Z Cam Controller
The S1 is a professional VR camera with four
high-resolution sensors that have synced auto
white balance and exposure. The camera can
shoot 6K video at 30 fps and 4K video at 60 fps.
In addition, it captures video files directly to the
camera’s four SD cards and can record up to
120 minutes on a full battery. It is also equipped
with four HDMI outputs and an Ethernet port
for file transfer and control. The camera has
a rugged, full-metal body embedded with four
My company has used this solid performer
with great success, and I would absolutely trust
it on future productions. For now, if it were my
choice, I would exclusively use the Z Cam line
of cameras over any other VR camera systems
we’ve tested. It rivals most others that cost up
to 10 times as much.
360° video production requires stitching together footage from multiple sources, since each
camera outputs a separate video stream that
represents only one segment of the 360° image.
Stitching is processor-intensive, and requires a
powerful workstation and graphics card to run
the stitching software.
The Z Cam Controller WonderLive software
(Figure 3), which is included with the Z Cam
cameras, enables real-time stitching. It also has