Z CAM & ASSIMILATE Announce Second VR Integrated Workflow with New Ultimate S1 Pro VR Camera & SCRATCH VR Z Post Tools
Superior Handling of Low Lights & Dynamic Range; Live Grade to Facebook and YouTube
Bringing ultimate VR camera and post-production tool performance to VR content creators, Z CAM and Assimilate(r) are offering their second VR integrated workflow bundle with the Z CAM S1 Pro VR camera and the Assimilate Scratch VR Z post-production tools. Following on the heals of the award-winning S1 Professional VR Camera that delivers impressive image quality, the new Z CAM S1 Pro offers an even higher level of image quality that includes superior handling of low lights and dynamic range with detailed, well saturated, noise-free video. Combined with Z CAM's WonderStitch optical-flow stitch feature and the end-to-end Scratch(r) VR Z tools, content creators in any market now have a hassle-free, streamlined workflow for creating the ultimate, professional VR experiences at incomparable price/performance value.
Tutorial: Learn about the Z CAM VR Camera & Scratch VR Z integrated workflow at https://vimeo.com/225386809.
Z CAM S1 Pro/Scratch VR Z Bundle Highlights:
- Excellent low light sensitivity and dynamic range - 4/3" CMOS image sensor
- Premium 220 degree MFT fisheye lens, f/2.8~11
- Coordinated AE & AWB
- Fully integrated with built-in Z CAM Sync
- 6K 30fps resolution (post stitching) output
- Gigabit Ethernet port (video stream & setting control)
- WonderStich optical-flow based stitching
- Live Streaming to Facebook, YouTube or a private server, including text overlays and green / composite layers for a virtual set
- Scratch VR Z single, streamlined, end-to-end, integrated VR post-production workflow
Simplified 360 Post Production: Ease of use in creating professional VR experiences is a hallmark of the S1 Pro camera and Scratch VR Z post-production tools. It's easy to switch back and forth between the S1 Pro functions and the Scratch VR Z tools. Or use Scratch VR Z to do live camera preview, prior to shooting with the S1 Pro. Once the shoot begins with the S1 Pro, Scratch VR Z is then used for dailies and data management, including meta-data. No more removing of SD cards and copying; it's a direct connect to the PC and then to the camera via a high-speed Ethernet port. Stitching of the imagery is then done in Z CAM's WonderStitch, now integrated into Scratch VR Z, and then follow on with traditional editing, color grading, compositing, multichannel audio from the S1 or adding external ambisonic sound, finishing, and publishing to all final online or stand-alone 360 platforms.
Kinson Loo, CEO at Z CAM, and Jeff Edson, CEO at Assimilate, agree that the ultimate benefit of this VR integrated workflow is that content creators can now focus on their creativity and storytelling rather than wrangling the complexities of the technology.
"We've already developed a few VR projects with the S1 Pro VR camera and the entire Neotopy team is awed by its image quality and performance," said Alex Regeffe, VR post-production manager at Neotopy Studio, Paris, France. "Together with the Scratch VR Z tools, we see this integrated workflow as a game changer in creating VR experiences because our focus is now all on the creativity and storytelling rather than configuring multiple, costly tools and workflows. www.neotopy.com
Z CAM S1 Pro/Scratch VR Z Bundle:
Z CAM S1 Pro VR Camera
The feature-rich S1 Pro makes a professional VR camera more affordable for all content creators, significantly lowering the threshold for the production of high-quality VR content in a wide range of applications and broadening access to VR experiences worldwide. Learn all about the S1 Pro VR Camera, WonderStitch, and technical specifications at www.z-cam.com.
SCRATCH VR Z
Creating VR/360 experiences requires focused attention to complex details and most usually fast time-to-market. The new real-time Scratch VR Z is the only professional VR end-to-end, post-production workflow with an all-inclusive, real-time toolset - data management, dailies, conform, color grading, compositing, multichannel and ambisonic sound, and finishing - for working naturally within a 360 environment, in any format, any resolution, now integrated with the Z CAM S1 Pro camera. Expect the highest levels of productivity, quality results, and price/performance value. Learn about the product and see the tutorials at www.assimilateinc.com.
Price and Availability
The Z CAM S1 Pro/Scratch VR Z bundle is available within 30 days of ordering. Priced at $11,999.00 (USD), the bundle includes the following.
1 Z CAM S1 Pro Camera Main Unit
Z CAM S1 Pro Battery Unit (w/o battery cells)
AC/DC Power Adapter Unit
Power Connection Cables (US, UK, EU)
Quick User Guide
2 Z CAM WonderStitch license: optical flow-based stitching feature that performs off-line stitching of files from Z CAM S1 Pro. Z CAM WonderStitch requires a valid software license associated with a designated Z CAM S1 Pro to use and is nontransferable.
Quick User Guide
3 Scratch VR Z permanent license: professional VR end-to-end,
post-production workflow with an all-inclusive, real-time toolset - data management, dailies, conform, color grading, compositing, multichannel and ambisonic sound, and finishing, all integrated within the Z CAM S1 Pro camera. One-year of support/updates.
Purchase the bundle at http://store.assimilateinc.com/products.php?product=Z-CAM-S1-PRO%7B47%7DSCRATCH-VR-Z-Bundle
Together with Z CAM, Assimilate offers the only, end-to-end, integrated VR workflows, which includes either a Z CAM S1 or S1 Pro VR camera and the Assimilate Scratch VR Z post-production tool suite. Additionally, Assimilate provides real-time post-production and workflow tools that have proven essential to productivity and creativity in the creation of 2D/3D/VR studio and independent feature films, documentaries, TV episodes, and music videos. The Scratch product line, running on Windows and OS X, equips directors, DPs, on-set DITs and post-production artists with the latest, state-of-the-art, cost-effective tools and workflows they need to simplify the post-production process for challenging productions. Scratch is resolution independent, supporting nearly all formats, including Z CAM S1 and S1 Pro, Arri Raw, KineRaw, Sony F5/55/65 and Cyber Shot s700, Phantom, Panasonic Varicam 4K, Canon C300/C500, Canon 3DGoPro, as well as enhanced support for all RED cameras. Scratch is the only post-production tool to support native Kinefinity Raw (KRW and DNG) files. Scratch enables mixing and matching of any camera format, resolution or color space (including ACES) on the same timeline. Additionally, Assimilate offers the only professional end-to-end VR workflow and tools - including stitching, ambisonic sound, and live streaming -- in the Scratch VR Suite. Learn more at www.assimilateinc.com.
Z CAM is a product line created by a team of innovative and creative people dedicated to develop high performance imaging products and solutions. The world's smallest MFT interchangeable lens mount 4K camera, Z CAM E1, was developed by the team and successfully launched in 2015. Leveraging on the complete end-to-end know how of VR and professional camera mass-production experiences, the team has successfully developed and launched its first professional VR camera, the Z CAM S1 at the end of 2016. Z CAM is well positioned to become a leader in the professional VR camera market. Learn more at www.z-cam.com.