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The Big List of Virtual Reality Production Resources

The following is list was assembled and is maintained by VRTO, Toronto, Canada. Please do not redistribute the complete content out of context, we ask that you link to the page instead.

Interesting companies/resources to check out:

Cameras/Capture:

    • 360 Cam -The 360cam delivers easy real time streaming video over WiFi and even has an optional lightbulb socket adapter.
    • 360Fly – like an integrated 360 degree GoPro
    • 360Rize – rigs for 360 live action capture
    • 360Heros Abyss – specialized 360 underwater camera
    • Bubl Cam
    • Briskeye CAM360 Pro – Rugged camera housing, Real-time processed 360° video in 4K resolution
    • ELMO Qubic series – tiny cameras with high quality wide angle lenses + 360 system

 

 

The Elmo360 Mount with 4 QBic MS-1 cameras, for full 360º video capture without blindspot.
The Elmo360 Mount with 4 QBic MS-1 cameras, for full 360º video capture without blindspot. From Freedom360.us

 

 

 

Insta360 Air
Insta360 Air

 

  • Insta360 Nano (iOS) – 3040 x 1520 rez, $199
  • iZugar Z6x3D an all-in-one, integrated 3D 360 camera
  • iZugar Studio Z2XC Kit Set – a nice and affordable GoPro Conversion solution
  • Jaunt “NEO”
  • Kodak SP360 and SP360 4K
  • Kolor Abyss – 360 Underwater Camera casing for GoPros from Kolor
  • LG 360 Cam – a very affordable 2K integrated 360 cam
  • Live Planet – a powerful integrated 16-lens camera + end-to-end workflow solution
  • LucidCam – Pocket sized Binocular cam allows you to capture the world like your own eyes in true 3D VR
  • Luna – a small 360 integrated waterproof camera
  • Lytro Immerge – “The world’s first professional Light Field solution for cinematic VR, providing lifelike presence for live action VR through six degrees of freedom”
  • Nikon Keymission 360
  • Nokia OZO VR
  • Orah 4i from Video-Stitch
  • Orbi Prime – 360 sunglasses!
  • Point Grey Ladybug 5 USB 3.0 – 30 MP resolution covering 90% of a full sphere
  • Ricoh Theta S – Afforable 360 camera with software
  • Scanse – A scanning LiDAR sensor designed to bring powerful 360 degree sensing capabilities to everyone for an affordable price.
  • Sphericam 2 – 4k, 60fps, autostitch, 6 lenses
  • Spectacles by Snap Inc. – freak out all your friends as you video record them with your eyeglasses!
  • Vuze from HumanEyes – Award-winning stereoscopic, 8-lens integrated, auto-stitching 4K “prosumer camera”
  • VSN V.360° HD Camera – features Bluetooth, USB 3.0 and free software for YouTube conversion – interesting form factor
  • Yi 360 VR Camera – Pocket cam delivers 5.7K at 30fps in 360 degree, with autostitch, 12mp SONY sensors, 100mpbs Wi-Fi
  • Yi HALO VR Camera – As the newest Jump camera, it was built to work with Jump Assembler. Together they can produce high quality stitches and deliver high quality stereo VR content up to 8K x 8K
  • Z Cam S1 – 4K 60fps, 6k 30fps, Open API, integrated spherical cam with ethernet port, premium lenses, onboard sync

Software

Live action:

Stitching/Panoramic Image

VR Production Tools

  • Canvas Pro 360 from Torus Media Labs – powerful VFX tools for spherical video manipulation in After Effects
  • Liquid Cinema – a unique, software-based Point of Interest director
  • Mocha VR – native 360 optimized effects tools, including 360° planar motion tracking, advanced roto & masking tools, automatic object removal
  • Skybox Studio a huge suite of tools for spherical video manipulation (for After Effects) from Mettle
  • Pano2VR and Object2VR from Garden Gnome Software
  • VRPanorama Renderer for Unity 5




Developer Tools

Interactive/Animation/Engines/Social/WebVR

SDKs

Head Mounted Displays

 

 

StarVR 210 degree field of view
StarVR 210 degree field of view

 

Production Tools

Virtual Reality Content Players

  • MaxVR from Super Sinful Silicon – Designed to play Video in VR as smoothly as currently possible
  • Samsung VR
  • VRPlayer – an experimental Virtual Reality Media Player for Head-Mounted Display devices

3D Spatialized Audio and Audio Pipeline Solutions

  • AstoundSound (GenAudio Inc)
  • Blue Ripple Sound: Rapture 3D SDK
  • Dolby Atmos
  • FB360 Spatial Workstation (formerly 3Dception from Two Big Ears – now owned by Facebook)
  • FFMOD
  • Hear360
  • Noise Makers Ambi Head & Ambi Pan
  • Oculus Audio SDK
  • Omnitone – Google’s open source spatial audio renderer with the cross-browser support.
  • Rondo360 – Hyperrealistic Audio for VR by Dysonic
  • Phonon 3D
  • Sound Particles – Nuno Fonseco, like CGI/particle emitter for audio
  • Harpex
  • AudioKinetic Wwise for VR – Game Audio Pipeline Solutions

Virtual Reality Peripherals

Misc VR Apps and Services of Interest

  • Learn Immersive – “Learn Immersive puts you in a realistic 3D simulation where you discover how to complete tasks in the foreign language.”
  • Monzo – Digital Model Kits
  • Scandy – custom printed 360 spheres you can hold in your hand
  • Seene – Advanced computer vision technologies designed from the ground up for use on mobile devices in real-time applications.

VR and Immersive Video Content Distributors and Digital Marketplaces

Virtual Reality Development Grants, Foundations and Funding

  • VR For Good – Oculus
  • ON WEVR – “Launch your first (or next) VR experience leveraging our community and grant program. With OnWEVR, a virtual reality producer could net anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 grant to produce their idea.”
  • Crytek’s VR First Centers

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