Pilot Era is all-in-one 8K 360° VR camera with in-camera video stitching

Apr 11, 2019

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Pilot Era is all-in-one 8K 360° VR camera with in-camera video stitching

Apr 11, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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A Hong Kong company Pisofttech has announced an interesting piece of gear in the 360-degree camera market. Pilot Era is an “all-in-one” professional 360° VR camera. It shoots 8K video and allows in-camera stitching, which can save you plenty of time and effort in post. Additionally, it features a touchscreen and a smart OS. The Pilot Era is soon to be launched, and we bring you specs and more details about the camera.

According to the manufacturer, Pilot Era’s design is focused on improving efficiency. Probably the most interesting feature is that you don’t need to do any post-processing after shooting a video. Pilot Era shoots 8K panoramic videos and photos and automatically stitches them inside the camera. The camera allows real-time in-camera stitching, where 8K footage is available at 7fps. However, for delayed in-camera stitching, you can shoot 8K at 24fps.

Pilot Era features a high-performance AI processor for graphics processing, four fast aspherical fisheye lenses, and a professional Sony sensor. It has a high-definition 3.1-inch touch screen, combined with Android-based OS. This allows you to do monitoring, stitching, preview and setting adjustment in real-time in the camera itself.

Pisofttech notes that the Pilot Era is optimized for Street View photographers. It has built-in ultra-precise GPS and allows one-click upload to Google Maps server. It’s equipped with both ethernet and 4G cellular/dual-band Wi-Fi connection. This enables the camera to stream 4K panoramic content through its built-in server, without computer. Plus, you can also shoot and live stream a video on social media.

The camera packs 512GB UFS high-speed storage and it can store over 6.5 hours of 8K videos or 26,000 panoramic photos. With a removable 7,200mAh battery, it can shoot up to 3.5 hours of 8K video.

Pilot Era will be launched on Indiegogo in early May. The price hasn’t been announced yet, but you can sign up for updates here and get an $800 discount for an “early bird” order. When we know more about the price, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, check out full specs below and you can read more about the camera on Pisofttech’s website.

Sensor 4*12MP Sony CMOS image sensor
Lens 4*F2.2 aspherical fisheye lens
Touch Screen 3.1 inches 800*480 TFT-LCD multi-touch display
Operating System Android-based Pilot OS
Memory & Storage 4GB LPDDR4 RAM + 512GB UFS ROM
Video Resolution //Real-time stitching

8K 7680*3840@7fps

6K 5760*2880@15fps

4K 3840*1920@30fps

2K 1920*960@30fps
//In-camera stitching

8K 7680*3840@24fps

6K 5760*2880@30fps

4K 3840*1920@30fps
(H.265 / H.264 video coding)

Photo Resolution Real-time stitching / In-camera stitching

8192*4096

6144*3072

4096*2048

File Format Video format: MP4
Photo format: JPG
Audio Stereo audio recording
Live Streaming Built-in server / Custom server

4K@30fps

2K@30fps

Live streaming protocol

RTMP

Settings HDR / ISO / EV / WB / stitch focus
Gyroscope 9-axis high precision gyroscope
GPS Built-in high precision GPS
Battery 7200mAh removable battery

Around 3.5 hours working time

5V/3A power adapter

Interfaces 100M / 1000M RJ45

Full function USB-C for file transfer or power charging

Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi

4G cellular network (support SIM card)

Bluetooth version 4.1

App Pilot Go mobile App (IOS and Andriod)
Dimensions Height / Width / Depth

6.26*2.42*2.42 inches (159* 61.4*61.4 mm)

Weight 24.34 ounces (690grams)

 

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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4 responses to “Pilot Era is all-in-one 8K 360° VR camera with in-camera video stitching”

  1. Adrian Gordon Avatar
    Adrian Gordon

    No price, but an $800 discount for signing up. Says a lot about the price alone!

    1. Nappoler Hu Avatar
      Nappoler Hu

      the super early price is $1799 , early bird is $1999

    2. nappoler Avatar
      nappoler

      The super early bird is $1799 , early bird is $1999

  2. Joost Avatar
    Joost

    Pisofttech