Lucid VR announced this week that former Oculus chief engineer and co-founder Jack McCauley has joined the company. CEO Han Jin stated in a press release, “We are very excited to welcome Jack to the team, as his experience ramping up Oculus and its [production] will help us dramatically improve our manufacturing capabilities.”
McCauley joins the company just in time to ramp up production of the LucidCam2, a 180° 4K camera that attaches to a smartphone, and follow-up to the original LucidCam. The technology features fast processing times and simple, user-friendly operation that McCauley calls “revolutionary.”
The LucidCam2 is still in development, and Lucid VR has not announced a release date.
“I’m super excited to be joining the talented team at Lucid,” McCauley said of his appointment. “Lucid has a great product with tremendous market potential. The industry incorrectly believed that 360-degree cameras were the way to go, but Lucid has simplified the user-generated content creation process with its VR180, a product that offers a revolutionary click-of-a-button system to capture content and its lightning quick processing time using a smartphone. LucidCam gives creators more time and greater freedom to create amazing 3D content.”