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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 »

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 »

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'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 Is Making Immersive, 360 Cameras More Fit For The Home - Forbes

first launched its open-source, “Surround” 360 camera at last year's F8 developer conference in a push to propel the 360 video ecosystem, giving other companies a blueprint to build the camera for around $30,000. On Tuesday, the company unveiled two ...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 launches tool for capturing 360 video inside VR - PCWorld

Facebook is giving virtual reality developers the ability to embed 360-degree photo and video capture into their experiences with a new software development kit made available Wednesday. The 360 Capture SDK will let users capture the complete scene ...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 just gave everyone at F8 this 360-degree camera - SlashGear

You can tell a lot about a company's intentions by the things it pushes on developers, and Facebook is clearly looking into 360-degree video in a big way judging by its F8 2017 giveaway. The social network has handed every dev in attendance a Giroptic ...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 »