Surround360

Facebook’s Surround360 New 360 Camera

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Facebook just announced that they will realease an open source 360 camera this summer.

They also said that it will cost around $30.000 to get the necessary materials do build it.

In general it looks very promising, I am just a bit sceptic regarding their claim of outputing 8K PER EYE, which is extraordinary, and impossible to watch at the moment with youtube for example.

They also claim that it will not be very hardware intensive to watch the videos, due to their Dynamic Streaming Algorithm, which would allow more people to watch UHD VR.

At the moment I have a gtx960 (4gb vram) and struggle to watch an 8K video.

Let’s hope that their software will work with other cameras besides the Surround360.

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