 35 megapixels per frame, that is over a gigapixel per second. The software stitches together the immersive detailed content in real time. The Project Beyond camera rig also enables the user to stream live content being captured at an event or show.

 

Explore

The 3D immersive capturing capabilities enables you to experience places around the world. In addition, you can enjoy some example panoramic photos of immersive experiences on the beyond explore website.

Example Photo 1

Image of the samsung project beyond 3d 360 camera example panoramic photo

Example Photo 2

Image of the samsung project beyond 3d 360 camera example panoramic photo 2

Availability

The camera is currently not for sale yet, but it looks like they are offering content creators to sign up for an early access program to use it. They are probably partnering with specific media companies to create content for the Gear VR. The current content created by the Samsung Project Beyond 360 camera can be viewed through Milk VR on your Gear VR.

 

Overview

The overall design looks fantastic, it looks reasonably sized and very powerful. Also, the sample panoramic photos that they provided through the explore interface look pretty good. There are not very many 3D cameras on the market to create true 3D omni view content. Finally, if you are a professional creator I would definitely  sign up for the early access. 

 

Technical Specifications

General
PriceTBA
BrandSamsung
Release DateTBA
Product PhaseIn development
Weighttba
CaptureMonoscopic, Stereoscopic

 

Recording
Lense Type16 + 1 TBA
FOV45
Resolution & FPS3840 x 2160
Image Pixels x N Tot Lense35 MP
ISO Rangetba
Stitched Photo Resolutiontba
Live VideoYes
Stitchingtba
Output formattba
Timelapse16 + 1 TBA

 

Hardware Compatibility
Microphones6 mics
Stabilizer
Wirelesswifi
Connection Jack
Power SupplyExternal battery
CapacityMemory Card, External SSD
Stitching Softwaretba
App Compatibilitytba

Info from Samsung website.

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