Nokia OZO is a VR Camera designed for filmmakers

If you have seen some of the interactive trailers around YouTube lately then you might want to get ready for more as Nokia has a brand new toy.

Last week Nokia teased an announcement which got many people thinking it had something to do with virtual reality. It turns out that this is indeed the case as Nokia have announced the Nokia OZO, but it’s not a headset mind you, but rather a virtual reality camera designed for film makers and the like who want to create virtual reality content.

The device is, at first glance, a rather odd looking bit of technology as it resembles more of a football than anything else. Inside the OZO however is a vast amount of technology that really does make the little ball stand out. The description of the OZO from Nokia reads:

“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.”

The hardware of the OZO means that those looking to capture virtual reality content with both audio and video together and from eight different angles will be able to do just that. Of course at the moment there is no word on what specification the cameras themselves are so no clue as to what resolution you will be capturing in.

The Nokia OZO is aiming for a release later this year with the full specifications and pricing being announced in the coming days and weeks. For more information on the OZO head over to the OZO website and have a look for yourself. It will be interesting to see how this little device of Nokia’s performances out in the field.

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