Today, let me introduce you to Shot, a simple and easy way to capture, explore and share virtual reality scenes with your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S.
Launched by a team of Spanish smart guys on Kickstater, the Shot projet aims at making a virtual reality for iPhone easy and simple as never before.
Shot for iPhone is composed of two main pieces:
- Double fish-eye lens
- A Shot for iOS app
Shot: a double fish-eye lens to capture VR scenes
Just like you would do it with an Olloclip lens on your iPhone, the Shot lens system is made of an adaptor and two fish-eye lenses. Thanks to these very wide angle lenses, you can capture 360° photos with your iPhone 6, through the dedicated application which triggers both cameras of the iPhone at the same time. For videos, the hardware of the iPhone 6 is limited to using only one camera, the FaceTime camera in our case, and therefore, the Shot application can record immersive 235° videos.
Shot for iOS: an app to explore and share VR scenes
The second main piece of the Shot system for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S is the Shot for iOS application. It will be used to explore the virtual reality scenes, photos or videos that you have captured with the Shot lens system. The Shot for iOS is also compatible with Google Cardboard VR glasses. The second purpose of the Shot for iOS app is to let you share you virtual reality scenes, photos as videos on a dedicated social network. This is why people may consider that Shot would be willing to become the next Instagram of virtual reality.
Shot virtual reality: prices and availability
You may back the project on Kickstarter for price of USD 55. For this amount, when the Shot system will ship in April 2016, you will receive the double lens system with a Cardboard VR mask and the application of course. The financial goal has been set at an ambitious $100,000 for this and I hope that it will be reached soon enough to ensure a proper launch of this smart and interesting system that will definitely make it easier than ever before to create, explore and share VR photos and videos of our surroundings with our friends.
Here is a short video that illustrates how the Shot VR system works: