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Samsung Announces 360 Round Camera That Shoots In 4K With Spatial Audio

Samsung Announces 360 Round Camera That Shoots In 4K With Spatial Audio
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Samsung has announced a new camera called 360 Round. This product was designed for developing and streaming high-quality 3D content for specialists and enthusiasts who require a higher 360 camera and VR capture. The announcement was made at Samsung Developer Conference (SDC 2017) this afternoon.

The 360 Round uses 17 lenses and eight stereo pairs positioned horizontally and one single lens positioned vertically to livestream 4K 3D videos with spatial audio. This allows users to output superior quality content at an instant.

The new camera features IP561 water and dust resistance for use in everyday weather conditions and is also fanless, which reduces weight. The Samsung 360 Round uses a uni-body chassis designed which is designed to reduce heat, removing the need for a cooling fan and minimizing size and weight. The compact design helps eliminate excess noise and reduce power consumption for hours of continuous shooting. This is quite exceptional considering they created a high-end product that isn’t going to overheat without a fan.

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“The Samsung 360 Round is a testament to our leadership in the VR market. We have developed a product that contains innovative VR features, allowing video producers and broadcast professionals to easily produce high quality 3D content,” said Suk-Jea Hahn, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics’ Global Mobile B2B Team. “The combination of livestreaming capabilities, IP65 water and dust resistance and 17 lenses makes this camera ideal for a broad range of use cases our customers want—from livestreaming major events to filming at training facilities across various industries.”

Samsung also stated that their technology in the product will allow for low latency output when you have good internet connection. The Samsung 360 Round is rumored to cost $10,500.

Samsung 360 Round Product Specifications
Camera 17 cameras with:
– 1/2.8”, 2M image sensor
– F1.8 Lens
Audio – 6 internal microphones for spatial audio
– 2 external microphone ports supported
Video Resolution:
– Livestreaming (3D): 4096 x 2048 at 30fps per eye
– Livestreaming (2D): 4096 x 2048 at 30fps
– Recording (3D): 4096 x 2048 at 30fps per eye
– Recording (2D): 4096 x 2048 at 30fps
Format:
MP4 (H.265/ H.264)
3D: 4k x 2k per eye / 2D: 4k x 2k
Memory Internal: LPDDR3 10GB, eMMC 40GB
External: UHS-II SD Card (up to 256GB), SSD (up to 2TB)
Connectivity LAN, USB Type-C
Sensors Gyrometer and Accelerometer
Power 19V 2.1A Power input (with AC adaptor)
PC Software Requirements 2 PC software (for Camera Control / Streaming, Content Viewing)
For Post Processing:
– Windows 10
– 64-bit OS for 4K video editing
– 16 GB DDR4 RAM 2ea or more
– 850W power
– Intel Core i7-6700K or above
– GPU NVIDIA GTX 1080 x 1ea
For Preview and Live Broadcast (as above):
– Intel Core i7-6950X or above
– 32GB DDR4 RAM 2ea or more
– GPU NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti x 2ea
Dimension 205 x 205 x 76.8mm, 1.93kg
Features IP65 Dust and Water resistance

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