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. It allows you to use its VR 180 camera mode to capture 3D photos and share 3D photos on the Facebook timeline. It’s the first VR camera that offers a native way to share your memories via post 3D Facebook photo. Before that, only users who have an iPhone with dual lens camera are able to create 3D effect and have access to 3D photo option in social networks. Android phones with dual cameras like galaxy note have no access to create and share 3D effect.

How to share 3D Photo to Facebook on QooCam

The basic principle of the 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 360 camera Obsidian. It can 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. They share 3D photos and post 3D photos in a straight-forward and fun way.” said Dan Chen, Kandao CEO./p>
QooCam 3D photo function is easily connected to Facebook’s existing workflow. Here is how to post 3d photo on facebook. After shooting a 4K 3D 180° photo with QooCam, you can “Refocus” it in the app to adjust the background blur. In this process, QooCam automatically generates the corresponding depth map. And the depth maps are stored as portrait photos. Or in other words, photos in portrait mode, to your dual lens smartphone which works compatibly with Facebook 3D photos ( iPhone 7 Plus iPhone, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X iphone, iPhone XS or iphone XS Max). You can export and portrait photos to your phone album and follow Facebook’s 3D photo upload steps. Upload a 3D via Facebook app to make it interactively 3D viewable on the Facebook post. You can also view 3D photos 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 images, 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 effect

Based on the depth map 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. Remember to capture the distance.

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. Contrasting colors in the foreground and background will improve the 3D effect.

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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