GoPro’s six-camera 360-degree rig is finally ready to ship

Four months after unveiling its six-camera Omni VR rig, GoPro has confirmed it’ll launch the kit in just a few days.
While its $5,000 price tag makes it a very expensive toy for regular consumers, the Omni is likely to attract the attention of budget-conscious pro filmmakers looking to get into 360-degree video without breaking the bank.
The Omni, which starts shipping on August 17, consists of an aluminum cube-shaped rig fitted with six Hero4 Black action cameras which together offer 360-degree video at a final resolution of up to 8K.
With so many cameras involved, GoPro’s contraption may sound like more hassle than it’s worth. But the California-based company knew better than to build something that would infuriate more than facilitate. Indeed, thanks to the rig’s built-in synchronization technology, its final design offers seamless operation where, for example, the settings on one camera automatically transfer to the others, effectively creating a single unit.
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