The first VR camera supports creating and direct sharing 3D photos to Facebook

SHENZHEN, Guangdong – November 27th, 2018  – Kandao releases the Facebook-ready 3D photo feature on QooCam, allowing you to use its VR180 camera mode to capture 3D photos and share directly to Facebook timeline. It’s the first VR camera that offers a native way to post 3D photos to Facebook, before that, only users who has an iPhone with dual-lens camera are able to create this effect.

How to share 3D Photo to Facebook on QooCam

The basic principle of 3D photo is the depth mapping technology that can estimate the distance of subjects in a picture. Kandao has already applied this tech into its flagship 8K 3D 360-degree camera Obsidian to create 6-Dof (Degree of freedom) virtual reality experience, as well as QooCam to enable refocusing feature. “Now thanks to Facebook for rolling out the 3D photos, more people can access this technology in a straight-forward and fun way.” said Dan Chen, Kandao CEO.

QooCam 3D photo function is easily connected to Facebook’s existing workflow. Here is how it works: after shooting a 4K 3D 180° photo with QooCam, you can “Refocus” it in the app to adjust background blur. In this process, QooCam automatically generates the corresponding depth map and make it available to save it as a portrait to your dual-lens smartphone which works compatibly with Facebook 3D photos ( iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS or XS Max).You can export and portrait photo to your phone album and follow Facebook’s 3D photo upload steps, to post it via FB mobile app to make it interactively 3D viewable on Facebook, you can also view it on Oculus VR headsets.

Pls noted that the QooCam 3D photos can be only shared via iPhone with duel-lens camera. With Facebook adding support for more devices to upload 3D photos, more users can experience this feature in the future.


Creating 3D photos with QooCam is straight-forward, and here are some tips to make 3D photos more realistic to relive your moments just like how you really experienced them the first time:

1.Find the perfect distance for better 3D
Based on the depth technology and human vision, the distance between camera and subject should be kept to 2-3 feet. Being too far or too close will weaken the 3D effect.

2.Adjust the background blur
QooCam allows you to shot first and refocus later, giving you the ability to change the focus point and adjust the background blur when editing. Choose and preview the extent of blur that you want to get a better 3D effect.

3.Pay attention to color contrast
Try to distinguish between the subject and the background. If you wear white, standing in front of a red color wall will make you more prominent than standing in front of a white wall.

4.Shooting something with textures
It would be better to shoot something with textures. Try to avoid transparent objects like clear plastic or glass, very slim subjects like twigs, and halo from strong light, as they are relatively difficult to be dealt with.

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