The Vuze 3D VR Camera Technology Captures and Shares the Astronaut Experience On-Board the ISS
HumanEyes Technologies is pleased to share the results of our participation in the first 3D VR video filmed in space. HumanEyes was approached in 2017, by National Geographic, to provide the Vuze camera so it could be used to capture 3D 360-degree video of life in space. The Vuze VR camera was commercially available since 2016 and was selected due its ability to capture true VR experiences, create VR storytelling, compact size, and rugged construction. In late 2017 the Vuze VR camera was flown to the ISS on the Cygnus cargo spacecraft, launching from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Once it reached the International Space Station it began its own mission to record life among the crew. The resulting video was used as part of the National Geographic TV series, One Strange Rock.
A preview of the video from National Geographic is below.
First-Ever 3D VR Filmed in Space | One Strange Rock
Fly side-by- side with astronauts in the first ever 3D Virtual Reality film shot in space. Now YOU can experience weightlessness… hurtle around the globe at 17-thousand miles per hours…and take in an impossibly stunning view of our home that just might change how you think about Earth. Featuring Astronauts Chris Hadfield, Mae Jemison, Mike Massimino and Nicole Stott.
"360 video capture technology is the perfect tool to give viewers on Earth an astronaut experience. VR viewers are able to feel the experience as if they were on the ISS themselves, in a natural way. HumanEyes is proud that we were able to participate in such a unique project with the most affordable 3D 360 camera available in the market today. We are happy that we could help share the astronaut experience with so many people.”
Shahar Bin-Nun, CEO of HumanEyes.
Astronaut Paolo Nespoli with the Vuze Camera mounted to his head.
The 3D 360 degree video of the ISS allows viewers to experience life as an astronaut on-board the ISS. The video can be viewed on the National Geographic YouTube and Facebook channel as well as through the ISSVR companion app.
A look of earth from the International Space Station