There’s a new way for consumers to use virtual reality headset – Drones!
Zeiss has partnered up with leading drone manufacturer DJI to let drone owners see what their aerial machines see by using a VR app. The app will show live video feed from a 4K cameras created by DJI and used with Phantom 2, Phantom 3 or Inspire 1.
Talking about this Dave Hodgson, the North American sales boss for Zeiss partner Total3DSolutions said, “People needed that one legitimate reason to purchase a VR headset. They’re looking for that one really serious app.”
Priced at $10 for iOS, the CloudlightFPV app is devised to work with Zeiss’ own VR headset called VR One priced at $130. It uses dual images that are warped to be compatible with their custom lenses.
Hodgson also added that this app will be extremely useful for photographers and videographers who use drones and want to take the perfect shot but can’t see the camera’s display screen.
Zeiss And DJI Come Together To Bring Virtual Reality To Drones
How do you use it?
To use the system, the smartphone is plugged directly into the DJI Inspire One controller and then located into a VR One headset.
Once inside, users can see a live video feed of what the camera on the drone is recording. When you turn your head, it moves appropriately in the desired direction.
The application will be available as an Android version soon and is under development. Zeiss’ software partners will also be creating similar apps for quadcopters and drones by 3DR and Yuneec.