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VIRTUAL REALITY

A new way of seeing. Welcome to Canon’s EOS VR System

Discover how to create immersive three-dimensional content using a compatible Full Frame EOS camera and the RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens, while embracing a more efficient and simpler workflow with the EOS VR SYSTEM.

A new way of seeing. Welcome to Canon’s EOS VR System

Capture stereoscopic 180° VR with EOS

Canon’s innovative solution for 180° VR capture simplifies and streamlines this whole process. It utilises the benefits of the RF mount system to enable the design of a compact dual fisheye lens that projects stereoscopic left and right eye images onto a single Full Frame sensor. This innovative design effectively eliminates issues of lens alignment and image synchronisation, capturing a dual side-by-side fisheye image directly onto a single file. Therefore, the process of converting and exporting to a final equirectangular VR image is made simpler and more robust.
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Shoot

With compatible Full Frame, RF mount cameras, such as the EOS R5 and its stunning high-resolution sensor, it is now easier to set up and shoot for stereoscopic 180° VR. Simply attach the RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens to a supported camera with the appropriate firmware, choose your desired camera settings and immerse yourself in a whole new world of virtual content creation.

Remote Shooting

Use the latest versions of Canon’s EOS Utility (for a cabled connection) or Camera Connect (for mobile wireless connection), to remotely set-up and control the camera, while also being able to see a side-by-side dual fisheye or equirectangular live preview.

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Convert

What was once a complex process of alignment, synchronisation and stitching with multiple camera/file systems, is now made infinitely easier thanks to Canon’s EOS VR Utility 1 , which makes conversion of the stereoscopic footage and stills for editing and playback, a much more efficient process. You can even import and automatically convert Canon’s VR footage direct into Adobe Premiere Pro 1 , by using Canon’s EOS VR Plug-in.

Edit

Canon’s EOS VR Utility can do basic cropping of your Canon VR video files, before conversion. However, for greater control over the grade and edit, for more professional productions, then use Adobe Premier Pro by importing the converted files from the EOS VR Utility, or simply use the EOS VR plug-in for Adobe Premier Pro to import and convert your EOS VR files in one process.

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The benefits of the Canon EOS VR system

Canon’s EOS VR SYSTEM offers a faster and more efficient way from input to output, to create stunning, professional stereoscopic 180° VR content.

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    Two lenses, one sensor

    Enables compatible high resolution, RF mount cameras such as the EOS R52 to record two images onto its single Full Frame sensor, for a quicker, simpler and more robust camera setup, requiring no camera or lens alignment and synchronisation. Plus, using a single sensor system on a single camera, means that both images exhibit the same colour response and exposure characteristics, and by default, all the camera settings will be exactly the same, meaning less time needed in post-production to make the left and right images match.

  • EOS VR Utility

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    Efficient single file management and conversion

    Capturing both the left and right eye images onto one sensor, enables the recording of the already aligned and synchronised images into one file. This simplifies file management for equirectangular conversion (requiring no additional processes for stitching of multiple images/files) and export to various professional codecs, ready for playback or further editing in an NLE timeline.

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    EOS camera system

    Utilising an EOS camera such as the EOS R5, with its 8K sensor, enables operators to shoot with a more familiar and flexible camera system, while having the ability to shoot Canon Log/Log3, providing images with both a high resolution and wide dynamic range for footage with a greater sense of immersion and realism in the final output.

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  1. EOS VR Utility and the EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro are required to perform the equirectangular switch of recorded 180° VR images from a compatible Canon camera. A paid for subscription service may be required to access all the higher functions and export codecs.
  2. May require the latest firmware update for VR compatibility.

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS VR SYSTEM SOFTWARE MAY DIFFER FROM THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCT.