Grand Prize winner of 2017 Google I/O ExperimentsChallenge.
Camarada is a camera like no other. It links nearby smartphonesto form camera arrays, producing 3D virtual reality videothat previously was only possible with costly, specializedequipment.
From now on, everyone can preserve and relive memories inVirtual Reality! No cable. No rig. No post-production. For free. VRvideo by and for everyone.
Record the first virtual reality 3D video of your life, andenjoy it INSTANTLY in VR viewers/goggles or Red-Cyan 3D glasseswith the built-in VR media player, and share your life’s truemoments with friends and family wherever they are!
Single-User mode: In this mode, you capture 2D videos thesame way as any other camera app. However, Camarada is able torender these videos in virtual reality mode for immersive viewingin VR goggles.
Dual-Phone mode: Camarada automatically links twosmartphones to capture stereoscopic 3D videos. Then you caninstantly enjoy them in your goggle. It is world’s first andonly mobile app that’s capable of 3D video.
Multi-Phone (3+) mode: The more friends nearby, themerrier! – Camarada is capable of capturing panoramic/360-degree 3Dvideos in this mode. (coming soon)
1. Why is Dual-Phone mode needed to capture a 3D movie? Ithought some “3D camera” apps can do this with one device?
You need two cameras capturing at the exact same time and fromslightly different angles to have true, stereoscopic 3D, period.There is no way around this – it’s physics and it’s how our eyeswork. Any “3D camera” app that claims to capture “3D” using onephone, is making some tradeoff – either it’s for inanimate objectsonly, or it’s not stereoscopic 3D at all.
2. Do I need phones of the same kind/model?
No, you don’t – you can use any combination of Android devices -whatever you and your friend happen to have. Camarada does the hardwork and adjusts for the differences. If you happen to haveidentical phones, however, the software can detect and takeadvantage of this, and in some cases render higher quality 3Dmovies.
3. Can Camarada capture 3D photos?
Absolutely! It is a REAL 3D HD camera/camcorder, not one thatcan only take 3D pictures of a table, a chair, a vase… you getthe idea 🙂