GoPro Announces VR App, Camera

NicoleMotta on Monday April 18, 2016 at 11:28:39 AM

GoPro Announces VR App, Camera

Ahead of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event this week, GoPro announced new VR products.

On Sunday, GoPro said that it plans to unveil "end-to-end professional solutions for capturing, stitching, and publishing high-resolution virtual reality content" at this week's event. GoPro will showcase its new VR camera: the GoPro Omni. This new camera is a cube-shaped rig that holds six Hero4 cameras. In the rig, all of the cameras work together, interacting with one primary camera to allow the six to work as one. The all-inclusive Omni package will be available for pre-order for $4,999.99 starting on Monday, and includes a GoPro Omni Sync Rig, GoPro Kolor Software License, 6 GoPro HERO4 Black cameras (with batteries), GoPro Smart Remote, 6 GoPro Mini USB Cables, 32GB microSD Cards and card readers, a compact, rugged shipping case, and more. GoPro also announced that the rig-only Omni SKU is available for pre-order now for $1,499.99.

In addition to the Omni camera, GoPro is introducing a new platform and app called GoPro VR. Available on the web and for Android and iOS from Monday, April 18 at 8am PST, the new platform gives users a way to share and view immersive content. Preview footage of what will be accessible on the new platform is available and is fully interactive on YouTube. GoPro VR can also be experienced on a mobile head-mounted display, such as Google Cardboard. This is not GoPro's first foray into virtual reality. Last year, the company unveiled the GoPro Odyssey, available via a Limited Access Program for professionals and priced at $15,000.

Photo: © GoPro, Inc.


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