Google has announced its first commercially available virtual reality (VR) camera, the Yi Halo. This is a joint venture of the Google with the Yi Technology and the company stresses that the Yi Halo 360-degree VR camera is the second camera based on Jump, a VR technology product from Google for professional productions.
The company revealed its Yi Halo VR camera at NAB 2017 event in Las Vegas. The Yi Halo is simple to use, gives creators the control and flexibility to explore, and works seamlessly with the Jump Assembler. It has 17 4K unit action cameras, including an optimally-placed Up camera, to capture immersive scenes that transport viewers.
The Yi Halo 360-Degree VR Camera weighs around 3.5 kg, and it can be easily transported at most of places, it can capture 8K by 8K stereoscopic 360-degree VR video footage at 30 frames per second, or 6K by 6K at 60fps, and its internal battery lasts for 100 minutes. It can be controlled via your smartphone using its official Yi Halo Android app, use your device will act as a remote control and features a live preview tool, with the device also featuring a small screen with the status of each camera, battery life, and other stats.
Yi Halo price is not for everyone, around $16,999, and it will go on sale this fall, with units available today to select creators.