Canon unveils its first Virtual Reality Video Production System

Canon has recently introduced the EOS VR System, a new virtual reality (VR) video production system. The system will be available in late December 2021, and it will contain one specialised lens and two computer software programs. VR is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of areas, including entertainment, tourism, and education. With the growing market demand for virtual reality (VR), Canon is leveraging its optical technologies developed through the development and production of the EOS interchangeable lens camera system to establish a new VR video production system that produces high-quality images while maintaining an efficient production workflow.

The new EOS VR System is made up of two mirrorless cameras, a specialised lens, and computer software. Users may shoot VR films by adding the specialised lens to the camera, then using computer software to convert the resultant picture files to a common VR file format, making post-production simple.

Commenting on this launch, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President and CEO, Canon India said, “We are constantly pushing technological boundaries by anticipating both current and future needs. With the launch of Canon EOS VR System, we are bringing the power to create incredible 180°VR content in up-to 8K size output. This is a game changing product for the imaging industry where professional content creators can create high quality VR content using our easy-to-use workflows.”

Mr. C Sukumaran, Director – Consumer Systems Products and Imaging Communication Business, Canon India further added, “The EOS VR System has been developed by nurturing Canon’s optical technologies and EOS interchangeable lens camera system. It promises high- quality images coupled with an efficient production workflow. When attached to the EOS R5, the new RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens will enable users to harness the camera’s ultra- high definition 8K recording capabilities and produce an immersive feel like never experienced before.”

The new RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens is a specialized RF lens with two fisheye lenses designed to provide a parallax effect that may be utilized to create 3D 180-degree VR pictures. When coupled to the EOS R5 mirrorless camera, the lens allows users to take use of the camera’s 8K recording capabilities to generate ultra-high quality footage.

The Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8 Dual Fisheye lens is priced at Rs. 1,79,995, while the EOS VR Utility Software and EOS VR Plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro is priced on a subscription basis, and both will be available in December 2021.