The GoPro Omni VR camera features a six HERO4 Black camera array which are all synchronised via a processing unit at the centre of the cube. That is capable of instantly creating 360 degree imagery and video, perfect for viewing using virtual reality headsets.
As well as announcing pricing and availability for the GoPro Omni, GoPro has also announced the availability of a new VR application called GoPro VR which has been created specifically for sharing 360 degree videos and is available for both Android and iOS devices. Go Pro explains more about the new GoPro Omni VR camera :
Omni is GoPro’s synchronized six-camera spherical array that produces high-resolution, stunning image quality and works seamlessly with Kolor™ stitching software to produce immersive content. Proprietary hardware at the center of Omni enables pixel-level synchronization between all six HERO4 Black cameras.
Precise, pixel-level synchronization makes stitching in post-production easier and more exact — especially when compared to unsynchronized camera arrays. Produce high-resolution, stunning image quality that virtual reality viewers will notice. In addition to spherical content capture, Omni may also be used for “over capture” of traditional content. Use Omni to capture 8K, and then extract your HD deliverable—from literally any perspective.
Automatically create 360° videos with a streamlined workflow optimized just for Omni. Advanced features in Autopano® Video Pro and Autopano Giga, both included with the full Omni package, give you fine-tune controls over the image and stitch for the highest-quality output.