Samsung take ‘virtual reality’ to another level with new 3D camera
Technology giant Samsung has revealed its latest 360 degree camera could ‘revolutionize’ the virtual reality world – an experience usually associated with video games.
Dubbed Project Beyond, Samsung’s camera is expected to give users a high-resolution 3D, 360 degree view of anywhere it is set up allowing them to view scenes the same way that the human eyes see.
“Project Beyond is the world’s first true 3D 360° camera. Beyond captures and streams omniview videos in stunning high-resolution 3D,” said Samsung’s U.S.-based research engine Think Tank Team on its website.
What’s more, Samsung promises its camera will permit anyone wearing Samsung’s Gear VR (Virtual Reality) headset to tap onto a live streaming of the footage – just like the cameras seen on a Google Street View backpack – or storing it for a later viewing at any time.
“We use stereoscopic interleaved capture and 3D-aware stitching technology to capture the scene just like the human eye, but in a form factor that is extremely compact,” the statement said.
The company already set up cameras in various locations around California, United States, and live streamed footage at its presentation during the 2014 Developer Conference this week.
“With Project Beyond, the Gear VR will become a gateway to an ever-increasing pool of content that allows users to instantly teleport to places and events they always wanted to see,” said Think Tank.
“It frees the users of Gear VR from the limitations and rigors of physical travel, while providing a realistic experience that brings the nuances of an environment to the comfort of the living room.”
The device is going to hit U.S. the markets next month.
Although there is still no word on the price of the camera, Mail Online reported the VR Gear will cost up to $200.