Having launched the 180° Panoramic-4K plug-and-play video camera system, PanaCast 2, back in 2016, Altia Systems has now announced PanaCast Live, a professional video system that’s designed to be fully integrated and portable.
The PanaCast Live system features six 13 megapixel cameras with onboard real-time processing to synchronize, stitch and optimise the video streams at 2,358 megapixels per second. This produces a 180° 4K 3D video stream at 60 frames per second, output via the 12G SDI interface, with audio inputs integrated as well.
“The industry-first system is designed for both indoor and outdoor use,” said Yashket Gupta, Director of Engineering for Camera Systems Development at Altia Systems in a statement. “The system’s output can be used for live streaming or to create recorded content for sharing via platforms such as Facebook and YouTube.”
Intel Sports has been using Altia Systems’ PanaCast Live in conjunction with its Intel True VR technology to record sports events since January. This has enabled the Intel team to deliver content to fans around the world, so consumers can live stream various sporting events via the Intel True VR app for Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream.
“We are committed to delivering a compelling VR experience bringing fans closer to the action,” said Jayaram Sankar, CTO of the Intel Sports group. “The new PanaCast Live system from Altia Systems provides us with the ability to provide unprecedented angles to watch and engage with the major sports events we broadcast.”
“The PanaCast Live system captures 180° video in crisp 4K 3D, enabling fans using the Intel True VR service to get up close and personal with athletes at the major sporting events being broadcast live. It provides a truly immersive experience for consumers that mimics attending the event live, ensuring they don’t miss a beat,” said Aurangzeb Khan, President and CEO at Altia Systems. “We are delighted to collaborate with the Intel Sports team to deliver an engaging, immersive experience for fans.”
PanaCast Live will be shown at the Altia Systems booth at Intel Capital Global Summit, taking place this week between 8th-10th May, 2018 in Palm Springs, California. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.