VRDL360 Won’t Support Live Streaming

The upcoming 7K VRDL360 won’t be support live streaming after all.

A message from Rao Jinhe (the CMO)

Here are those production shots in more detail:


Rao Jinhe This decision affects only live streaming feature. We will be providing desktop software for both Windows and Mac for live streaming in the future and you can still use your smartphone’s cellular network for live streaming with iOS app ( we know this may be a crazy idea). 

The decision is so they can concentrate on the quality of photo/video. Needless to say there has been a level of disappointment perceived, as well as some understanding from backers:

“You guys are aware of how fast the 360 camera technology is moving right? Every contender on the market can live stream with no issues on Android and iPhone for the most part.”

“This is a huge disappointment. I suggest hiring some app developers that can make android streaming work.”

“Damn, some people are really spitting their dummies out!  Live stream was a nice feature, but quality stills and video are definitely top priority for me. As a result I’m ok with VRDL’s decision if this is necessary.”

“Stitching in live stream in any quality is not easy, I can understand the choice they have to make”

When I asked,

Could it be included in a firmware update later down the line?

The reply was,

We haven’t found the solution for this yet with the current version of VRDL360 camera. Sorry.

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Upcoming VRDL360, Pre Production Shots and Colour Samples

The VRDL360 is an upcoming 7K 360 camera that has the potential to blow all the other 360 cameras out the water.

Pre production shots for the sample camera:

Some colour samples:

Currently the developers are working on,

  • Manual Exposure
  • Manual Shutter
  • Manual IOS
  • Time Lapse
  • Burst shooting
  • Night shot mode 
  • HDR
  • Image Stabilization
  • Increase the resolution for preview video and decrease the frame rate
  • Full screen preview

Cover art

Get the version of the app

Click here for the Android version

Click here for the iOS version

It does appear to lack a tripod mount, but they say that they are working on an attachment and also working on a waterproof housing.

They say Facebook and youtube live streaming will be in 3k, although facebook have just announced support for 4K live streaming, so this could yet change.

In summary, the VRDL360 seems to have intriguing specifications. There are still questions to be answered, but they seem to be listening to feedback and took just a day to make changes on the first release of the app. I’ve backed it and will keep you up to date with any more news.

The camera is set to ship in September.

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