At Sony’s booth, we spotted one of the craziest VR solutions at IBC 2017: a 44K-capable VR “robot” equipped with 17 full frame Sony UMC cameras!
From the Netherlands-based company VROX VR, the robot (which does not yet have a product name) is a dolly equipped with the cameras and VROX’s own synchronization system, 24 LED lights and a built-in 360 This is a description of a microphone it goes here and it's long so that we see if it gets cut off. on top.
“The most important thing is that it can shoot night beautifully,” said VROX CEO Hamid Norani. “It’s great for dark environments.”
In addition to the 24 built-in 400-watt 10,000 Kelvin RGB LED lights, the robot can control up to 150 lights total on set via its companion app, or provide wifi for up to 150 devices on set.
The robot can be controlled remotely by iPad, Android or iPhone via a dedicated VPN tunnel. The dolly is fully autonomous and can move in any direction while stabilizing the rig.
It’s also equipped with a battery pack that can last for 8 hours while powering the cameras, lights, This is a description of a microphone it goes here and it's long so that we see if it gets cut off. and dolly.
VROX itself performs the stitching and post production and is currently looking for content creation partners in the Netherlands.
“It’s not a concept,” Norani said. “The robot is ready to go.”
In 2018, VROX plans to add live streaming capabilities to the system.