GoPro has announced a new camera called Fusion, designed for capturing 360-degree spherical videos. GoPro Fusion is 5.2K spherical camera can be used for virtual reality content as well as conventional non-VR videos and images.
As of now, there are very little details has been published, and image released by GoPro is clearly carefully composed to reveal more about the camera’s intended use rather than specifics about the camera. It is compatible with a broad range of GoPro’s mounts and handheld accessories.
Although the official page of the device is no longer accessible, but the company has released few details, saying that Fusion will be able to record 360-degree video at 5.2K 30 fps, and will have a new mode called Overcapture, through which you can crop a standard video from a spherical recording. The idea of GoPro is substantially to provide a powerful 360-degree video recording which recommences everything, will then be the user to decide later which shots to keep and improve.
GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman said,
“Fusion is just that, the ability to capture every angle simultaneously, as though you had six GoPro cameras fused into one. Whether filming for VR or traditional fixed-perspective content, Fusion represents the state-of-the-art in versatile spherical capture.”
A very interesting concept, GoPro is opening a beta program this summer, through which some lucky content creators get the chance to hands-on GoPro Fusion and thus help the company to improve its performance or defects any issues before its official release on the market, and its pricing and other specifications will be provided at launch.