This module turns the RED Hydrogen One into a 3D/4-View camera

RED’s Hydrogen One, the company’s first ever attempt at a smartphone, has gotten its first module, the Lithium 3D/4-View camera.

RED and Lucid, a company that specializes in 3D VR180 cameras, partnered up back in 2018. The two came together with the goal of creating the first 8K 3D/4-View Camera for the Hydrogen One.

The standalone Lucid Lithium uses the Hydrogen One’s user interface and monitor when it is mounted to the back of the phone. With the mont, the module will be able to use the phone to control, monitor and record video in 8K 3D/4V.

“Lithium is a standalone camera that uses HYDROGEN as the UI and monitor device. It shoots dual 4K stream images and converts to 4-view,” said RED founder Jim Jannard.

Full 8K video and 3D/4V content

The dual camera module gives users full 8K video and pictures and converts images to 4V in real-time. It also features dual adjustment of lens distance.

Lithium 3D/4-View camera for Hydrogen One
Lithium 3D/4-View camera for Hydrogen One

This is all that is known at this time. It seems the module is still being tested:

“I know that many, including me, are waiting patiently for the 2D module. What I am finding is that I shoot more, and am having more fun shooting 4V. My new favorite camera is the Lithium (code name) 3D/4V beamsplitter rig. I am testing it now and I am overjoyed with what it can do for 4V,” said Jannard.

Pricing and Availability

Both the pricing and availability is not known at this time, but we should be learning more soon. Jannerd said in November that info will be announced soon:

“I hope to post specs, prices and delivery date (realistic this time) shortly.”

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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