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360 Round is a camera designed for recording and streaming 3D content

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Last updated: October 18th, 2017 at 22:08 UTC+02:00

To assist in the recording—and consumption—of immersive VR content, Samsung has introduced a 360 Round camera that’s capable of both recording and streaming high-quality 3D content. Obviously, a device of such nature won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, which is why the firm’s marketing it towards enthusiasts and specialists who demand a “superior VR experience.”

The 360 Round camera sports seventeen lenses

The 360 Round uses seventeen lenses—eight stereo pairs positioned horizontally and one single lens positioned vertically—to live stream 3D video and spatial audio in 4K, and create engaging 3D images with depth. It also features a durable, compact design, coupled with IP65 water and dust resistance, so it’s suitable for use in everyday weather conditions.

“The growth of 360 content platforms, such as Samsung VR, Facebook and YouTube, as well as the spread of 360 videos through major media, has increased the need for high-quality 360 videos among VR professionals and enthusiasts,” said Samsung. “The 360 Round is the first product to meet these needs by combining high-quality, 360-degree imagery with advanced 3D depth at a reasonable price.”

Camera 17 cameras with:
– 1/2.8’’, 2M image sensor
– F1.8 Lens
Audio – 6 internal microphones for spatial audio
– 2 external microphone ports supported
Video Resolution:
– Livestreaming (3D): 4096 x 2048 at 30fps per eye
– Livestreaming (2D): 4096 x 2048 at 30fps
– Recording (3D): 4096 x 2048 at 30fps per eye
– Recording (2D): 4096 x 2048 at 30fps
Format:
MP4 (H.265/ H.264)
3D: 4k x 2k per eye / 2D: 4k x 2k
Memory
 
Internal: LPDDR3 10GB, eMMC 40GB
External: UHS-II SD Card (up to 256GB), SSD (up to 2TB)
Connectivity LAN, USB Type-C
Sensors Gyrometer and Accelerometer
Power 19V 2.1A Power input (with AC adaptor)
PC Software Requirements 2 PC software (for Camera Control / Streaming, Content Viewing)
For Post Processing:
– Windows 10
– 64-bit OS for 4K video editing
– 16 GB DDR4 RAM 2ea or more
– 850W power
– Intel Core i7-6700K or above
– GPU NVIDIA GTX 1080 x 1ea
For Preview and Live Broadcast (as above):
– Intel Core i7-6950X or above
– 32GB DDR4 RAM 2ea or more
– GPU NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti x 2ea
Dimension 205 x 205 x 76.8mm, 1.93kg
Features IP65 Dust and Water resistance
Source Camera 360 RoundSamsung Developer Conference 2017Virtual RealityVR
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