Samsung’s High-Quality, Pro Level VR Camera ‘360 Round’ can Shoot Videos in 4K 3D

Samsung’s High-Quality, Pro Level VR Camera ‘360 Round’ can Shoot Videos in 4K 3D

Samsung introduced a new high-end camera which captures and stream high-quality 3D content. The 360 Round is proclaimed as first of its kind which combines high-quality 360-degree imagery with advanced 3D depth. The camera provides VR specialists with a durable and manageable solution for capturing, viewing, and editing VR content.

The most important feature is its ability to shoot with actual 3D depth, on a consumer-level device. The company isnR7;t alone in this market; just look at the Vuze VR Camera, for example, as well as the LucidCam (80/3D), but itR7;s not exactly a crowded field at this point. The vast majority of commodity 360 cameras out there canR7;t shoot in real 3D. With the 360 Round, Samsung is trying to provide a full VR content pipeline: You can shoot with the 360 Round, edit with a Samsung laptop, and then view the results on a Samsung Gear product.

The 360 Round’s design is similar to the Vuze camera. Samsung outfitted the device with 17 lenses (eight stereo pairs along the sides, one up top) and gave it enough power to livestream 4K 360 video with spatial audio and ‘engaging 3D images with depth’. Aside from that, the 360 Round looks a lot like an oversized CD-Walkman with Samsung’s easily recognized dark grey scheme.

Samsung said the device’s IP65 weather and dust resistance as well as its fanless design meant to reduce the camera’s weight and background noise. (The company did note, however, that you’ll have to put the 360 Round’s AC adapter in a waterproof pack if you plan on getting it wet.) That should allow you to use the 360 Round even in bad weather.

‘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 said the 360 Round will debut with ‘PC for controlling and stitching’, though it didn’t offer more details about the , other than to say that it’s a one-stitch solution. The quality of that could make or break the 360 Round; making VR content is hard, and if people struggle to make their videos look good with Samsung’s proprietary , they could turn to other cameras and apps instead. The 360 Round will debut in the U.S. in October. Samsung said in its press release that it’s the ‘first product to meet [content creators’] needs by combining high-quality, 360-degree imagery with advanced 3D depth at a reasonable price compared to other professional 360 cameras’ but didn’t share a specific price tag.

ProductSamsung 360 Round
Camera17 cameras with:
– 1/2.8”, 2M image sensor
– F1.8 Lens
Audio– 6 internal microphones for spatial audio
– 2 external microphone ports supported
– 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
MP4 (H.265/ H.264)
3D: 4k x 2k per eye / 2D: 4k x 2k
MemoryInternal: LPDDR3 10GB, eMMC 40GB
External: UHS-II SD Card (up to 256GB), SSD (up to 2TB)
ConnectivityLAN, USB Type-C
SensorsGyrometer and Accelerometer
Power19V 2.1A Power input (with AC adaptor)
PC Software Requirements2 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
Dimensions205 x 205 x 76.8mm, 1.93kg
FeaturesIP65 Dust and Water resistance


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