The Big List of Virtual Reality Hardware and 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.
latest update: Feb 1st 2024
Interesting companies/resources to check out:





Insta360 Air
Insta360 Air


  • 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 – Affordable 360 camera with software
  • Ricoh Theta V – 4K 30fps Video with 4-way audio
  • Ricoh Theta X – 5.7K,includes a color display for quicker, phone-free setups and image review
  • 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”
  • Vuze XR – 5.7K 3D VR & 360 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


Live action:

Stitching/Panoramic Image

  • 3DVista Stitcher – Supports donut (oneshot) images
  • Adobe Lightroom CC 2015+
  • Adobe Photoshop (File->Automate->PhotoMerge)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro (native VR playback and editing – no stitching yet)
  • Autostitch
  • KRPano – Free watermarked demos – tools for panoramic to VR videos and stills
  • Hugin
  • HumanEyes VR Studio
  • Mistika VR from SGO
  • Panorama_tools
  • Panoweaver
  • PanoramaStudio
  • PhotoVISTA
  • PTAssembler
  • PTGui
  • VolumePhoto SE
  • StereoStitch – Offers real-time 3D 360 video stitching for VR live streaming​“【oaicite:0】“​.

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



Head Mounted Displays

    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
  • Skybox VR
  • VRPlayer – an experimental Virtual Reality Media Player for Head-Mounted Display devices

3D Spatialized Audio and Audio Pipeline Solutions

  • AstoundSound (GenAudio Inc)
  • Avid Pro Tools 2023 Updates – Enhanced with features for ambisonic audio production, including expanded track widths and integrated Dolby Atmos® rendering.
  • Ambi Verb HD – Contains 30 ambisonic room impulse responses for immersive content creation.
  • Blue Ripple Sound: Rapture 3D SDK
  • Dolby Atmos
  • FB360 Spatial Workstation (formerly 3Dception from Two Big Ears – now owned by Facebook)
  • 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
  • b360 Ambisonic Encoder – Ambisonics B encoder
  • Sound Particles – Nuno Fonseco, like CGI/particle emitter for audio
  • Harpex
  • AudioKinetic Wwise for VR – Game Audio Pipeline Solutions
  • Zephyr Ambisonic Reverb – A 3D audio binaural/surround algorithmic reverb plugin for immersive soundscapes.

Virtual Reality Peripherals




Neurable attached to HTC Vive HMD
Neurable attached to HTC Vive HMD


teslasuit - haptic technology

Misc VR Apps and Services of Interest

  • Cognitive3d – VR/AR analytics company that specializes in tracking user behavior in digital realities.
  • 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

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