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A Camera That Can Live-Stream In VR Expected This Summer

The live-stream VR camera from VideoStitch, the Orah 4i, is to go on pre-order in April for $1,800 with price rising incrementally to $3,600 by the end of the month.

The latest Virtual Reality offering comes from the VideoStitch team, and can possibly help high-end consumers and businesses enter the world of live-streaming VR without (entirely) breaking the bank.

So far there have been cheaper options for creating 360-degree video as well as professional options which you can find in the gallery below:

For those looking for an in-between-er, the Orah 4i aims to fill the gap. Another perk in having the Orah 4i is the capability of live-streaming this 360° video.

VideoStitch is already in charge of providing the software to the aforementioned cameras. The 4i utilizes the same technology but it stitches the frames on the fly, allowing for minimal delay in streaming of around 30 seconds, without the need for post production.

The camera itself is smaller than most of the competition, but it does require the user to connect an external “Stitching-Box”, with the single purpose of stitching the 360 video.

Camera Specs –

  • 4K camera
  • 4 fisheye 8-layer f2.0 lenses
  • 4 Sony Exmore sensors
  • 4 Mics for 4-channel Ambisonic sound
  • Measurements: 3.1 x 2.7 x 2.5
  • Weight 17 ounces (482 grams)

Stitching-Box –

  • Intel CPU
  • Geforce GPU
  • 120GB SSD
  • Four USB 3.0 ports
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • Dual Gigabit LAN
  • WiFi 802.11 ac/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0.

“We’re not targeting Hollywood with this,” said Doornink, VP of Strategic Partnerships at VideoStitch. “Neither are we for the consumer. We are in the middle. This is for the prosumer, for professionals who want to livestream video.” For example, you could live-stream 360° videos from events like weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, sport events and of course concerts, without needing a multi-person crew. “It’s the DSLR of 360 cameras, but with live streaming too,” says Doornink.

If you decide to adopt early you get a hugely discounted price of $1,800, before it rises incrementally to $3,600 at the end of the early adoption period on April 30.

Are you planning to adopt early or wait a while before delving into this tech?
Let us know in the comments!


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