Whenever drones are discussed GoPro is always mentioned, GoPro cameras have become the standard accompaniment to most of our flying marvels, capturing photos and video from different perspectives. With this accomplishment, GoPro now has its eyes set on the realm of virtual reality and drone development.
At Code Conference on Wednesday, Nick Woodman GoPro’s CEO confirmed rumors of the company’s journey into drone development, whilst keeping details to a minimum, he stated that the intended launch would be in the first half of 2016 with consumers being the target audience.
He also showcased the Six Camera Spherical Array, a multi-directional mount housing six Hero4 cameras. These cameras capture hi-res photos and video in all directions, the captured photos and video can then be sewn together with Kolor to create a 6K spherical image.
This video can then be viewed on virtual reality headsets like Oculus and Microsoft Hololens it can also be viewed on a PC or Smartphone using YouTube 360 or the Kolor app. No price was given for the Six Camera Spherical Array though its expected to be released in the second half of this year. The Six Camera Spherical Array’s more of a Professional to Prosumer toy, though if your interested in purchasing one I’d suggest keeping your eyes on GoPro’s website might pop up when you least expect it.
Here’s a video of it in action:
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