Acer 3D Camera Makes Glasses-Free Content for Its Displays

Acer has extended its SpatialLabs branding from glasses-free 3D laptops to a 3D camera coming to market in Q3 starting at $549. The Acer SpatialLabs Eyes Stereo Camera has 8MP of resolution per eye and can live stream in 3D to YouTube and enable high-resolution 3D video calls through Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. It has a built-in selfie mirror, auto and touch focus capabilities and electronic image stabilization (EIS). It is fully compatible with the Acer Aspire 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition laptop, released in February, and will also work with other 3D displays, projectors and VR headsets.

“The 3D experience Acer provides really needs to be experienced firsthand to understand how visually mind blowing it is to see things reaching out at you without the assistance of glasses,” The Verge notes, adding that “the SpatialLabs camera makes filming such content more accessible to those without expansive videography knowledge.”

The SpatialLabs camera is very portable, weighing only 220 grams (0.4 pounds) and sized at 4 x 2.5 x 0.9 inches. In addition to auto settings, experienced creators can opt for manual mode and calibrate their own ISO, white balance and shutter speed for greater image control.

“The camera also has a 1500mAh battery capacity, a microSD card slot to expand storage, and a 2.4-inch touchscreen contained in a ‘weatherproof’ casing,” The Verge details.

SpatialLabs Eyes Stereo Camera will allow users to live stream 3D video to YouTube using the new Acer SpatialLabs Player 3.0. Video chatting will be available through a SpatialLabs video call widget releasing later this year, which enables high-resolution 3D video conferencing at up to 1080p, “with customizable depth features available to add more layers of realism during calls,” Acer says in a news post.

The product website includes a demo video, and invites users to “capture life in 3D,” with a camera that “turns any place into a 3D art scene.”

“Given that the f/2 lenses are 3mm and equivalent to 21mm, it is immediately evident that each camera sports a small image sensor,” reports PetaPixel.  “Acer doesn’t detail the precise sensor it is using, but the company says it is a Type 1/2.8 CMOS imager.”

Critical of the less than full-frame SpatialLabs Eyes sensor size, PetaPixel says its “seven times crop factor is significant, and beyond what is seen with many modern smartphones.”

Acer makes the Predator Helios SpatiaLabs gaming laptops and there are “more than 50 top games that support the technology,” reports Videomaker. The company also has a family of SpatialLabs 3D monitors and displays. SpatialLabs technology integrates with software including Maya and Blender for 3D modeling.

No Comments Yet

You can be the first to comment!

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.