KANDAO - Professional 3D 360° VR Camera
KanDao Technology is a Shenzhen based company that redefines VR camera Hardware & Software. After designing their first product, a 360 Vr camera called Obsidian, we handled their rebranding.
The Kandao Obsidian honors its name having been awarded Best of Innovation in the Digital Imaging category, CES 2017. With its elegant design and professional-grade imaging capability, it offers a rich plethora of features to VR content professionals.
Founded in January 2016, Kandao Technology is a high-tech company specializing in virtual reality technology research and
development. Dedicated to providing high-end professional imagery software solution and hardware manufacture for VR/AR content creation, Kandao Technology is committed to delivering evolutional digital imaging products that will change the way of how people see and connect with the world.
The camera uses six fish-eye lenses to capture an immersive 360, 3D view. The camera is available in two formats, the Obsidian R which prioritizes resolution with 8K video at 30 fps, and the Obsidian S that puts the focus on frame rate, and can boast of 4K video at a speedy 120 fps frame rate. Both cameras have three different video modes, as well as the ability to record RAW still photos in the DNG format. Only a 3D 360° panorama video can give a true sense of immersion, a key to bringing the virtual reality world to its audience. Kandao Obsidian utilizes a deep-learning stitching method, automatically generating high quality stereoscopic panoramas.
The camera, named the Obsidian has garnered a "Best Of Innovation Honoree" award at CES 2017 in Las Vegas as well as a German design award winner in 2018 and was one of the cameras singled out for praise by Facebook's VR engineer director, Brian Cabral.