Shenzhen, China /PRNewswire/ – NASA’s Artemis I mission lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39B on November 16, 2022. MeetMo, Felix & Paul Studios, and FlightLine Films used Kandao Obsidian Pro software to broadcast the launch of NASA’s Artemis I mission live in Ultra HD 8K. It was the first immersive 8K live broadcast of a rocket launch, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in terms of quality, interactivity and presence, giving audiences an unforgettable close-up experience. Kandao Obsidian Pro performs flawlessly in both a low-light environment before the missile launches and in the ultra-bright moment when the missile takes off, lighting up the night with its 14-stop dynamic range and eight APS-C sensors.
The Obsidian Pro is a 12K 360-degree camera that won a 2022 TIME Invention Award, a Top 100 Good Design Award, and an IDEA Bronze Design Award. It is the first panoramic camera for 12K panoramic shooting, videography, and 8K panoramic live broadcasting, and the first with electronically adjustable aperture and focal length. With eight spider-like lenses that combine to deliver immersive, VR-ready footage, Obsidian Pro is fast becoming the new standard for filming or live-streaming world events.
Live VR has made events like stadium games or NASA rocket launches more accessible to people around the world, while the resolution limitations of the previous 360 cameras meant it wasn’t used as often. Therefore, Obsidian Pro with 8K 30FPS live streaming and 6K 60FPS VR capability was released as a solution. Live feeds can be transmitted directly from the camera or via software such as OBS. Protocols such as RTSP, RTMP, RTMPS, and SRT are supported. It even features an HDMI port for 8K 30Hz max output, making it the perfect choice for low-latency live broadcasts.
As for stitching, it can be done both in camera and through software. Users can select a suitable pattern for in-camera stitching according to the distance between the main subject being shot and the camera to improve stitching. In addition, there are stitching programs for better output accuracy and visual stitching ability for different uses.
It even comes with remote control live broadcast software, picture-in-picture, and resolution and bitrate adjustment, making Obsidian Pro a complete and reliable live broadcast camera.
Artemis I is a bold move to get us back to the moon, and Kandao Obsidian Pro could be a bold move to get us closer to the metaverse.
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