Grand Prize winner of 2017 Google I/O Experiments Challenge.
Camarada is a camera like no other. It links nearby smartphones to form camera arrays, producing 3D virtual reality video that previously was only possible with costly, specialized equipment.
From now on, everyone can preserve and relive memories in Virtual Reality! No cable. No rig. No post-production. For free. VR video by and for everyone.
Record the first virtual reality 3D video of your life, and enjoy it INSTANTLY in VR viewers/goggles or Red-Cyan 3D glasses with the built-in VR media player, and share your life's true moments with friends and family wherever they are!
Single-User mode: In this mode, you capture 2D videos the same way as any other camera app. However, Camarada is able to render these videos in virtual reality mode for immersive viewing in VR goggles.
Dual-Phone mode: Camarada automatically links two smartphones to capture stereoscopic 3D videos. Then you can instantly enjoy them in your goggle. It is world's first and only mobile app that's capable of 3D video.
Multi-Phone (3+) mode: The more friends nearby, the merrier! - Camarada is capable of capturing panoramic/360-degree 3D videos in this mode. (coming soon)
1. Why is Dual-Phone mode needed to capture a 3D movie? I thought some "3D camera" apps can do this with one device?
You need two cameras capturing at the exact same time and from slightly different angles to have true, stereoscopic 3D, period. There is no way around this - it's physics and it's how our eyes work. Any "3D camera" app that claims to capture "3D" using one phone, is making some tradeoff - either it's for inanimate objects only, or it's not stereoscopic 3D at all.
2. Do I need phones of the same kind/model?
No, you don't - you can use any combination of Android devices - whatever you and your friend happen to have. Camarada does the hard work and adjusts for the differences. If you happen to have identical phones, however, the software can detect and take advantage of this, and in some cases render higher quality 3D movies.
3. Can Camarada capture 3D photos?
Absolutely! It is a REAL 3D HD camera/camcorder, not one that can only take 3D pictures of a table, a chair, a vase... you get the idea :)