Kandao Live 8K

8K 3D VR Live Streaming

8K 360 VR Live Streaming cases of application

PGA European Tour

Adopting Kandao Technology’s 8K VR Live solution, Tata Communications, a leading global provider of A New World of Communications, successfully applies the Obsidian live 360 camera to live stream the international-level professional golf tournament, PGA European Tour, at the full quality of 360 8K virtual reality.

World Internet Conference

China Mobile is the world’s leading telecommunications operator. During the fourth World Internet Conference (Wuzhen Summit), it cooperated with Huawei to demonstrate the 8K virtual reality live streaming which is supplied by Kandao company based on the 5G network. It regarded as the landmark of the arrival of the 5G era, which indicates the inevitably wide application of 8K 360 live streaming.

FINA Short Course World Championships

Partnering with Huawei company, China Telecom applied an 8K VR camera for live broadcasting supplied by Kandao Technology on the 14th FINA Short Course World Championships. The new approach of VR sports live with multiple camera angels provides you access to watch in the first row of the international competition and share your experience.

8K camera for live, Real Time “Immersive”

Kandao Live 8K is a high-end VR live streaming service and solution, which implemented a highly efficient live 360 video processing technology. It enables the Obsidian live 360 camera to broadcast full HD 8K live stream VR experience to the people worldwide at scale and at ease.

To deliver high quality augmented reality experiences, the 360 live video content should be at least 8K, as it offers crisp details to enhance immersive experiences. The higher quality 8K quadruples the 4K resolution and you’ll tell the pixel difference at first glance in VR headsets, such as Facebook oculus. It also brings technical challenges to processing due to the huge amounts of data, while Kandao Obsidian VR Live Stream Camera and Kandao Live 8K make it happened.

End-to-end solution for 8K VR live

Kandao Live 8K system consists of pro-level 8K 3D 360 streaming cameras Obsidian R, patented 8K virtual Live software and 8K VR playback solution. The Obsidian camera devices have wide angle fisheye lenses and are able to input 8K high image quality content. The Kandao live 8K allows the Obsidian VR live cam to stream 360 content directly from a computer by ONE Powered Ethernet cable, allowing people to power the VR camera while transferring the data, no need to worry about the battery life and Wi-Fi signal. Thus, it can provide accessibility, efficiency, and deliver high quality content to worldwide people.

To ensure the real-time live with 8K quality, the Obsidian 360 live streaming camera outputs six streams of synchronized 4K video sources. They are then stitched and encoding by the powerful Kandao live 8K software, to generate and share 2D/3D 360 video live stream in real time watch.

8K Ultra High Resolution capturing

8K real time optical flow stitching

Supporting both 2D & 3D

Optimized real-time encoding process

The Kandao Live 8K uses optimized RTMP which is able to upload H.265/HEVC content. So that it can achieve real-time RTMP with a high compression ratio by HEVC/H.265, which results in less storage space, less network bandwidth consumption in transmission and higher live VR streaming speed. One of the features of it includes that 8K 360 Video bitrates can reach 150Mbps.

Max 150Mbps video bit rates

Supporting HEVC in RTMP

Real time H.265 encoding

Low live streaming latency

The 8K Live system delivers your streams as best and fast as possible. The delay between the 360-degree cameras capturing and live video streams stitching is less than 1 second which can make people experience live VR in sports, concerts or other live events in near real time. As introduced by other 360 camera review, Kandao Obsidian live stream camera devices adopt a powerful optical flow algorithm, they enable instant 360 video stitching to produce 8K high quality live video.

Recording while 360 live streaming

During 8K 360 live streaming, the 6 pre-processed live video streams captured by Kandao Obsidian streaming device can be saved to 6 SD cards in 4K resolution. They can be stitched in our advanced offline photos and videos processing software, Kandao Studio. Download and use it, they will be saved as high quality 360 degree photos and videos for more post-production. You can even playback live video content with Kandao VR APP player, VR headsets or Google cardboard in the future. Also, you can watch and share these HD videos via different platforms on the Web after the event.

Real-time Recording

Future Playback

8K High Quality Video Files

Completely control of Details

With the settings of 8K Kandao Live of Obsidian 360 cameras, every detail is under your control. Considering different needs and demands from various platforms, 8K Kandao Live supports HLS, RTMP and even SDI for streaming to the TV broadcasting system. Besides, you can preview the VR video content captured by the Obsidian 8K 360 live streaming camera in real time and use the histogram to check the exposure of the stitched 8K 30 fps 360 live videos or adjust the settings manually like color correction, real-time denoise, etc.

Supporting HLS, RTMP and SDI

Real-time preview

Professional parameters adjustment, color correction, denoise, etc

A Proven 8K VR live solution for 5G Network

The arrival of the 5G era will unlock the full potential of 8K virtual reality technology with its massive increase in network speed. Kandao Obsidian 8K 360 video camera and Kandao Live 8K system have already been adopted in several 5G network-based projects and events including famous concerts, international sports competitions. And these events are global summit by the leading companies in the communications industry like Tata Communications, China Mobile and China Telecom.

Broadcast Events of Any Size

Whether concerts, conferences, wedding or competition, implement VR streaming with Kandao Live 8K, and capture all kinds of events with ease and at scale. From one VR cam productions to large multiple camera live stream, Kandao Live 8K can transfer your audience to different locations of an event, to generate a “real” close-up scene without optical zoom settings. It will soon support live spatial audio which will deliver the more immersive virtual reality streaming experiences. And you can savor the fun of creating by Kandao VR APP player and headset.

Hardware requirements


Windows 10 64-bit


Intel i9 7900X (10 cores 3.3GHz)


Nvidia GTX 1080 TI x 2


8GB x 4

8K Live Streaming System

360 VR Video Output FormatSDI at 30fps format options: 2D/3D 360 panoramic
Resolution2D/3D Full 360 Degrees: 7680*3840
Individual Lens AdjustmentsReal time automatic/manual exposure and White Balance: EV, Shutter, ISO, Temp, Tint
Stitching FeaturesNormal/High Quality Stitching
2D/3D Mode
Preferred Distance
Auto Exposure Compensation
360° Preview
Main viewing angle orientation adjustment, including Yaw/Pitch/Roll
Logo Picture Change for Top/Bottom
Color Collection FeaturesGlobal real-time black level, white level
Temp, Tint
RGB Curve & Real Time Denoise
Live with Record6 video streams saved in SD cards at 8K resolution by default
Othersh.264/h.265 support
LAN and Network connection
Exclusive technical support

Special package for 8K Live

Obsidian R Camera for 8k Live

8K VR Live Software

PoE Power Supply
for DC 54V 60W

Obsidian Cooling Fan

12V Power supply

3D 4K 360 Live Streaming

Kandao Live

Besides 8K, Kandao company also supports 4K 2D/3D 360-degree live streaming with the Obsidian live stream camera devices, as well as 60fps 4K 360 live video under dual-GPU. The 4K resolution 360 live can be streamed directly from a local computer to various platforms including Youtube and Facebook live by one powered Ethernet cable. Target audiences can play and watch your creations by virtual reality APP player and headset.

A watermarked trial version is offered to experience all the virtual reality live streaming functionalities before purchase.

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