B&H is proud to announce the introduction of an exciting new player in the world of VR, the Orah 4i Live Spherical VR Camera. Created by the VR wizards at VideoStitch, the 4i makes capturing ultra-high-definition VR video a snap. It consists of two units, a camera and a stitching box, which work in concert to record, stitch, and process VR audio and video fast enough for live streaming to viewers across the globe.
The camera itself is diminutive, measuring about three inches on each side. Inside its anodized, precipitation-hardened aluminum body lie four Sony EXMOR sensors and four eight-element multi-coated f2.0 fisheye lenses that feed 4K video to a pair of Ambarella video processors. The feed is sent via Ethernet to the stitching box, which harnesses the power of an Intel® CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GPU to remove seam lines, artifacts, and gaps. From there, it can be stored on an internal 120GB SSD or streamed live to users’ VR headsets.
B&H is now taking pre-orders for this new device, ahead of a large-scale launch to the general public planned for later this year. It is available at a special introductory price of $1,795 until April 30th, when the price will increase to $3,595.