The much anticipated Orah 4i 360° video camera is finally shipping in the USA. The camera is capable of high quality live streaming and is somewhat reasonably priced at $3595, in comparison to some of it’s much pricier competition.
The camera’s release coincides with yesterday’s official announcement from Facebook, that they are rolling out live 360 video as well as the recent announcement from YouTube about 4k 360° live streaming support. Lot’s of live 360 news this month, so stay tuned.
Here’s the official press release from Orah:
Press Release – Santa Clara, Calif. – December 12th, 2016 – Orah 4i is the first camera custom-designed for live streaming events in Virtual Reality. It has broadcasted high-profile events such as Sony Crackle’s red-carpet premiere of “The Art of More”, the French Open and the Google I/O conference this year. Now, Orah 4i is officially shipping in the US, promising many more live VR experiences for consumers.
2016 has often been predicted to be the year in which Virtual Reality takes off and reaches the consumer market. And while affordable VR glasses have found their way to the masses, there is still an essential part missing: High-quality content to watch. “The main reason is that producing VR content is often complicated, time-consuming and expensive,” explains Nicolas Burtey, CEO and founder of Orah “With Orah 4i we aim to change this by offering a solution that makes VR content creation easier, quicker and more affordable for professionals.”
Orah 4i is the first all-in-one VR camera capable of capturing and streaming high-quality 360 video in real-time with the push of a button. It renders professional image quality, possesses incorporated 3D sound capabilities and is directly integrated with YouTube. This way anybody can set up the camera, log in to the web app and stream live in 360. No additional editing and no further equipment is needed.
The camera can be set up anywhere – on the red carpet with the stars at a movie premiere, on stage with the band at a concert or right next to the field at a sports match. Thereby Orah 4i offers the audience a whole new viewing experience, at the heart of the action, with an ability to choose their own perspective on the event.
Orah 4i is available for $3,595 US on www.orah.co.
Orah is a leader in virtual reality solutions. Founded in 2012 under the name VideoStitch the company quickly established itself as a major provider of high quality live and postproduction 360° video creation software. With Orah 4i it entered the hardware market in 2016, offering the first all-in-one 4K camera designed for VR live streaming.
Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.