Samsung unveiled Project Beyond, a 360º camera that shoots in 3D at its second annual developer conference. The idea behind this project is to offer a realistic virtual reality experience to its Gear VR users.
With Project Beyond, the Gear VR will become a gateway to an ever-increasing pool of content that allows users to instantly teleport to places and events they always wanted to see. It frees the users of Gear VR from the limitations and rigours of physical travel, while providing a realistic experience that brings the nuances of an environment to the comfort of the living room.
The camera itself uses stereoscopic interleaved capture and 3D-aware stitching technology to capture the scene just like the human eye. It can stream real time events, as well as storing the data for future viewing.
Check out our 360º walkaround of the device below.
Samsung says the device it showcased is just the first operational version, and “just a taste of what the final system it is working on will be capable of.”