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Kandao Obsidian R High Resolution 8K VR Camera

Abel Code: KDA-Obsidian R
Mfr. Code: Obsidian R
This professional 3D 360°, high resolution Virtual Reality camera system with stereoscopic parallax captures 8x the resolution of monoscopic 4K x 2K, 360° footage with vivid detail.
Key Highlights
  • 3D 360° 8K VR Camera
  • Stereoscopic parallax
  • Up to 30 fps 8K x 8K recording

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The Kandao Obsidian R High Resolution 8K VR Camera is a professional 3D 360°, high resolution Virtual Reality camera system, capturing 8x the resolution of monoscopic 4K x 2K, 360° footage with vivid detail. The Obsidian R features six high-quality fisheye lenses that more accurately replicate the human visual apparatus than ever before, with stereoscopic parallax. The result is a far more natural and comfortable VR experience.

Only a 3D 360° panorama video can provide a true sense of immersion, which is key to bringing a virtual reality world alive for an audience. Kandao Obsidian utilizes a deep learning-based stiching algorithm, automatically generating high quality stereoscopic panoramas with enhanced quality and speed and greatly increasing the productivity potential of your VR workflow. With Kandao Studio, creators can complete high-quality 3D panoramas with just one button, eliminating the need for complex steps that greatly speed up the post-production process.

The VR Creator can provide audiences with live broadcasting experiences in 3D 4K x 4K at 30 fps on any laptop connected to the Obsidian camera via Kandao's single powered ethernet cable. Say goodbye to the bulky and expensive HDMI capture cards and cables needed to view playback. Even the power cord is taken out of the equation, thanks to PoE (Power over Ethernet) functionality. Everything from image setting control to file transfers for previewing and live streaming is supported over this unified data connection.

The Obsidian R includes a powerful, versatile overall software solution, ranging from post-processing, editing, stitching, and video encoding to live streaming. This total solution approach supports industry-standard format and can be easily connected to your existing workflow, simplifying the learning curve for new 3D 360° video producers and liberating VR Creators from the tediousness of post-production, with an increased focus on creativity. The Kandao App enables viewers to watch ultra high-resolution 360° VR videos and stills either online or offline with little discomfort. A patented display method provides users with a wider FOV (Field of View) with no distortion. 

Users benefit from remote control of the camera via a laptop, iPad, or smartphone. The VR Creator can adjust specific settings (aperture, ISO, white balance, and exposure) for optimal results, and be fully confident in every production scenario with real time preview. The Obsidian R also features 3D 360° video/photo/time-lapse recording and support, video recording in flat/standard/log mode, and DNG format for photos.

The Obsidian R features a minimalistic design for maximum convenience. Its palm-sized, lightweight form factor weighs just 2.65 lb (1.2 kg), with a metal body for enhanced durability. Take it anywhere and set up easily, whether mounted on drones, vehicles, or in handheld configurations.


  • Record 8K x 8K 3D VR videos at 30 fps
  • Record 4K x 4K 3D VR videos at 60 fps
  • Capture 3D VR photos at 8K resolution
  • (6) high-quality fisheye lenses with f/2.0 aperture
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) in spherical image capture
  • Integrated IMU sensors for stabilization software
  • Spatial and temporal de-noise, de-fringe, and exposure compensation tools to improve image quality
  • Warm-swap batteries
  • Supports 360° ambisonic audio recording
  • Flexible bitrate options (60 Mbps & 100 Mbps)

Kandao Live Firmware Update

Kandao Live is a professional live streaming software that delivers live 360° 3D experiences to audience worldwide with the powerful Obsidian cameras. It provides a variety of advanced options in a powerful and easy-to-use package, including SDI/RTMP output, real-time stitching, color correction, recoding while live streaming, and H.264/ H.265 encoding.

Download the latest firmware for your Obsidian R Camera.

Firmware Update includes:

  • Support denoise function. You can adjust the intensity of reducing noise.
  • Support RGB color values adjustments. You can adjust RGB values or specific rgb(red, green, blue). Double click to restore.
  • Support LUT import. It supports .cube/.look format now.
  • Support main viewing angle orientation adjustment, including Yaw/Pitch/Roll.
  • Support logo picture for top/bottom. It supports .jpg/.png format now.
  • Support h265 codec now.
  • Support external audio input device as the audio source of Live.
  • Support audio fine-tuning for synchronization of video and audio.
  • Support audio listening when Live now.
  • Support highlight and shadow clipping under equirectangular preview mode.
  • Support single lens RGB Histogram now.
  • Support top/bottom preview for 3D mode.
  • Support 360°preview.
  • Support user-defined resolution. Available from 160 to 3840.
  • Support user-defined bitrates. Available from 1-20 Mbps.
  • Fix the crashing issue under multi-language system.
  • Optimize the stability and interface interaction.


What's in the Box

  • Kandao Obsidian R High Resolution 8K VR Camera
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Sync Control Cable for Zoom H2n Handy Recorder (Spatial Sound)
  • Ethernet Cable (for PoE & Camera)
  • PoE Power Supply
  • PoE Power Cord
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • 3 x User Guide/Manual
  • Carrying Case


Key Highlights

  • 3D 360° 8K VR Camera
  • Stereoscopic parallax
  • Up to 30 fps 8K x 8K recording
  • Up to 60 fps 4K x 4K recording
  • High quality f/2.0 fisheye lenses
  • Live broadcast capability
  • PoE (Power over Ethernet) option
  • Comprehensive software solution
  • HDR in spherical image capture
  • Capture 3D VR photos at 8K resolution


Input Connector/Port:
Ethernet - PoE Supported

Lens Characteristics

Max Aperture F-stop:
Lens Options:
6 x Fisheye


Input Voltage:


Recording Resolution:
4K x 4K - 1900 x 1500 @ 60 fps
8K x 8K - 3800 x 3000 (Photo / Single-Lens Resolution)
Recording Format:
MOV - H.264 / H.265 Video Coding Format
Bit Rate:
60 Mbps & 100 Mbps

Recording / Media

Media Type:


ISO Range:


18 in
16 in
11 in
13 lb
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