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Lens engineering for virtual reality

  1. Jun 28, 2017 #1
    What type of lens/prism would be needed to allow a image sensor to see 180 degrees, so the sensor could see a hemisphere. It doesn't matter if the input is distorted. I thought that a glass pyramid with a square base might work.
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2017 #2

    Drakkith

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  4. Jul 10, 2017 #3

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    I did a Google Images search on 360 Degree Camera, and got lots of interesting hits. It looks like most of these systems use several lenses/cameras and stitch the images together:

    https://www.google.com/search?site=....1.64.img..1.17.1049.0..0.PjUmcWAi6rw#imgrc=_
     
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