A couple of weeks ago Canon Asia posted a VR demonstration of the brand-new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Lens Fisheye on their YouTube Channel. I finally had the chance to view the video on my son's Oculus, which he seems to always hide from me.
I think this lens is going to bring many new creators into the VR space. I think this lens is going to make things easy for anyone to get into it.
If Canon's VR software which will be subscription-based is well done, this lens is going to be a big seller.
I highly recommend you check out the above video with whatever VR viewing device you may have.
Preorder: Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens
Now I need to find a pair of affordable, stand-alone VR goggles that don't require facebook.....
Yah, compression appears to be a big factor even once you are at 4K. In my experience, even at 4K VR, anything below ~50Mbps has clearly noticeable artifacts, and you get big benefits all the way up to to 200MBPS (H265). Obviously, if you go up to 8K, you are going to need much higher bit rates than 4k to avoid artifacts.
The real test is VR, and it’s artifact filled mess shot at 30fps (the limit of the R5 in 8k). Canon showing their inexperience with the format by debuting footage shot at 30fps for VR.
Agreed. They would have been much better using 4K 10 bit at 60fps as the source file, and then using Vimeo so they can make the original (uncompressed) available for download. Would have resulted in much better IQ and smoothness. Also, they choose a very dynamic scene which will make compression on Youtube look so much worse.
I am still going to pre-order this, but I won't keep it unless it ends up compatible with the R3, which can do 6K raw at 60fps.