Nokia Technologies today announced the commercial availability of the OZO virtual reality camera at a launch event attended by members of the media and entertainment industry.
Defining a new category in professional VR capture, OZO introduces to the market innovative features such as real-time VR preview, wireless operation, and full 3D 360 audio and video broadcast capabilities.
“We’re at the dawn of an exciting new medium that will transform the way people connect to stories, events, and the world around them,” said Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies. “OZO is a powerful tool designed for the professional creators who will answer the most exciting and intriguing questions about the possibilities for virtual reality.”
The launch event featured a live performance by the band Best Coast, broadcast in full 3D 360 VR from the roof of the iconic Capitol Records tower in Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles over Internet protocol seven miles away.
OZO is priced at US$60,000.
|Presence Capture||Spherical and Stereoscopic Video capture with Spatial Audio Array|
|Video Sensor Type||Progressive Scan with Global Shutter|
|Video Sensor Array||Eight, synchronised, 2K x 2K sensors|
|Video Area Coverage||Full-spherical, 360 x 180 degrees|
|Min Imaging Distance||0.5m / 20″ (spherical video coverage)|
|Stereoscopic Coverage||Centerline +/- 130(h), +/- 65(v) degrees|
|Weight||4.2kg / 9.3lbs including Battery|
|Lens Angle of View||195 degrees per lens|
|Master File Format||MOV wrapped OZO Virtual Reality with 8Ch raw Video and 8Ch PCM Audio|
|Video Compression||Wavelet-based raw|
|Media Module||500GB, Solid State Media|
|Record Duration||45 min per Media Module|
|Program Output||3G-SDI SMPTE 242M, DIN connector|
|Capture Frame Rate||30.00 fps|
|Cooling System||Passive (fanless) design|
|Battery Pack||Rechargeable Lithium Ion|
|Power Consumption||12V DC, approx 30W in record mode|