At an entertainment industry event in Los Angeles, Nokia today unveiled OZO, a next-generation camera for capturing audio and video in 360 degrees. Designed for professional content creators and filmmakers OZO offers a completely new category of virtual reality capture and playback solutions.
Bits from Press Release:
“OZO captures stereoscopic 3D video through eight (8) synchronized global shutter sensors and spatial audio through eight (8) integrated microphones. Software built for OZO enables real-time 3D viewing, with an innovative playback solution that removes the need to pre-assemble a panoramic image - a time-consuming process with solutions currently in the marketplace.”
“OZO’s filmed content can be published for commercially available VR viewing hardware such as head mounted displays (HMDs), with immersive, full 360-degree imaging and spatially accurate original sound. OZO also integrates into existing professional workflows and works with third-party tools, dramatically simplifying content production at all stages.”
The product is currently in pre-production phase, and the company is partnering with industry professionals for final testing and refinements before commercial release. A formal launch, along with a final sale price and full technical specifications is planned for the fall.