Technological innovations in the virtual reality space has led to its massive growth. Over the years, virtual reality has been enabling users to interact with a real or imagined environment, creating sensory experiences along the way. While VR is gaining momentum across the world, it will become a sustainable industry only through massive, high quality content production.
VR Cameras till Date
Until now, a live virtual reality video production required videographers to assemble a number of small cameras together on a holder. Setting up such a camera was not only difficult, videographers also had to deal with multiple cables, power supplies and a variety of small hardware components that made the entire video recording experience lengthy and cumbersome. Orah 4i aims to overcome these challenges and unleash the potential of the market by offering a stress-free video recording experience.
Orah 4i : The All-in-One Virtual Reality Camera
Developed by San Francisco based VR video creation company VideoStitch, Orah 4i is the first all-in-one Virtual Reality Camera that simplifies the real-time production of full spherical 360 video. Orah removes the inefficiencies and numerous points of failure that videographers have been facing till now and lets them focus on what really matters to them for creating fascinating content. The Virtual Reality Camera allows users to capture and stream 360 degree video of sports events, news, concerts, weddings, education, and more.
Easy Set Up
Setting up the Virtual Reality Camera can be done in minutes, with no hassles. The camera streams live 4K resolution virtual reality video to headsets with a simple push of a button. The ambisonic 3D sound capture capabilities enable the viewer of the content to locate the origin of the sound source with a VR headset, offering a stunning feeling of immersion. The compact 120 GB computer called the stitching box then captures the video feed, stitches it together and sends it to a router so it can be streamed anywhere.
Orah 4i Virtual Reality Camera has a durable body construction made from anodized precipitation-hardened Aluminum. It has an all metal body that incorporates a thermally efficient design with built-in thermal pads that allows high heat dissipation ideal for long video streaming sessions. The single cable makes the entire video shooting experience convenient and hassle free.
The compact design ensures optimal footprint and reduces parallax. The professional grade, all-glass fisheye lenses minimize distortion and flare. The high sensitivity image sensors offer solid performance even in low light conditions. The Virtual Reality Camera has a built-in stabilization and horizon correction that ensures impeccable picture quality. The 4 high dynamic range microphones with ambisonic 3D sound offer an immersive sound experience. With the Virtual Reality Camera, users can broadcast live video in real-time to any CDN and also record sources and output video to SD card.
Detailed Specs of Orah 4i
- Video Processor: 2 x Ambarella processor
- Image Sensor: 4 x Sony EXMOR
- Lens: Fisheye 4 x f2.0 fisheye 8-Layer MC Glass
- Camera exposure: Automatic
- White balance: Automatic
- Individual video resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels
- Capture framerate: 30 fps
- Microphone: 4x High dynamic range microphone
- Power: 48V over POE
- Camera Dimensions: 80 x 70 x 65 mm
- Weight: 17 oz
VR technology has become the latest buzzword in the technology space, with various VR games and films being launched by companies that offer a stunning user experience across various categories. Taking advantage of the technology and entering the VR live-recording space is Orah 4i Virtual Reality Camera that enables users to live stream 360 degree virtual reality video at 4K resolution and enjoy a truly immersive experience. While the Camera is priced at a whopping $3,595, it is available for pre-order for just $1,795.