What it is:
At F8, Facebook revealed a durable, super-portable, 17-lens 3D VR camera called the Surround 360 that's specifically designed to capture high-resolution footage (up to 8K) while dramatically simplifying and optimizing post-production work. What's more, according to TechCrunch, Facebook will open source the hardware designs and video stitching algorithm on GitHub.
Why it's important:
By building a world-class camera and then open-sourcing every bit of its design, Facebook is positioned to dramatically accelerate the pace of VR and 360 adoption and content creation.
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