NEW!!! Kokomo Press Release Announcement At CES 2023 

U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will launch free early access to the Kokomo software in February 2023, showcasing Canon’s first application for a virtual reality (VR) platform that enables face-to-face communication in a virtual space with live-action video using easy-to-use equipment. Canon first announced the development of the Kokomo software at CES 2022.

The Kokomo application is a VR software developed by Canon that embodies the three elements of “REAL” “TOGETHER” “EXPERIENCE.” These three elements help to represent the overarching product mission of a new means of communication to be there and share your own image, facial expression, and even the clothing you are wearing. The Kokomo application uses a compatible consumer VR headset and compatible smartphone, allowing friends and family to experience being together, no matter where they are.

Easy To Use

Without the need for multiple cameras or a complex system requiring professional settings, face-to-face communication in a virtual space can be achieved with the simple configuration of a commercially available compatible VR headset and a compatible smartphone. Users can easily register using the smartphone application and connect with a caller, who also has a compatible VR headset and registers for the Kokomo application, communicating with each other in a remote location with the same ease of operation as familiar existing calling applications, with the realistic sensation of being face-to-face in a life-size setting while viewing each other’s image.

Real Together Experience

The image processing technology developed by Canon USA reproduces the user’s image in live-action in a virtual space from the image captured by the compatible smartphone, allowing the user to make an “ImmersiveCall” video call while viewing the other party and surroundings in 3D in the virtual space using the compatible VR headset. The “ImmersiveCall” with live representation allows for social interaction to be accessible from one’s home, hotel, dorm room, or across other distances if there is a compatible headset, software, and an Internet connection available. When using a VR headset that covers the user’s field of vision, a highly immersive visual experience unobstructed by screens or frames can be achieved, and by using a compatible smartphone to capture full-body images, users can communicate with gestures and other forms of communication. In addition, the “Media Player,” a function for sharing photos and videos in a virtual space, allows users to enjoy communicating and chatting together while simultaneously viewing content together on the call.

Dynamic Environment

In addition to “Kokomo Studio,” the default virtual space with a relaxed and chill atmosphere, multiple virtual spaces are available, and users can switch between them depending on the content of the conversation or mood. Other virtual spaces for an “ImmersiveCall” include “Malibu Trailer” in Malibu, California, “North Shore” and “Mountain Tea House” in Oahu, Hawaii. In addition, at CES 2023, users can experience a special virtual space inspired by the new film, Knock at the Cabin, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, in theaters on February 3.

Learn more about Kokomo by visiting Canon’s CES 2023 booth from January 5th-8th (Hall 3, #16359) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Follow Canon throughout the show on Instagram and Facebook at @CanonUSA and LinkedIn at @CanonUSA. Use #CanonCES2023 to join the conversation. Visit our website at to view the recording of Canon’s CES 2023 Press Conference, which will be hosted on our Home Page after January 4.

For additional information about Kokomo, please visit

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Canon 5.2mm Dual Fisheye Lens
Canon 5.2mm Dual Fisheye Lens

Canon EOS R5C with 24mm to 105mm lens

The Atomos Ninja V+

Atomos Ninja V+
Atomos Ninja V+ Field Monitor/Recorder

Here are the specs of the Atomos Ninja V+

Panel Type          IPS-Type LCD
Display Size         5.2″ / 13.2 cm
Resolution          1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio       16:9
Touchscreen      Yes
Maximum Brightness     1000 cd/m2
Bit Depth / Color Support             8-Bit+FRC (1.07 Billion Colors)
HDR Compatibility            Advanced HDR
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)         423 ppi
Color Gamut      100% Rec. 709
Real-Time LUT Monitoring            SDR
Image Controls  Anamorphic De-Squeeze, Blue Only, False Color, Focus Peaking, Pixel Zoom, RGB Parade, Scaling, Vectorscope, Waveform, Zebra
Video    1 x HDMI Type A (HDMI 2.0) Input
1 x HDMI Type A (HDMI 2.0) Output
Embedded Audio             HDMI: 2-Channel
HDMI: 8-Channel
Audio    1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Mic/Line Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speaker None
Power I/O           1 x D-Tap Input
Other I/O             1 x LANC (2.5 mm)
Media/Memory Card Slot             None
Format Support
Video Format     HDMI (8/10-Bit 4:2:2)
8K Raw: 30
4K Raw: 120/60/30
DCI 4K: 120/60/50/30/25/24
UHD 4K: 60/50/30/25/24
1080p: 120/60/50/30/25/24
1080i: 60/50
720p: 60/50
Gamma Curve   Rec709
Video Signal Conversion HDMI to SDI
DCI 4K: 60/50/30/25/24
UHD 4K: 60/50/30/25/24
1080p: 120/100/60/50/30/25/24
1080i: 60/50
720p: 60/50
Timecode Support           Yes
Pulldown Conversion     2:2, 3:2
Camera Trigger  HDMI
Pre-Roll Record 4K: 2 Seconds
Full HD: 8 Seconds
Encoding Formats            Up to 7680 x 4320
ProRes 422, HQ, LT, Raw, Raw HQ 8/10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 120 fps
H.265 422 10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 120 fps
H.265 422 8/10-Bit 4:2:0 at up to 120 fps
DNxHR HQ, HQX, LB, SQ 8/10-Bit
Maximum Audio Tracks 12
Metadata Tagging            10
DC Input Power 6.2 to 16.8 VDC
Built-In Battery None
Battery Type      1 x L-Series
Power Consumption       10 W (Typical)
22 W (Maximum)
Mounting            2 x 3/8″-16 Female
Operating Temperature 104°F / 40°C
Material of Construction               Aluminum, Polycarbonate
Packaging Info
Dimensions        5.9 x 3.6 x 1.2″ / 151 x 91.5 x 31.5 mm
Weight 12.7 oz / 360 g
Package Weight 3.575 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)              10.7 x 7.1 x 4.7″

Atomos Ninja V+ and Canon R5 with VR180 Lens
Atomos Ninja V+ and Canon R5 with VR180 Lens

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Atomos Ninja V+
Atomos Ninja V+

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