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GoPro announces a $3,000 spherical camera rig for capturing VR video

GoPro Unveils Drone, Six Camera Array For VR Content – GoPro Turns Focus To Drones, Virtual Reality

Adventure camera maker, GoPro, plans to produce quadcopter and camera capable of capturing 360-degree virtual reality content.

The first is the Six-Camera Spherical Array. The ball-shaped accessory mount can accommodate six Hero4 cameras positioned in different directions to capture high-resolution images and video for virtual reality. The recorded video and pictures can then be stitched together using Kolor, the virtual reality software company GoPro acquired in April, to create one unified 6K spherical image.

The resulting video can be viewed on VR headsets like Oculus, Google Cardboard and Microsoft HoloLens. It can also be viewed on your smartphone or PC using the Kolor app or YouTube 360.

GoPro plans to take extreme videos to new extremes with two new future products that will introduce the company into the drone and virtual reality markets.

The camera-maker for adventure enthusiasts plans to roll out a six-camera product later this year that is capable of capturing spherical content, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman said Wednesday during an onstage interview at the Recode Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The products are part of GoPro’s efforts to expand its business beyond simply selling cameras for skiers, race drivers and other sports-adventure enthusiasts.

Source: http://recode.net/