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NAB: New 360º Camera: Yi 360 VR @ $399, & ..4405

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Imagine: Yi 360 VR

Hi All,

Two new 360º cameras announced this week at NABSHOW (22-27 April 2017) in Las Vegas.

According to The Verge (24 April 2017) - in its article titled, "This is Google Jump’s next-generation VR camera rig: Plus a promising new 360-degree consumer camera from Yi Technology" ...

The $399 Yi 360 VR is another example of this overarching strategy. It can capture 360-degree video at 30 frames per second in 5.7K resolution, slightly edging out the 5.2K resolution of Fusion, the spherical camera GoPro announced last week. (That’s also higher resolution than other leading consumer 360-degree cameras like the Nikon KeyMission 360 or the Samsung Gear 360.)

But while GoPro was thin on details for the Fusion, Yi showed up at NAB ready with specs for its announcement. The Yi 360 VR uses a pair of overlapping 220-degree lenses, two 12-megapixel Sony IMX377 sensors, and an Ambarella processing chip to stitch the footage together in-camera. It can also live stream 2.5K footage at 30 frames per second over Wi-Fi. Users should expect about an hour of battery life.

The Yi Halo is a $16,999 17-camera monster capable of shooting stereoscopic video in 8K resolution at 30 frames per second, or 5.8K at 60 frames per second. It was built to work with Jump, which is a high-end VR creation platform that Google launched in 2015. The core idea of Jump is to encourage VR filmmaking by removing some of the biggest barriers. Google provides general blueprints for the ringed camera rig as well as server space for stitching all the high-resolution imagery together, and then gets to kick back while hardware companies and filmmakers create content to fill its budding Daydream VR platform.


It's exciting to see so many 360º spherical cameras entering the market ...

I could imagine Yi Technology is one of the companies presenting at the Google Street View Summit in Tokyo 10-11 May 2017. Let me know if you have questions you would like me to ask them ...

What do you think?



Source: The Verge

Imagine: Yi Halo is a $16,999 17-camera
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I am looking forward to learning more about Yi's under $400 360º camera solution to see how it fits in the ecosystem.

From the specs, it looks like it may be the best resolution 360º camera solution for the money.

Yi is one of the 19 companies presenting at the Google Street View Summit.

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