Turnkey 6K 360 VR Production Camera Package from Assimilate and Z Cam
Z Cam and Assimilate have teamed up to provide a VR Bundle which includes both the Z Cam s1 Pro VR and Assimilate Scratch VR Z. The Z Cam s1 Pro is developed by ImagineVision, a Chinese company and the regular non-pro unit was funded in 2016 via an Indiegogo campaign.
The VR camera has a 4 sensor 4/3″ CMOS camera which touts excellent low light performance, 220 degree lenses, which records to SD cards. The camera will shoot 6K at 30FPS and 4K at 60. Check out an example of the low light performance with this YouTube 360 video:
The Scratch VR Z package consists of two main modules. First is VR Z-Live. This is a livestreaming production tool which allows control of the Z Camera(s), live preview, streaming to Facebook 360 Live (and I would hope support for other platforms as they emerge), as well as realtime graphic and greenscreen key capabilities
The other part of the Scratch package is Scratch VR Z-Post, which is a suite of VR post production tools. You can manage dalies, conform, edit, grade, composite, and finish your 360 VR footage. Assimilate has posted a tutorial so you can check out the workflow
The packages come in two flavors depending on the camera you want. The Pro, discussed above, uses 4/3″ sized sensors while the non-pro version uses smaller sensors, though I couldn’t find what size.
The Z CAM Scratch VR Z is priced at $4,999, and the Z CAM Scratch VR Z Pro at $11,999. Find out more and order it from Assimilate.