GoPro VR Is Officially Launched And Aims To Take On YouTube Immediately

Omar Sohail
Posted Apr 25, 2016
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GoPro, the purveyor of the finest action cameras you will come across has launched its own VR platform called GoPro VR. While the name is not shocking at all, the corporation aims to take on another video streaming platform through its own brand of decorated action cameras.

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GoPro VR App Is Officially Available For iOS And ANDROID (Direct Links Available) – The New Website Aims To Take On YouTube

While GoPro VR aims to bring a ton of virtual reality content to thousands of action camera and of course smartphone users, primarily, the firm has officially launched the website in order to promote its Omni, a synchronized 6-camera array designed to produce VR content. GoPro Omni currently carries a pre-order price of $5,000, which is not something for the faint hearted, but we suppose that if you want to make compelling content that will actually allow users to immerse, then it will definitely cost you.

GoPro VR has been made to not only promote the company’s Omni, but also to take on Google’s YouTube. Google has made an array of action cameras compatible with YouTube in order to deliver VR content to the masses. This is not the first time that the company has dived into VR content. The last time this happened, GoPro unveiled its $15,000 camera, but due to its price tag, it was definitely something that regular users and average content producers could not afford.

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With the $5,000 Omni, the price tag will attract a boatload of filmmakers and content producers, particularly those who continue to upload their unique swath of videos on YouTube. The technical specifications of GoPro Omni have been listed below:

Individual Camera Resolution/Frame Rate (Spherical Resolution)

  • 2.7K 4:3 / 30 fps (7940×3970)
  • 2.7K 4:3 / 25 fps (7940×3970)
  • 1440p / 60 fps (5638×2819)
  • 1440p / 50 fps (5638×2819)

Video Format

  • H.264 codec, .mp4 file format, 45Mb/s (Protune 60Mb/s)

Audio Format

  • 48kHz, raw PCM

Media

  • 6x MicroSD cards

Connectivity/Control

  • 6x mini-USB connections for camera charging and offload
  • 1x Smart Remote for remote control

Software

  • Kolor software apps, Autopano Video Pro and Autopano Giga
  • Omni-specific array camera firmware

The official app of GoPro VR is available for both iOS and Android. Sadly, a dedicated application is not available for Windows 10 Mobile because the company announced that it was dropping support for this mobile platform. Try out the app and tell us what you thought of GoPro’s progress with this.

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