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10th May, 2016

Periscope will add DJI drone streaming and broadcast saving soon

By Roberto Baldwin

The livestreaming service will also support topic and title search.

Today Periscope announced that later this week it will be implementing support for live streaming from DJI drones via iPhones and that it will soon start saving all videos by default. The Twitter-owned service also said that users will be able to search for broadcasts based on topic hashtags like #Travel, #Music and #Food. It will also launch special topics like “GoPros and Drones” and “First Scope.”

The drone feature will work just like broadcasting from a GoPro — a feature that was introduced back in January. Users will be able to switch on the fly from [...]

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27th April, 2016

Giroptic’s 360-degree waterproof camera starts shipping

By Roberto Baldwin

360 video is much better, down where it’s wetter.

With the tech world suddenly going nuts for 360-degree video, Giropticmay have picked the perfect time to start shipping its 360cam to backers and anyone who preordered the camera. The waterproof camera will available to for everyone else to buy May 24 for $500.

The camera uses three fisheye lenses to cover its orb of video or photo and is waterproof up to 30 feet. It delivers 2k video and 4k images that are stitched together by the hardware before being transferred to your smartphone and saved on the microSD card.

The pear-shaped camera launches with optional accessories. A lightbulb bulb [...]

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26th April, 2016

Disney forges a deal to use Nokia’s VR camera

By Jon Fingas

The media giant will use Ozo to make its 360-degree experiences.

Nokia’s Ozo virtual reality camera might have been a big gamble for a company best known for its former cellphone business, but it appears that this roll of the dice is paying off. Disney has struck a deal with Nokia to create VR “experiences” using the Ozo camera. Don’t expect feature-length movies, at least not yet. This is more about making complements to those movies, such as the 360-degree cast interview for The Jungle Book.

The deal isn’t entirely surprising. Nokia is one of the few companies building VR cameras specifically for pros, and what alternatives [...]

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20th April, 2016

Nokia’s Ozo camera now broadcasts live VR

By Jon Fingas

Virtual reality streaming and TV just became much more practical.

Now that live virtual reality is hitting the mainstream, you need a camera to make it happen, don’t you? Nokia is happy to help. It’s creating a live VR broadcasting option for its Ozo camera that will show 360-degree video as it happens, complete with spatial audio. You aren’t likely to use this yourself when it costs about $60,000 to get an Ozo, but it’ll be a big deal for streaming providers and other broadcasters that want to experiment with VR. It’ll reach a handful of partners in the spring, and should be widely available this summer.

Nokia is making it [...]

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