Facebook is getting into the 360-degree camera business.
At its annual F8 developer conference, the company unveiled the Surround 360, its own custom-built camera for shooting 360-degree video. The Surround 360 has 17 “globally synced” camera lenses (14 wide-angle lenses around the horizontal ring and three fisheye lenses on the top and bottom) that capture 360-degree video in up to 8K resolution.
“The 8K output utilizes our dynamic streaming code, doubling the industry standard,” explains a narrator in a demo video (below).
The footage can, of course, be viewed in VR headsets like the Gear VR and Oculus Rift. Read more…
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