NAB 2018 VUZE+ 360 3D Immersive Camera

NAB 2018 was held this year in Las Vegas from April 7 – 12. Presenting the latest in 5G, 4K/8K video, UHD, and HDR video, artificial intelligence and machine learning, AR, VR, and mixed reality, live streaming, and even voice recognition!
What I’m going to do this week is show you a few new Immersive 360 cameras that caught my eye on the show floor.
First up is the new VUZE+. The first Vuze was an $800 3D VR marvel. The VUZE+ up the ante and delivers 3D 360 with improved lenses, level one ambisonic sound, and much stronger dust and water protection level of IP 65. And add to that 3D 360 live streaming. All for only top $1200.
I sat down with General Manager Jim Malcolm of North America HumanEyes who put the new VUZE plus through its paces and showed off all the improvements.
Jim went on to promise me a VUZE+ so I can give you a full hands-on review. I can’t wait to get started on it.
In the meantime enjoyed the video.
Here are the Key Features

Key Features
Record 360° spherical VR videos and photos in stereoscopic 3D
Features eight image sensors capable of capturing an Ultra HD 4K image for each eye
Broadcast live via USB connection to a computer
Multiple IMUs (inertial measurement unit) for camera orientation control
Four microphones record uncompressed 16-bit PCM spatial audio
Improved optics and audio rendering over the previous model
1/4″-20 threaded mounting hole for attaching to mini tripods and monopods
Includes Vuze Studio proprietary stitching software (Mac/Windows)
Includes Vuze mobile control app (Android/iOS)
Bluetooth connectivity
microSD card slot (card not included)
Lithium-ion battery with a one-hour runtime
Single-button operation
LED indicators
IP65 water/dust ingress resistance rating
UPC: 634041992729

In the Box
Vuze Vuze+ 4K 3D 360 Spherical VR Camera
• Hard Case
• Mini Handle
• Mini VR Glasses
• USB Cable
• USB Power Adapter
• Cleaning Cloth
• Rubber Protective Cover
• Limited 1-Year Warranty

Vuze VUZE+ Specs
Stitching Resolution  4K
Internal/External Stitching   Internal Stitching, External Stitching
Supported Spherical Projection Types   Not Specified by Manufacturer
Still Image Resolution   JPEG:
Number of Lenses  8
Sensor   1-Chip 1/3.61″ CMOS
Sensor Resolution  2.2 MP
Maximum Aperture  f/2.4
Lens Elements Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Focusing Distance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Angle of View 360°
Recording per Lens
Video Format 3840 x 2160 at 30/60 fps (MP4 via H.264)
Recording Media microSD
Built-In Mic Yes
Channels 4.0-ChannelSurround
Audio Format AAC
Sampling Frequency AAC: 48.0 kHz
Status Display No
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Photo ISO Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Video ISO Range 100 – 1600 (Auto)
IP Rating IP65
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
Tripod Mount 1/4″ – 20
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1 x USB Micro-B (charging and data)
Outputs None
Microphone Input None
Headphone Jack None
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.8 VDC, 3700 mAh
Max Runtime: 2 Hours per Charge
Charging Method USB
Power Adapter 5 VDC
Power Consumption Recording: 7 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Humidity: 95%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.7 x 4.7 x 1.2″ / 12.0 x 12.0 x 3.0 cm
Weight 1.01 lb / 460 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 8.0 x 3.0″

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