Facebook RED Manifold 360 Camera

Ever wonder what a camera by RED and Facebook’s VR arm Oculus would look like? If so, then look no further than the Manifold 360. This camera packs sixteen 8K lens-sensor combos from RED for 6DoF captures, which makes it the first end-to-end solution for 3D 360 content. What does 6DoF mean? The viewer can move in six directions while viewing that footage and see it’d be what you’d see if you moved that way in the real scene. It uses Facebook’s depth estimation technology to generate the 3D view that allows for that volumetric data. Continue reading to see it in-action and for more information.

“The camera is a mix of technology from Red and Facebook 360. Red’s 8K Helium camera sensors are paired with Schneider 8mm f/4 180 degree fisheye lenses, with 16 of those setups spaced around the spherical camera. The different positions of the lenses allow the Manifold to capture multiple camera angles. The camera also houses Red’s image processing technology, allowing for simultaneous 60fps 8K. [It] will also have post processing tools for filmmakers to fine-tune that project,” said Yahoo News.