Samsung Announces “Project Beyond,” A Camera For Capturing Footage For Virtual Reality
At its developer conference this morning, Samsung announced “Project Beyond,” a camera built to capture 3D footage for use with Samsung’s Gear VR headset.
The device has 16 individual high-definition cameras arranged as a disc. Together, they capture a gigapixel — or 25 gigabits of data — every second. On stage, Samsung showed how VR lets people live-stream footage from cameras located anywhere with a decent wireless connection, letting a Gear VR wearer look around at a beach.
The most exciting prospect for such capture isn’t just one person seeing a beach that they’re friend is visiting. It’s letting thousands or millions of people share in big, historic moments, sporting events, or concerts at the same time. The Project Beyond camera moves toward that future, letting multiple users look around at the scene captured by the camera without interrupting others’ experiences.
Samsung didn’t give a solid release date or price. In…
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