ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com May 24, 2018


Facebook unveils new 360° cameras

20 April 2017, 03:56 | Jodi Jackson

Facebook unveils new 360° cameras

Facebook unveils new 360° cameras

Virtual reality has an image problem.

While plenty of cameras out there capture spherical footage of real-life scenes that you can then look at in VR (see "10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: The 360-Degree Selfie"), majority don't also capture depth data. The company plans to get them into production later this year.

The x24 has a 24-camera array laid out in an orb, rather than the original 17 cameras arranged in a saucer-shape, while the x6 has six cameras. You'll still need a headset that can track your position in space and the rotation of your head, though, to really take advantage of the footage. But it's only now that we are beginning to understand the bigger picture that Facebook has been working on.

"We're trying to make it as close as you can to feeling like you're there."
. It's a virtual reality application the social networking company launched in beta that allows groups of up to four people to hang out with one another around a virtual table surrounded by a 360-degree photo or video.

While the X24 and X6 are meant for professionals, Schroepfer said the technology will eventually lead to consumer products as well.


Unlike the previous Surround 360 camera reference design that the company announced past year, the new x24 and x6 cameras are actual physical models that you can buy or rent-if you're a filmmaker with a big budget, that is.

The social network is kicking off the second day of its (mostly) annual F8 developer conference, and buried in a flurry of updates and sessions there was an announcement that the Surround 360, which Facebook unveiled a year ago as an open-source VR camera for others, has a successor. The Oculus Rift, for instance, would work. Instead, it is the new 6DoF, which translates to six degrees of freedom inside any VR scene.

According to Facebook, "The new camera technology lets you move around within the video scene and experience the content from different viewing angles". However, Facebook's latest systems go one step further, giving the user the ability to physically move around a VR scene.

"The idea is to have multiple models of growing the ecosystem", he said.



Other News

Trending Now

Baylor hires Linda Livingstone as its first female president
As a private school, most of Baylor's records and its top-level meetings are exempt from the state's public information laws. Before her time there, she served 12 years at Pepperdine as dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Tennessee Senate OKs Haslam's road funding bill
Bill Haslam's road and bridge funding bill has earned a strong majority of votes in a preliminary vote in the Tennessee House. Doss, though said, "While we're having a surplus is the exact time to solve our infrastructure problem".

UCLA Law School Recieves $20 Million For Human Right Branch
He said that " The Promise " is an important story for the faith community because of its emphasis on persecution. Co-producers are Esrailian, Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy and veteran film producer William Horberg.

North Korea endures missile test failure day after military parade
There had been concern North Korea might decide to mark the occasion with a nuclear or missile test, but it never materialized. The official said that had it been a nuclear test, "other actions would have been taken by the U.S".

Goldman Sachs Falls After Q1 Miss
The stock traded at its lowest level in almost 5 months after reporting earnings per share of $5.15 on revenue of $8.026 billion. Parallel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Goldman Sachs Group during the fourth quarter worth about $121,000.

Trump on Georgia House runoff: 'It is now Hollywood vs. Georgia'
But in the one-on-one runoff, Busby was stagnant, earning 45%, while Bilbray surged to 49% support in the conservative district. Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, finished a distant second, qualifying for the June 20 runoff.

Women's Title Match Set for Next Week's "Smackdown Live"
Styles then counters the End of Days, hits a Phenomenal Forearm, and barely gets in the ring before the referee's count hits "10". Naomi by pin following Natural Selection to earn a shot at the SmackDown Women's Title next week.