This Is Titan: VR Imagery just went 11K!!
January 7, 2019
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11K at 30 FPS is the promise

4K’s almost a standard, and for all those ready for 8K as the next big thing, at CES 2019 Insta360 announced the Insta360 Titan, an eight-lens cinematic VR camera that captures 360 photos and video at up to 11K resolution. That’s definitely brilliant news for adventurers in the VR space.

The Titan is the first standalone 360 camera ready to record in 11K. Key shooting modes include 11K at 30 FPS, 10K 3D at 30 FPS, as well as 11K 360 photos in 3D and monoscopic formats.

So here are a few standout features that makes it perfect for professional VR capture and filmmakers:

a.

General 360 cameras use an array of sensors of varying quality to cover every direction of the action. The Titan bucks this trend, sporting eight optimized MFT sensors that combine the benefits of a large sensor area with a relatively compact design. These high-performance sensors are the key to achieving a cinematic image quality that’s been unattainable to VR creators until now.

b.

The Titan supports shooting in 10 bit color, allowing for billions of color combinations and extreme color accuracy, while its high dynamic range lets creators capture natural lighting and low-light scenes to achieve an unparalleled realism in VR.

c.

The Titan uses Insta360’s signature onboard FlowState Stabilization technology, allowing for gimbal-like 9-axis stabilization with no accessories or added effort from the user. Onboard stabilization lets creators achieve the stunning dynamic shots necessary to tell a compelling story in VR.

d.

The Titan comes standard with Insta360’s Farsight live monitoring system, consisting of a transmitter and a receiver that can be easily attached to a phone or tablet. Using Farsight, VR filmmakers can easily preview and control their shoots remotely. VR directors used to have to yell “action” and then jump behind a tree to avoid ruining the shot. Farsight saves them the sweat.

e.

One key challenge with ultra-high-res VR content, has been that most playback systems aren’t ready to decode immersive video at higher than 4K, let alone 11K. CrystalView, Insta360’s proprietary playback tech, lets creators deliver what they really shot. It renders in real time exactly the part of a video a viewer is watching – with no computing power wasted on displaying what’s behind their head — so that even mainstream smartphones can play back full-quality Titan content.

Starting today, VR filmmakers can reserve their Insta360 Titan and be among the first owners when the camera ships this April. The Insta360 Titan is set to ship in April, following a pilot program with select filmmaker partners.

The Titan is priced at $14,999 USD, and the reservation is confirmed with a fully refundable deposit. To book ypour own piece of 11K goodness, go to this link.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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