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Facebook is giving away the blueprints to its 360-degree video camera - The Verge

Today Facebook has followed through on its promise to open source the design of the Surround 360, its 17-camera array designed to capture video in 360 degrees. The company has also made available the stitching software used to piece together those ...and more »

Facebook open sources Surround 360 camera with Ikea-style instructions - TechCrunch

Facebook needs you to fill its News Feed, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR with 360 content. So today it put all the hardware and software designs of its Surround 360 camera on Github, after announcing the plan in April. Thanks to cheeky instruction manual ...and more »

Facebook Frees Its VR Camera to Push 360 Video Everywhere - WIRED

One day, people will capture 360-degree, three-dimensional video of whatever they're seeing, wherever they are, and they'll stream it across the Internet—live. We'll immerse ourselves in the virtual reality of their experiences as they experience them.and more »

This is Facebook's brilliant master plan to be the biggest thing in movies since 'Terminator 2' - Business Insider

We're already starting to see a little of the future that Facebook is envisioning: In June 2016, Facebook added a feature to let you take and upload 360-degree photos, paving the way towards our VR future. But Facebook has grander ambitions, as it ...and more »

Facebook Releases Open Source Software For Its Surround 360 Camera - Popular Science

From the day that Facebook announced its 360-degree camera, the Surround 360, it promised that the project would be open source. Today, they delivered -- sort of. The Surround 360 camera, which was announced in April, is not and will not be ...and more »

Inside Facebook's $30000 Surround 360 Camera Project - Fast Company

Stapled to the wall outside a lab near Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters are 15 slips of paper, the pride of the team behind the company's open-source 360 degree 3D camera project. advertisement ...and more »

For only $30000 you can build Facebook's new camera to film 360-degree videos - Recode

Facebook needs more video content, especially video content that looks cool in virtual reality. The future success of its VR headset, the Oculus Rift, depends on it. Why would you pay for VR technology if there weren't a lot of good games or video to ...and more »

Facebook makes good on promise to open-source its 360-degree camera - Digital Trends

Facebook has finally released all the details on its Surround 360 camera, which the company announced at the F8 conference in April. Planned from the start to be open source, it took some time before Facebook was ready to provide everything to the ...and more »

Facebook is making public how to build its surround camera so that anyone can replicate the process - Quartz

Facebook already thinks its future will be all video but can it be all 360-degree video? In November 2015, Mark Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page mobile 360 video taken by an ABC news crew in North Korea. He wrote, “We think people will share a ...and more »

A closer look at Facebook's open source Surround 360 camera array - Newsshooter (press release) (blog)

Facebook's move into 360° video continues, this time by making the technology it has been working on open source via GitHub. It's an interesting development, and follows the company's approach to their data centre hardware and even the code that is ...and more »