Friday 20 July 2018

GoPro launches virtual reality channel


Daniel Anderson

Action camera company GoPro has been heavily investing in virtual reality and their latest launch will show off VR content in a video channel

GoPro has a new channel that's about to launch which is all about virtual reality.

GoPro VR arrives on the 18th of April and is a way to bring together a large feed of 360 degree enabled videos for users to enjoy and also contribute to. The site seems to be a rebranded version of Kolor Eyes which GoPro snapped up in 2015, presumably as a way to inherit VR content.

The site at currently shows a redirect from Kolor Eyes but that's set to change by the end of the day. It will be further supported by Android and iOS apps and initially stocked with professionally shot and edited videos from GoPros pool of action-ready folk.

Of course there will be more content to share and get involved with as the format increases in popularity, and GoPro naturally wants to help with that too. They've confirmed the pricing for one of the most affordable 360 degree video rigs around at $5000 for the Omni set.

This makes up six GoPro Hero 4 Black cameras which are synced and arrayed in a hardware rig to cover every possible angle. The cost also includes elements like memory cards as well as all the software and hardware needed to get you up and running. Considering the cost of the cameras alone it's a fairly low price to pay, though not many hobbyists are going to be able to get on board at that cost.

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