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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 Android ...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 an ...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 Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving - SlashGear

Two new cameras have been announced by Facebook – two cameras that look very much like spherical ball cameras we've seen in the recent past. These devices are the Facebook Surround 360 x24 and the Surround 360 x6. The larger device is extremely similar ...and more »

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

The new camera can also shoot video in six degrees of freedom, which is great for VR. By Kurt Wagner Apr 19, 2017, 1:15pm EDT. tweet · share · Linkedin. Facebook. Ever since Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion, the company has been seeding the ...and more »

Soccer ball cameras might change video you watch via Facebook - USA TODAY

NEW YORK—Your average consumer isn't going to buy either of two new soccer-ball shaped Surround 360 cameras that Facebook announced at its F8 conference Wednesday. But by introducing the Surround 360 x24 and Surround 360 x6 cameras, Facebook's goal is ...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 shoots ...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 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 »