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This article was published on November 12, 2014


Samsung introduces 3D capturing Project Beyond camera for Gear VR

Samsung introduces 3D capturing Project Beyond camera for Gear VR
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Samsung announced a camera that, while not for sale, will be used to create content for the upcoming Gear VR. The new camera captures full 360-degree 3D images and video.

The hockey-puck shaped Project Beyond camera is a companion piece of hardware for the Samsung Gear VR headset. The camera capture 3D images at one gigapixel a second. The camera uses stereoscopic interleaved capture and 3D-aware stitching technology to achieve this.

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It’s also helped by the being packed with an array of ultra wide-angle cameras.

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Project Beyond cameras will be placed in various destinations around the world so Gear VR users can check out new places without leaving their comfy couches.

For anyone that wants a Gear VR headset, you can pre-register now and the headgear will go on sale in December.