Google Announces YI Halo 8K VR Camera
Google and Chinese company YI developed the Halo, a Virtual Reality camera that can shoot 4k video simultaneously on every one of its seventeen cameras. The camera takes advantage of Google’s Jump software so you can stitch pieces of footage together into a single 360-degree Virtual Reality film.
YI Halo – The Most Advanced 3D-360 Camera
Google announced the new VR camera on Monday, only a week after Facebook revealed its own Virtual Reality cameras. The VR competition is hot and companies are now betting hard on hardware development.
“It is the first Jump camera with an up camera (total of 17 unit cameras), allowing users to experience the scene in every direction without missing a thing.
The YI HALO’s innovative geometry was designed with stitching in mind. As the newest Jump camera, it was built to work with Jump Assembler. Together they can produce high-quality stitches and deliver high-quality stereo VR content up to 8K x 8K.
Advanced image quality settings such as ISO, WB, EV, shutter, and flat color are supported in YI HALO to empower filmmakers to capture the most spectacular moments accurately.”
The YI Halo will release to the public this summer, but Google claims some of its partners will get the YI Halo right away.
The VR camera is intended for high-end productions that require expensive special effects artists to create the perfect video. Google is also launching Jump Start, a program in which filmmakers can apply to win a free camera and use the new Jump software.
Source: YI Technology