01 March 2022

Download Canon EOS Virtual Reality System White Paper

Download Canon EOS Virtual Reality System White Paper
Download Canon EOS VR System White Paper PDF

Version 1.0 (Dec 2021)  

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Table of Contents 


  • What is Virtual Reality?
  • Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality vs Mixed Reality
  • 360° VR vs 180° VR
  • Monoscopic vs Stereoscopic
  • 6 3-degrees vs 6-degrees of freedom
  • Benefits of Virtual Reality
  • Challenges of ‘traditional’ VR capture


  • Benefits of the EOS VR SYSTEM
  • Compatible camera
  • RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens
  • L-series build and weather resistance*
  • RF mount and lens design concept
  • Advance optical design
  • Lens is visible in DCI recording
  • Strongest 3D effect
  • High Image Quality
  • 2 x UD elements per lens
  • MTF Graph
  • Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC)
  • Fluorine coating — easy maintenance

Exposure Control

  • Dual Electro-magnetic diaphragms (EMDs)
  • Rear mounted gelatin filter holder
  • f/2.8 — Great low light performance
  • Automatic Exposure

Manual Focusing Only

  • Focus Peaking
  • Dual Pixel Focus Guide
  • Lens focus difference adjustment

Basic Shooting guidelines

  • Clean the lenses
  • Level and stable?
  • Focusing:
  • Exposure:
  • Monitoring the output: Audio
  • Ambisonic microphones

Supported File Types — EOS VR Utility

Equirectangular Projection

VR Imaging process with the RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens

  • The conversion process – EOS VR Utility
  • 8k DCI vs 8K UHD capture and conversion views

Canon EOS VR Software

  • Post-Production Workflow
  • Recommended computer specifications, or better:
  • EOS VR Utility
  • Edit options:
  • Correction options:
  • Export:
  • EOS VR Utility benefits:
  • EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premier Pro*
  • Subscription service

Remote Capture

  • EOS Utility (Win/Mac)
  • Camera Connect App (iOS / iPad OS / Android)


Specifications – RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE

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Simplifying stereoscopic 180° VR capture of video and stills