Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Facebook To Unveil Their 3D Camera At F8

Have you seen Facebook's 3D camera?

It will be unveiled at F8 conference.It captures two hours of 360 degree video, but Facebook "doesn't want to be in the camera business"—so it's all open source.

One of the highlights of Facebook's F8 conference on Tuesday was its unveiling of a 360-degree video camera and software system.

 The camera, which will cost at least $25,000 to build, includes 17 different capture devices that are synchronized, and can record two hours of 360-degree video at up to 60 frames per second, as much as 8k per eye.

Facebook is also releasing software that stitches the footage together seamlessly.
Both the hardware and software, as well as the stitching code, are open source projects. Developers will have access to the system on GitHub starting this summer.

 Facebook is open-sourcing the camera to "accelerate the growth of the 3-D-360 ecosystem—developers can leverage the designs and code, and content creators can use the camera in their productions," said Chris Cox, Facebook's chief product officer.

This is amazing.Isn't it?What is your take on that? Your comment is welcome.