Fraunhofer HHI has developed a set of scalable mirror-based multi-camera systems that can be used for capturing high-resolution 2D and 3D video panoramas for immersive applications. The latest 360-degree version of this series is based on ten 36 degree mirror segments and can be equipped with 10 Micro HD cameras to provide panoramic UHD video content with a total resolution of about 10,000 x 2,000 pel. With its special mechanical and optical features this new OmniCam-360 enables optimal arrangement of multiple HD cameras for parallax-free stitching of video panoramas in real time.
Further key features of this new lightweight system, only 16 kg, are its robustness and compactness that allow for easy handling with minimum effort for adjustment and calibration. Its high performance, functionality and practicability have already been successfully proven in several commercial productions.