360-degree VR, sense and avoid, tracking and more with Viooa add-on for Solo

The new Viooa smart-camera combines 360-degree optics with an on-board Nvidia processor to add some pretty amazing functionality to Solo. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

The Inevitable Smart Camera Evolution

Size and Weight:

Dimension
  •  Camera: 133mmX118mmX50mm / 5.2”X4.6”X2”
  •  Adapter: 85mmX75mmX27mm / 3.3”X3”X1”
Weight
  •  Camera: 176g
  •  Adapter: 110g
  •  Optional impact and scratches-resistant cover: 12g
Temperature
 From -20° to 50°C / From -4° to 122°F

Recording:

Video Mode
  •  UHD-4K 3864 X 2160 30fps
  •  2K 2048 X 1080 30fps
  •  HD 1080p 1920X1080 60fps
  •  HD 720p 1280X720 60fps
  •  SVGA 800X600 60fps
Video File Formats
 MP4 / H.264
Photo Mode
 8.5 Megapixel 3864 X 2202
Photo Mode
 JPG / RAW
Audio Format
 Mono, 48 kHz, 64 kbps AAC

Viewers:

Computer
 Mac OS X, Windows players
Online
 YouTube and Facebook 360° video players
Smartphone and Tablet
 Windows, Android, and iOS
Virtual Reality (VR)
 Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, FatShark, Zeiss, and more

Supported Platforms:

Multirotors
 Phantom 1, Phantom 2, Phantom 3, Inspire 1, S900, S1000+, Matric 100, Solo, Iris, X8, Yuneec, A2, WooKong-M, Naza-M, Pixhawk, APM, Walkera, custom-built, and more
Fixed-wing
 Quest UAV, Lehmann, UAV Factory, X8 platform, custom-built, and more

Optic/Lens:

Field of View
 360° X 180°
Number of Cameras
 3
Sensor Technologies
 Fully synchronized Global Release technology with constant exposure, white balance, and image enhancement

Features:

Stitching
 Real-time, onboard
GPS
 High precision GNSS < 1m, 56-channels, GPS/QZSS and GLONASS
Image Enhancement
 Gyroscopic/accelerometer sensors and image processing algorithms for camera orientation and stabilization
RC Receiver / Autopilot
 S.BUS and CAN-Bus inputs
USB
 MicroUSB 3.0 for updates and image/footage downloading
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth 4.0 to interface with the camera’s settings
Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Storage
 MicroSD up to 256GB card for full 360° or snapshot coverage recording
HDMI Video Output
 Lightbridge, Connex, Teradek, and more
Analog Video Output
 FatShark, HobbyKing, ImmersionRC, Boscam, and more
RC receiver
 Supports Futaba, Spektrum, JETI, and more
Autopilots
 Supports DJI, 3DR, Airware, MicroPilot, Paparazzi, and more

Power:

Power Source
 Supports input LiPo 3S-6S (11.1v-22.2V)

Modes:

Live
 Real time point-of-Interest (POI) output, recording 360° footage
First Person View (FPV)
 Real time point-of-Interest (POI) output , recording 360° footage – image orientation is disabled
Mosaic
 Leveled geotagged snapshot triggered by time/distance or by autopilot

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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on April 5, 2016 at 11:50am

Very interesting development.  I'm interested to see how much this costs and what it can really do in real world usage.

Comment by Pascal P. on April 5, 2016 at 11:52am

it's amazing how fast all this technology  is evolving.

I like the virtual gimbal function, very clever non mechanical solution

Comment by Marc Dornan on April 5, 2016 at 12:40pm

Looks amazing. A bit of a game changer if it works. I notice it has SBUSand Canbus but no Mavlink. The ease with which this could be attached to a mapping fixed wing or drone really is remarkable. Definitely need to see real-world results. And the price?? Got to be expensive.

Comment by Dronin on April 5, 2016 at 12:45pm

ONe question; the usual question: when will it be available?

Comment by Patrick Poirier on April 5, 2016 at 1:37pm

Hopefully we will  get real spec and operational details... There is no  information on  the advanced  capabilities, like the ground facing optical flow real time deep learning,  just superficial information and the proverbial ''patent pending''.. So, until someone provide us with serious information, I will consider this as a 3 x 120 deg camera arrangement with stitching

Comment by unnamed idea on April 5, 2016 at 1:39pm

Hi @Chris, do they use Nvidia's tegra series as a computational platform? We are doing similar things as a thesis (indoor navigation and online mapping of the environment)

Comment by unnamed idea on April 5, 2016 at 1:41pm

Never mind, I just saw Nvidia on your post. Let me ask then, is it Tk1 or Tx1 board?

Comment by Acorn on April 5, 2016 at 2:37pm
But what can it do?
Comment by Maxime C on April 6, 2016 at 3:50am

Well the idea is pretty solid, I believe there is a market for VR on drones, eager to see more!

Comment by vorney thomas on April 6, 2016 at 4:39am

well , it is perfect to unveil more details about this product to grasp the customer rather than termology  piling up.

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