GoPro teases 360-degree shooting camera rig dubbed Omini
GoPro has just announced its virtual reality camera rig dubbed Omini which houses 6 Hero4 Black cameras on each side to capture 360 degree footage in one go. The company has already shown their 360-degree shooting capabilities with the Odyssey rig which has 16 Hero4 Black cameras and costs a massive $15,000. Now with the Omini, GoPro wants to bring affordable 360-degree shooting to the consumers. Dare I say affordable as the rig plus cameras is going to cost anywhere in the region of $2,500 – $3,000 which is also a steep price tag. Although GoPro hasn’t yet officially revealed the price tag we are soon going to have that detail once they showcase it at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas from April 18-21.
When compared to Odyssey which records in 3D, the Omini rig is not going to do so, rather it will stich the photos at pixel level without any flaws. That GoPro has to ensure considering some other similar rigs for 360-degree photography. There are no more details on Omini rig as of now, but we’ll have something coming up leading to NAB.