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GoPro unveils its 360-degree VR system, powered by six cameras

GoPro jumps into the VR market with its new 360-degree camera system
By: Anthony Garreffa | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: May 28, 2015 3:26 pm
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GoPro has officially announced its VR camera system, which uses a six-camera array to capture images in 360 degrees. The company announced the new VR camera system on stage at the Recode Code conference by GoPro CEO Nick Woodman.

 

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The company will be offering up the GoPro Six-Camera Spherical Solution which takes 6 x GoPro Hero4 units, which all capture high-resolution images and video in 360 degrees. The company has plans to sell the six-camera solution in the second half of 2015, with a price of over $3000. GoPro was reportedly in development of a VR system in concept only, but when Facebook acquired Oculus VR last year, the company put its VR camera system into motion.

 

Woodman said: "VR is going to be popular just based on gaming alone. But for VR to be appealing to non-gamers it's going to need content. It's going to need photo and video content, and GoPro is positioned better than anyone in the world".

NEWS SOURCES:Vrscout.com

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