Pilot Era is World's First Real All-In-One 8K 360° VR Camera

April 9, 2019 | Mark Goldstein | Digital | Comment |

Pisofttech is launching the Pilot Era, a professional 8K 360° VR camera, on Indiegogo. It offers an innovative all-in-one solution including a touch screen, Android-based operating system and powerful 8K video in-camera stitching. Unlike other traditional pro-level 360 cameras, it does not require any post-processing in computer. It shoots 8K panoramic videos and photos and automatically stitches them just inside the camera.

Pisofttech Press Release

The World's First Real All-In-One 8K 360° VR Camera Launching Soon On Indiegogo!

Pisofttech is now ready to launch the Pilot Era, a professional 8K 360° VR camera on Indiegogo. With innovative all-in-one solution such as touch screen, operating system and powerful 8K video in-camera stitching, it can bring revolutionary VR content creation experience!

Traditional pro-level 360° VR cameras usually are clunky, big size and operation is also complicated. Besides, creators must have a high performance PC for post-stitching processing to create 8K panoramic videos, which is complex and time-consuming. Now the Pilot Era solved all your problems!

Pilot Era features a high-definition 3.1-inch touch screen, combined with intuitive Android-based operation system, allows you do everything in real-time in the camera such as monitoring, stitching, preview and setting adjustment. The Pilot OS is user-friendly and upgradable, which supports OTA upgrade and more function extensions. Designed with a full function USB-C interface, the Pilot Era adapts to many different peripherals.

The design concept of Pilot Era is focused on improving efficiency. Unlike other traditional pro-level 360 cameras, it does not require any post-processing in computer. It shoots 8K panoramic videos and photos and automatically stitches them just inside the camera.

Pilot Era is carefully designed in both hardware and algorithm to create stunning 8K content. It is equipped with high-performance AI processor for graphics processing, the four large aperture aspherical fisheye lenses and professional Sony sensors can capture every moment accurately. Moreover, real-time stitching and optical flow stitching two modes allow you to shoot high-quality images in all conditions. Plus, HDR, ISO, EV, WB and other settings meet all the needs for professionals.

Being an Google Street View ready camera, the Pilot Era is optimized for Street View photographers. It has built-in ultra-precise GPS, supports draw blue lines with Street View video mode and one-click upload to Google Maps server.

Equipped with both ethernet and 4G cellular (support 5G module upgrade) / dual-band wi-fi connection, Pilot Era is able to stream 4K panoramic content through its built-in server without computer. Plus, recording while pushing live stream is also supported.

Pilot Era has super compact form and weighs only 690g, that can fit perfectly in one hand. Loaded with 512GB UFS high-speed storage, Pilot Era stores over 6.5 hours of 8K videos or 26,000 panoramic photos. With a removable 7,200mAh high capacity battery, Pilot Era can shoot up to 3.5 hours of 8K video, the longest battery life in pro-level 360°VR cameras by far.

Pilot Era is expected to launch on Indiegogo in early May, sign up here to receive 31% super early bird discounts and latest updates! https://pilot.pisofttech.com/  or https://www.indiegogo.com/proj... 

Hardware Specifications

Sensor 4*12MP Sony CMOS image sensor

Lens 4*F2.2 aspherical fisheye lens

Touch Screen 3.1 inches 800*480 TFT-LCD multi-touch display

Operating System Android-based Pilot OS

Memory & Storage 4GB LPDDR4 RAM + 512GB UFS ROM

Video Resolution //Real-time stitching

8K 7680*3840@7fps

6K 5760*2880@15fps

4K 3840*1920@30fps

2K 1920*960@30fps 

//In-camera stitching

8K 7680*3840@24fps

6K 5760*2880@30fps

4K 3840*1920@30fps 

(H.265 / H.264 video coding)

Photo Resolution Real-time stitching / In-camera stitching




File Format Video format: MP4

Photo format: JPG

Audio Stereo audio recording

Live Streaming Built-in server / Custom server



Live streaming protocol


Settings HDR / ISO / EV / WB / stitch focus

Gyroscope 9-axis high precision gyroscope

GPS Built-in high precision GPS

Battery 7200mAh removable battery

Around 3.5 hours working time

5V/3A power adapter

Interfaces 100M / 1000M RJ45

Full function USB-C for file transfer or power charging

Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi

4G cellular network (support SIM card)

Bluetooth version 4.1

App Pilot Go mobile App (IOS and Andriod)

Dimensions Height / Width / Depth

6.26*2.42*2.42 inches (159* 61.4*61.4 mm)

Weight 24.34 ounces (690grams)

About Pisofttech

Pisofttech was founded in 2012 by the Alumnus of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. As one of the earliest groups invested embedded panoramic algorithms in China, Pisofttech focuses on research and development of image and graphics fusion algorithms and visual products. Besides, Pisofttech is the only panoramic algorithms team provided with the bottom-level technical support by ARM and the only panoramic DSP algorithm provider of CEVA - the world’s largest DSP company.

As the largest panoramic algorithm solution provider in the domestic market, we were invested by international chip industry funds including Wu Yuefeng and ARM investment funds, and by industry funds including China Resources and Tsinghua Lihe.

Find out more about Pisofttech at  http://www.pisofttech.com/

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