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Facebook Just Handed Out Thousands of 360 Cameras. We've Got a Review - WIRED

Facebook just gave Giroptic iO 360 cameras to 4,000 people at Facebook's F8 conference, so expect a flood of 360-degree selfies to hit the interwebs any moment now. Ugh. At least the image quality will be pretty good. Giroptic released a new ...and more »

Facebook Unveils Two New VR Cameras With 'Six Degrees of Freedom' - WIRED

Facebook believes that video is the future. Not just any video, but immersive 360-degree video that approaches virtual reality. Of course, creating such video requires a very different breed of camera. So, a team of Facebook engineers, led by a camera ...and more »

How Facebook's Hardware Lab Helped Build The VR Industry's Most Advanced Camera - Fast Company

Spencer Burns is standing in front of a huge five-axis milling machine, inside of which is a custom-designed tool behind glass, fiercely polishing metal at 11,000 RPM. Bits of shrapnel are flying fast and furious, and slowly but surely, a beautiful and ...and more »

Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom - TechCrunch

On day two of Facebook's F8 conference, Facebook's CTO Mike Schroepfer showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market. The x24, with 24 cameras, and its little brother the x6, with six cameras, can each ...and more »

Facebook's new Surround 360 video cameras let you move around inside live-action scenes - The Verge

Facebook today announced the second generation of its Surround 360 video camera design, and this time the company is serious about helping potential customers purchase it as an actual product. The Surround 360, which Facebook unveiled last year as ...and more »

Facebook F8: New Surround 360 Camera and Other Major Announcements From Day 2 - NDTV

Facebook's ongoing annual developer conference F8 2017 moved into its second day on Wednesday. While Day 1 was mostly about augmented reality, Facebook Spaces VR, Places Graph and improvements to Messenger, Day 2 continued to see more ...and more »

Facebook's new 360 cameras bring exploration to live videos - Engadget

Last year, Facebook announced the Surround 360, a 360-degree camera that can capture footage in 3D and then render it online via specially designed software. But it wasn't for sale. Instead the company used it as a reference design for others to create ...and more »

Facebook designed another 360-degree video camera, but you don't have to build this one yourself - Recode

Ever since Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion, the company has been seeding the VR industry with money and technology to help generate content that might encourage people to give VR a try. Facebook's most recent effort: A new video camera built ...and more »

Facebook is making it way easier to record and share your VR experiences - The Verge

Facebook today is launching a new developer toolkit that will make it easier for users to capture and share their personal experiences in VR, be it a moment in an Oculus Rift game or their personal point of view in a 360-degree live-action video. As it ...and more »

Facebook takes on Lytro with new Surround 360 cameras that shoot in 6 degrees of freedom - VentureBeat

Facebook has introduced two new Surround 360 cameras targeted toward professional filmmakers and content producers. The x24 and x6 are successors to the one the company debuted at last year's F8 developer conference, but with a major upgrade: It ...and more »