Lucid Partners with RED on New 3D/4V Camera for Hydrogen One Phone
That RED Hydrogen One smartphone that we’ve been hearing so much about recently, just got a major “accessory” announcement. It turns out that Lucid, makers of the LucidCam 180-degree VR camera, has been working with the Hollywood camera maker to develop a 3D/4-View (4V) camera that will shoot 8K video and image capture. Where the Hydrogen One comes in is that the soon-to-be-released phone will attach to the camera and be able to be used as the viewfinder.
The new RED camera is powered by Lucid’s 3D Fusion Technology, which the company said transforms the time and processing-intensive workflow of 3D/4V content into an “instantaneous point-and-shoot experience for the end user. The look and feel of the new camera sticks to RED’s traditional designs, but it integrates two hardware-synced 4K cameras that leverage a beam splitter to capture and convert the content into an 8K 4V (.h4v) file. That means that once the content is created, it can be distributed through YouTube, Facebook, and RED’s own content platform.