Nokia OZO Camera
Virtual reality might be the future of video, but at present, creating VR content can be prohibitively difficult. Nokia is aiming to make the process easier with Ozo, the first commercially available VR camera. The orb-shaped Ozo features eight synchronized global shutter cameras to capture 360-degree video, while its eight microphones record 3-D audio, so viewers can also hear their surroundings. Where the Ozo really excels is in its live-monitoring capability, which allows filmmakers to view footage in real time on a VR headset, and rapid playback feature, which produces a low-resolution version of the video in minutes rather than the usual hours.
Virtually a reality. OZO is coming this fall.
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.