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Orah 4i Makes Live VR Possible

Live VR

VR as a platform is gaining momentum and popularity thanks to the availability of VR related hardware like head­ mounted displays, controllers, and sensors. Yet it will only become successful and gain broad appeal with high-quality content and the tools necessary for the production of high-quality content.

Live VR

VideoStitch is the developer known for its 360° VR video production software. In April, the company launched the all-in-one Orah 4i which is a high-quality 4k, 360° camera that makes live VR not only possible but simple.

In a recent press release Nicolas Burtey, CEO and founder of VideoStitch was quoted saying, “Until today, a live VR video production workflow relied on an array of small cameras put together on a holder. Videographers then dealt with multiple cables, power supplies and a variety of small hardware components. Orah removes these inefficiencies and numerous points of failure and lets them focus on what really matters to them for creating compelling content,” He continued on to say, “We have developed a solution that streams 4K resolution live virtual reality video to headsets–all with the push of a button.”

Live VRThe Orah 4i also provides ambisonic 3D sound capture capabilities that enable the viewer of the content to locate the origin of the sound source with a VR headset. The result is a feeling of total immersion taking the VR experience to a remarkable new level.

Technical Specifications and Key Features of the ORAH 4i

Max live output resolution
 4K @ 30 fps
Output video options
  • Broadcast live video in real-time to any CDN
  • Record sources and/or output video to SD card
Output sound format
4-Channel Ambisonic @ B-Format

CAMERA SPECS

  • Video Processor
    2 x Ambarella™ processor
    Image Sensor
    4 x Sony EXMOR™
    Lens
    Fisheye 4 x f2.0 fisheye 8-Layer MC Glass
    Camera exposure
    Automatic exposure
    White balance
    Automatic white balance
    Synchronization between sensors
    Hardware synchronization
    Video resolution for each of the 4 lenses

    2048 x 1536 pixels

    Capture framerate
    30 fps
    Body Construction
    Anodized Precipitation-Hardened Aluminum
    Heat dissipation
    Thermal pad allows high heat dissipation for long video streaming sessions
    Microphone
    4x High dynamic range microphone
    Power
    48V over POE
    Camera Dimensions & Weight
    • 80 x 70 x 65 mm
    • 3.1 x 2.7 x 2.5 inches
    • 17 oz

    Live processing unit (Stitching box)

    Live output Resolution (pixels)

    4K @ 30fps

    Max post produced output resolution (pixels)

    4800 x 2400

    Output Projection

    Equirectangular*

    * Other standard formats (cubical…) will be added in the near future

    Output FOV
    360° full spherical
    Audio Format
    4-Channel Ambisonic @ B-Format
    Audio channel
    • Microphone from the camera
    • 3.5 mm Jack to use an external microphone
    Video Format
    H264 High, Main or Baseline profile
    Video bitrate
    From 5 to 25 Mbps
    Output protocol
    • RTMP to broadcast to server
    • HLS for Smartphone, Cardboard, GearVR
    • File format to save the inputs/outputs to disk
    Video framerate output
    30 fps
    Dimensions & Weight
    10.8 x 5.1 x 10.4 inches / 27.4 x 13 x 26.4cm 6 pounds
    Power
    110 / 220V connected on a power outlet

Check out this video demo of the Orah 4i

With an MSRP $3,595 the Orah 4i is intended for the serious professional. But for a limited time, you can Pre-order the Orah 4i for $1,795 USD.

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