The 3DPro14 Bullet360 from 360RIZE combines a 14-camera spherical VR capture system with camera-sync technology. Using an included remote control, all 14 cameras can be triggered to simultaneously turn on/off and start/stop recording. Additionally, an audio clicker is included to effect audio sync. With recording set to 120 fps, the 3DPro14 Bullet360 achieves sync within +/- 5 frames, allowing for a close frame sync in the stitching process, and minimizing the challenge of achieving such sync.
The 3DPro14 Bullet360 supports the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver and HERO3+ Black and Silver cameras, and these can be mixed and matched — with sync — as long as the recording resolutions and frame rates are set to be the same. The close proximity of each camera in the configuration provides a high level of frame overlap for each camera's field of view, so you can capture subjects from relatively close distances without creating distortion and parallax issues during the stitching process.
The cameras install in a spherical orientation and come together to capture high-resolution 360° video. You can choose to install either 14 cameras or 12. With 14 cameras, you capture 3D video on the top, bottom, and around the horizon. With 12 cameras, you get 2D on top and bottom and 3D on the horizon. In both scenarios, you can sync all cameras, and in both scenarios you can stitch the results in 2D if you'd prefer. To switch from a 14 to a 12 camera setup, you simply need to remove one camera holder from the top and center the remaining one, and likewise remove one from the bottom and center the remaining one.
Hinged camera arms allow for simple camera installation and removal, and the cameras connect plug-and-play. The rig requires no power cables, instead using a minimal amount of power from each camera battery. However, it also leaves full access to the cameras' HDMI and USB ports in case you want to connect an external power source and go beyond the available battery capacity or use the cameras for live streaming.
Three 3/8"-16 threaded mounting holes are available at three different angles, so you can choose where you want more cameras concentrated and, accordingly, where in the frame you want more resolution/detail. Additionally, a 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 adapter is supplied, so you can attach the rig to monopods, tripods, and most other support gear. The 3DPro14 Bullet360 features a robust design. It has an anodized aluminum core and high-strength polycarbonate camera holder assemblies, and it weighs only 0.6 lb.