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Facebook Unveils Open-Source 360-degree VR Camera

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April 12, 2016 - Facebook introduced a new 360°, 3D virtual reality camera designed by the social network at its developer conference in San Francisco. Shaped like a UFO, The 17-camera rig is actually just a prototype, and “we’re not going to sell the camera,” said Chris Cox, Facebook’s Chief Product Officer. The camera is quite large and fits on a set of wheels. 14 wide-angle cameras are bolted onto the flying saucer, 1 fish-eye camera on top and 2 more on the bottom. This allows capturing the surroundings without showing the pole holding up the camera, a common problem here in...

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