VR 360 is the fist company in South Africa that created a 360° Video back in 2012. We developed our own 360° camera and used it for the fist time at the Johannesburg International Motor show in 2012. As far as we know this was the first 360° video to be commercially created in South Africa at the time.
Today we rarely use the 360° cameras that we have developed although we are nostalgic about it we use professional commercial graded cameras.
Our 360° Video Cameras and 360° Filming Capabilities
We’ve Developed our own high-end Professional Grade 360° Camera Rigs and Setups. Below is an image of one of the 360° Video Camera Systems that we’ve custom developed in 2012. These cameras offers high-end 8K 360° Video capturing capabilities.
360° Video Camera Rig
Image of the 360° Video Camera rig that we’ve developed in 2012 ourselves.
360° Video Camera Rig
Another High-End 360° Video Camera Rig, that we’ve developed.
Commercial Professional Grade Camera – The INSTA 360 PRO 2 Camera
The Insta360 Pro 2 camera with Farsight is a professional-grade 360° camera that represents a significant leap forward in VR and 360° content creation. This camera is designed for serious content creators, professionals in various fields, and businesses looking to produce high-quality virtual reality content or immersive 360° experiences. Here are some key features and aspects of the Insta360 Pro 2:
- Advanced Imaging Technology: The Insta360 Pro 2 features six high-definition lenses, capable of capturing 8K 3D 360° videos and photos. This high resolution ensures that the final output is incredibly detailed, offering a truly immersive viewing experience.
- Farsight Live Monitoring: One of the standout features of the Pro 2 is its Farsight remote monitoring system. Farsight provides a 1080p high-definition live feed to a controller from up to 300 meters away in open spaces (and around 180 meters in closed environments like indoors). This allows for precise remote control of the camera, which is particularly useful in challenging shooting environments or when the camera is out of reach.
- FlowState Stabilization: The camera is equipped with FlowState stabilization technology, which ensures smooth footage even in dynamic shooting scenarios. This is crucial for professional-quality VR and 360° content, as it minimizes the motion blur and camera shake that can be disorienting in VR environments.
- HDR Video and Photos: The Pro 2 supports high dynamic range (HDR) for both videos and photos, allowing for more natural lighting and improved color range. This feature is particularly beneficial when shooting in environments with a mix of light and dark areas.
- CrystalView Playback: Insta360’s CrystalView technology allows viewers to watch 8K 360° video in full quality on standard VR headsets, phones, and other non-8K devices. It converts 8K 360° footage into a format that’s more easily played back on these devices without losing detail.
- Easy Workflow Integration: The camera integrates seamlessly with various editing software, making the post-production process more efficient. It supports both RAW and JPG formats for photos, and high-quality video formats for editing.
- Versatile Application: The Insta360 Pro 2 is suitable for a wide range of applications, including virtual tours for real estate, immersive content for tourism, VR experiences for education and training, and high-quality video production for media and entertainment.
- Long Battery Life and Connectivity Options: The camera comes with a long-lasting battery, which is essential for extended shooting sessions. It also offers various connectivity options, including HDMI and USB, ensuring it can fit into various production setups.
The Insta360 Pro 2 camera with Farsight is an advanced tool for creating immersive, high-quality 360° content. Its combination of high-resolution imaging, effective stabilization, remote monitoring capabilities, and versatile application makes it a top choice for professionals in various sectors looking to leverage the power of VR and 360° technology.
As a sophisticated and professional-grade 360° camera, the Insta360 Pro 2 is a significant investment and, as such, is available only in limited quantities in South Africa. We take great pride in being among the select few 360° video producers in the country who possess this exceptional camera. This elite tool enables us to deliver unparalleled quality in 360° video production. If you’re seeking top-tier 360° video services in South Africa, it’s essential to ensure that your chosen provider utilizes the Insta360 Pro 2 or a camera of comparable caliber to guarantee the best possible footage. Our commitment to using such advanced equipment underlines our dedication to providing the highest standard of service in this specialized field.
The Insta360 Pro 2 is a high-end 360-degree camera known for its advanced features and specifications. Here are some of the key specifications of the
INSTA 360 PRO 2
Insta360 Pro 2 Professional VR Camera:
- Resolution and Frame Rate:
- Video: Up to 8K 3D at 30 fps, 8K monoscopic at 60 fps, and 4K 3D at 120 fps.
- Photo: Captures still images at resolutions up to 12K in 3D and 8K in monoscopic.
- Lenses: Six F2.4 fisheye lenses for comprehensive 360-degree coverage.
- Stabilization: Features FlowState stabilization technology for smoother footage.
- HDR Support: Supports high dynamic range (HDR) for both photos and videos.
- Live Streaming: Capable of live streaming in 4K 3D or 8K monoscopic.
- Storage: Uses six microSD cards for recording footage from each lens, plus a full SD card for stabilizing footage in real-time.
- Farsight Remote Monitoring: Provides 1080p long-range live monitoring with a range of up to 300 meters in open areas.
- Audio: Features four built-in microphones and supports external audio input.
- Connectivity: Offers HDMI output, USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi connections for versatile connectivity options.
- File Formats:
- Video formats: Supports a range of formats including insv (can be converted to mp4 via Insta360 Stitcher), LOG, HDR.
- Photo formats: Supports insp, RAW (dng, can be developed with software), and JPEG.
- Battery: Comes with a removable 5100mAh battery, providing substantial operational time.
- Post-Production: Compatible with a range of editing software and supports Insta360’s proprietary CrystalView playback technology for viewing 8K content on standard devices.
- Dimensions and Weight: Compact and portable design, making it suitable for various types of shoots.
The Insta360 Pro 2 is designed for professional use and is particularly popular in virtual reality content creation, immersive 360-degree video production, and high-quality photography. Its combination of high resolution, advanced stabilization, and comprehensive features make it a top choice for professionals seeking to produce premium-quality 360-degree content.
This is part of a 360° Video that we’ve created. Instead of using our 360° Cameras we’ve created these experience in Unity and Blender using a virtual 360° camera. We can also mix Animation and real 360° Video Footage.
360° Video Animation
360° Video Drone Footage
VR360 – The 360° Video Producers in South Africa
Companies looking to create cutting-edge 360° video content, VR 360 stands as your premier choice. With our rich history of innovation since 2012 and the utilization of state-of-the-art technology like the INSTA 360 PRO 2 Camera, we are uniquely equipped to bring your visionary projects to life. Our dedication to quality, combined with our expertise in 360° video production, ensures that your content will not only meet but exceed the highest standards of immersive experience.
Whether it’s for marketing, virtual tours, educational content, or any other application, VR 360 is committed to providing exceptional service and unparalleled results. We invite you to reach out to us for all your 360° video production inquiries and embark on a journey to redefine the boundaries of digital storytelling and virtual experiences.
Let’s collaborate to create something truly extraordinary.
VR 360 – 360° Video Production Services
At VR 360, we offer a diverse and comprehensive suite of services in 360° video production, tailored to meet the unique needs and visions of our clients. Our expertise encompasses the following areas:
- 360° Video Shooting: Our skilled team uses state-of-the-art 360° cameras to capture high-quality video content, ensuring a fully immersive experience from every angle.
- Aerial 360° Videography: With our advanced drone technology, we provide stunning aerial 360° footage, ideal for capturing expansive landscapes, property developments, and large-scale events from a unique vantage point.
- Virtual Tours: We specialize in creating interactive and engaging 360° virtual tours for a range of sectors including real estate, hospitality, museums, and educational institutions, offering viewers a realistic and detailed exploration of spaces.
- Post-Production Excellence: Our post-production services include meticulous stitching, color correction, and editing, guaranteeing a seamless and high-quality final product that exceeds expectations.
- 3D Animation and Graphics: Enhancing 360° videos with 3D animations and graphics, we offer a visually rich experience, adding depth and context to the storytelling.
- Interactive Elements: We incorporate interactive features such as clickable hotspots and informational overlays, making the 360° videos not just visually captivating but also informative and engaging.
- 360° Live Streaming: VR 360 provides live streaming services in 360°, bringing events, conferences, and performances to a global audience in an immersive format.
- VR Content Creation: Crafting content specifically for VR headsets, we push the boundaries of immersive experiences, making viewers feel like they’re truly part of the scene.
- Spatial Audio Production: Our audio production is tailored to complement 360° visuals, with spatial audio that envelops the viewer, enhancing the overall immersive experience.
- Concept Development and Consultation: We collaborate closely with our clients to develop unique concepts and effective strategies for their 360° video content, ensuring it aligns with their goals and target audience.
- Training and Workshops: VR 360 also offers training and workshops on 360° video production, equipping clients and enthusiasts with the necessary skills and knowledge in this innovative field.
- Distribution and Hosting Solutions: We assist in distributing and hosting 360° content across various platforms, ensuring compatibility and optimal viewing experiences on different devices and VR headsets.
- Analytics and Reporting: Providing valuable insights into viewer engagement and interactions, we help our clients understand the impact of their content and refine their strategies accordingly.
At VR 360, we are committed to delivering exceptional quality and innovative solutions in 360° video production. Whether it’s for marketing, training, entertainment, or virtual tours, our team is equipped with the expertise and technology to bring your vision to life in an immersive and impactful way. Contact us to explore how we can transform your ideas into captivating 360° experiences.