Facebook Joining Google Jump and Samsung, Together launching 3D-360-Degree Camera For VR Content Capturing – Facebook is going to have the next big step in web video for a while, come to the acquisition of Oculus Rift. Late last year, the social network introduced 360 videos to the News Feed and mobile applications, and now join bruise Samsung and Google, in order to increase the cameramen professionals play 360 shots, the company announced that the proposal to open source CMS-360 3D camera.
Surround Facebook called 360 because the hardware is really designed to help professionals to a camera platform 360 degrees, which can be trusted to use software system to capture. Construction details of a total of 17 camera “globally synchronized” – 14 sensors along with a wide-angle camera with fixed horizontal circular loops on top and two on the bottom – go to the video capture 360 degrees and post-processing of the code related to sewing, which is claimed to offer the most efficient in FB the sector.
Technical catch-camera 3D rig 360 is controlled by custom software with a simple web interface. However, the company does not make its own hardware to go along with a design specifically to be performed by off-the-shelf. Therefore, the goal here is not like the competition with a camera platform 360 degrees ofeer likes of Canon and GoPro; it offers the industry believes that Facebook is a better solution for 3D video capture 360, one of which is open source, developers and manufacturers will be able to build 360 surround projects.
“Connecting VR immersive experience is fantastic and we want to play their part to ensure that more people have the opportunity to experience in the future. We will be open on Facebook surround 360 camera design and customize the code to help developers and creators of open ideas and faster innovation ecosystem to accelerate 3D-360 are grown. ”
17 cameras – 14 and three sensor wide-angle fisheye lens – in sync with global shutter and a closed durable aluminum device.
It will be released this summer on GitHub. Facebook estimating cost about $ 30,000 mark the parts needed to build a high-end camera system, which is certainly lower than the Nikon Ozo $ 60,000, but the value of twice the strength of 16 Google Go GoPro camera, priced at $ 15,000.