IndustryTap recently reported on the Google/GoPro virtual reality or VR Camera content creation system known as Odyssey with its 16 GoPro action cameras selling for $15,000.
Now, Nokia has just announced the arrival of its new ball-shaped OZO VFR Camera as part of a growing professional content creation world. The OZO is part of a continuing stream of virtual reality capture and playback solutions. The technology was developed at Nokia subsidiary Nokia Technologies and introduced by its president Ramzi Haidamus, who said, “we are thrilled to introduce OZO and expect that virtual reality experiences will soon radically enhance the way people communicate and connect to stories, entertainment, world events and each other.”
Director Marco Barmbillo, who directed Demolition Man, counts himself among the first to use OZO to create short virtual reality films. It is expected that more and more companies on the cutting-edge of virtual reality content will be happy to invest $60,000 in OZO.
Regarding the technology, OZO records stereoscopic 360-degree video; spatial audio is captured via eight synchronized shutters and synced microphones.
Nokia Technology is now accepting pre-orders for OZO VR. A video of the history of the development of OZO follows: