It seems like its all systems go for the GoPro team, with the first look at their amateur 360 rig “Omni” last week and now the launch of “GoPro VR”. We’ve had an update on Omni, as they’ve announced that the total cost of the rig will be $5000 which includes six camera, cables, cards, remotes and the necessary Kolor Software to stitch the all the footage together. However if you already own enough GoPros to fill the rig (6 in total) then you’re looking at a cost of $1,500 to just buy the rig itself. If you’re looking to pick one of these up and start shooting in full 360, then lucky enough for you, pre-orders opened today. Aside from the rig, the real news is the launch of “GOPro VR” which is a channel dedicated to 360 degree virtual reality videos that is launching today. So if you were looking to get involved in creating some 360 content, you’ve now got a great platform to share your creations on.
The platform is going to have a web based version alongside an app that is VR headset friendly. It will be launched on both the Android and iOS app store so its’s available for everyone to start viewing this great immersive content. GoPro will be populating the channel with content from it’s sponsored athletes and artists to get the ball rolling. The company are also set to launch their new wireless VR streaming platform known as “LiveVR”. There isn’t much information on this at the minute, but we know that it will be a development on their current HEROcast system. As GoPro have partnered with MotoGP, we think its fair to assume that this platform will be used to stream content from sporting events in the future. More information is set to be announced at this years NAB show that begins today. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any information as it surfaces.
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