Finnish tech company Nokia have been making inroads to virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video with its professional-grade Nokia OZO camera and associated software. The company will be demonstrating new new features of OZO at the IBC in Amsterdam later this month.
Nokia announced in June that OZO Live and OZO Creator would both now come with native support for Windows, allowing OZO to be a multi-platform tool for VR content creators. Broadcasters can also take advantage of a free version of OZOLive without watermarks to test some of the features available on the platform.
New features coming to OZO Live include:
- Spatial Audio Mixing – users will be able to position audio sources within 3D space to offer more immersive soundscapes. Audio over IP is supported for the Dante and ALSA soundcards.
- 4K-per-eye Stereo over SDI – Instead of 4K being spilt over both eyes, each eye gets its own full-resolution 4K image.
- Multi-mode Monitoring – Node discovery allows all OZOLive devices on the same network to be identified and switched to from a single page, allowing users to utilise OZO devices like a traditional multi-camera setup.
Representatives from Nokia will be participating in sevral VR and 360-degree video topics at IBC 2017, such as Best Practices for Live 360 Broadcasting and Developing the Cinematic VR experience.
Attendees at IBC 2017 can find out more by visiting the Nokia booth in Hall 10, stand D26. Further information on IBC 2017 is available at the official website.
VRFocus will continue to report on new developments in VR and 360-degree video hardware.