SDC 2014 has just kicked off and at the opening keynote, Samsung have just announced that, alongside their new Note 4 based VR Headset, they’ve also got a 360 Stereoscopic 3D camera, designed and built to capture video for virtual reality.
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The new device has a 16 + 1 camera configuration (8 stereoscopic pairs by the looks of things), capable of capturing stereoscopic 3D video in 360 degrees with capable of capturing data at an astonishing 25Gbps. The upwards facing camera provide an overhead viewpoint, often a weak point of existing and current 360 capture devices.
The product is not a prototype, and is fully functional – and judging by the physical presence of the device onstage and the high level of industrial design polish, we’re inclined to believe that. The device’s camera’s lenses seem to be mounted in a canted configuration, presumably to achieve the large field of view required for 360 video.
..breaking story. Details to come. (Images courtesy Androidcentral)