Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Facebook’s new VR cameras let you move within a 360 video

Last year, Facebook announced the Surround 360, an open-source VR camera that cost a massive $30,000 for what was basically a fancy 360-camera. One year later, Facebook has updated the Surround 360 with two models that offer something more powerful: the ability to move around a VR scene. Most 360 cameras essentially mount your head on a fixed point. You can look up, down, left and right, and, if you’re lucky, the image will be in 3D as well. But you can’t actually move your body within the scene, which ends up killing some of the illusion. The new cameras solve this using a…

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