In order to get more people watching and creating VR content in the Ness Feed and on Oculus, Facebook has today unveiled a new virtual reality camera, called the Surround 360.
It is a 17-lens 3D VR camera that looks similar to what Nokia unveils, but a little more triangular.
It is also said to require almost zero post-production work, but strangely Facebook won’t be selling it, instead they will be providing hardware designs and video stitching algorithms on Github.
You will have to build it and buy the parts separately, which costs around $30,000 in total
That said, it is possible that this idea could be used by another manufacturer.
It will have 17 4-megapixel lenses for 4K, 6K and 8K video shooting, and is capable of shooting 30-gigabits of video per second, saving it to a hard drive over a USB connection.
It has been designed with an aluminum casing and is said to be able to survive tough conditions, whilst being able to be disassembled and reassembled quickly according to Facebook.