This new camera may be the catalyst of high quality user generated 360 video content. Mainly thanks to its ease of use. The camera supports streams 4K resolution live virtual reality video to headsets – all with the push of a button. Seems to good to be true? Maybe it is but it comes with a pricetag that is not considered low-cost even for early adopters. Starting at $1,795, but once 4/30 hits, the device will be increasing “incrementally” to the final purchase price of $3,595.
Ok, So the price is not great but comparing it to what is currently on the market makes the camera competetive. Today, a lot of business would have to hire someone to rig together 16 GoPros into a specialized rig from companies like Google. Alternatively, they could buy one of the professional 360-degree cameras like the Nokia Ozo … for $60,000.
VideoStich CEO Nicolas Burtey says:
“Until today, a live VR video production workflow relied on an array of small cameras put together on a holder. Videographers then dealt with multiple cables, power supplies and a variety of small hardware components. Orah removes these inefficiencies and numerous points of failure and lets them focus on what really matters to them for creating compelling content,” said Burtey in a statement. “We have developed a solution that streams 4K resolution live virtual reality video to headsets–all with the push of a button.”
If you desire to have a out-of-the-box solution for producing 360 video this camera may something for you. Unfortunately it only supports monoscopic 360 video. Stereo 360 or even plain 180 wide-lens 3D is said to be more immersive then monoscopic video.