Our First Look At Footage From Canon’s New VR Camera Lens

The new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens is capable of recording180-degree video in 8K.

Earlier this month, one of the biggest camera manufacturers in the world, Canon Inc, launched its new EOS VR System. Composed of a dual-optic camera lens, new post-processing software, and new firmware for the company’s EOS R5 camera, the streamlined VR system allows you to capture 180-degree stereoscopic footage in stunning 8K.

Those with experience capturing stereoscopic footage will tell you how time-consuming the process can be. Conventional stereoscopic camera solutions capture two separate images for each eye, resulting in two video files that need to be stitched together in post-production. The EOS VR system simplifies the process by capturing a single video using the new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens with an ultrawide field-of-view of 190-degrees. This means you no longer have to manually stitch the videos together or worry about any inconsistencies in focus, exposure, or color.

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In a two-minute interactive video provided by Canon, we’re given a brief look at the new EOS VR System in action as a group of dancers perform an energetic routine recorded in stereoscopic 3D. By tapping and dragging your finger on the screen (cursor if you’re on a computer), you can look around the 180-degree scene and take in more of the performance. It should also be noted that YouTube currently supports a max resolution of 4K, which means the video you’re seeing was recorded in even higher quality.

Image Credit: Canon Inc.

Canon’s RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens is available now for $1,999.00 and is compatible exclusively with the Canon EOS R5. You’ll also need a copy of Adobe Premiere Pro for post-production purposes. Needless to say, you’re going to be looking at some fairly large files sizes, so additional storage wouldn’t hurt as well.

For more information on the new EOS VR system, visit here.

Feature Image Credit: Canon Inc.

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