12.5k stitched resolution from four portrait-orientated 6k sensors shooting open gate with high-quality glass. Perfect for high-end VR headsets, giant screen projections or oversampling!
Meta Three camera can record footage in ProRes 422. That’s important, not just in pixel quality but in color detail. You can also shoot in h.265 with high bitrate.
Focus & Aperture Control
The Meta Three camera has full electronic focus and aperture control, featuring individual lens focus, plus reset to pre-set settings. The aperture is controllable between f3.5 to f22. The lenses are calibrated to default to infinity focus and if you shoot at f/5.6 no focus adjustment is necessary.
Great in Low-light
Most 360 cameras suffer from small sensors and therefore poor quality in low light, not the META Three! The camera is fitted with four back-illuminated Super 35mm, dual native ISO, 6k (6244x4168px, open gate) sensors. This means great detail and a high-noise floor. It’s just how it should be with any camera, let alone a 360 one.
There is no better formation for getting four lenses close. They are so close in fact that they stitch beautifully. Also, as these lenses are so sharp all across the plane, they look fantastic wherever on the overlap you choose to stitch them.
The Meta Three can live stream in 8k either through its ethernet port or HDMI ports using 3rd party software such as Voysys; locally for a ‘director’s view’ or online to YouTube, Facebook, or private servers.
The META Controller gives you granular control over the camera. It controls exposure, shutter, codec, WB, ISO, variable framerate settings, picture profiles, and a whole host of other settings and features. It monitors battery voltage, camera temperature, and settings for each sensor. The controller connects via WiFi and works on Desktop PC and Mac as well as the Surface Tablet.
The camera has four HDMI sockets, for uncompressed live 4k DCI output in beautiful 10bit 4:2:2 during recording. Four USB C connectors for storage extension, a gigabit port for wired camera control, and live streaming.
We hate small internal batteries that don’t last so we built the camera to work with V-Lock batteries - the industry standard for pro shooters. Simply plug into our solid LEMO socket and get rolling.
Additional Sync options
We've added a new sync port to our camera, allowing you to connect another or multiple cameras. For example, this would be great for shooting from drones - having a fifth lens on top of the UAV and making post-production seamless.
The Meta Three can accept two channels of audio, via mini XLR, in sync, directly to the cards. Or you can use the internal mics for 'scratch' / sync audio.
Serial Command Control
We have an additional port at the bottom of the camera, allowing it to be controlled via serial commands. This could be used when the camera is on a drone or wildlife shoots where it could be paired with a motion detector for example.
There are no fans or moving parts in the camera that generate noise, heat is dissipated via the full aluminum chassis. This means it can be used with orchestras or other audio-sensitive environments.
All four sensors are line-level synchronized, meaning action/motion shots will always seamlessly stitch.
Great Dynamic Range
With 14 stops of dynamic range, you can preserve detail in both shadows and highlights in all but the most challenging situations.
Easy Post Production
Working closely with the ultimate stitching program, Mistika VR, footage can be stitched in no time at all, allowing you to focus on creative.