Santa Ana, CA (PressExposure) October 19, 2011 -- Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O -http://www.pgo.com), global experts in optical manufacturing and precision thin film coatings, has provided the precision optical mirrors that are integrated into a revolutionary, 360-degree high definition (HD) video camera system developed by Social Animal (www.socialanimal.tv). The SA360 Video Camera System provides 2K resolution, cinema-quality footage, captured simultaneously and stitched together seamlessly to create a 360-degree panoramic view of the action. It is utilized for commercial and promotional purposes, interactive music videos, 360-degree gaming, and other retail, entertainment, and creative applications.
The system includes nine HD cameras which are paired with optically precise, trapezoidal mirrors, designed and manufactured by Precision Glass & Optics. The MAL203 mirrors are front surface aluminized, on select float glass. They are accurately positioned above each camera lens, fanning out around the circumference of the camera rig. The aluminum is overcoated with dielectric layers on the glass to enhance reflectivity and protect against heat, humidity, and abrasion. PG&O's MAL series is ideal for any high quality mirror applications that require durability and high reflection. Specifications include standard visible reflection of greater than 94 percent at 550nm for 45 degrees, reflection is greater than 90 percent for S&P polarization at 550nm, 15 degrees through 45 degrees.
The SA360 video is the only system capable of providing a 360-degree panoramic view at 2K resolution. During playback, the viewer can decide which angle of the video they want to watch by scrolling left and/or right. The footage can be viewed via the proprietary SA360 video player or it can be viewed online, enabled by an interactive Flash video plug-in (to view a video review of the new camera system, go to: http://bit.ly/qBEoA8).
PG&O provides high performance optical components and thin film coatings for extremely demanding tasks for digital cinema, imaging, biomedical, military, aerospace, astronomy, broadcast, solar applications, and more.