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Sennheiser and Sphericam Join Forces To Produce New VR Camera

Upcoming high-end VR camera will be capable of 3D audio capture and 4K video recording.

Sennheiser are one of the most well-known and popular producers of headphones and audio equipment in the world. The company have recently announced a partnership with 360-degree camera manufacturers Sphericam to create a new high-end virtual reality (VR) video and audio capture system.

Sphericam and Sennheiser have been working together from some months to produce a system called AMBEO for VR, a purpose built high-end VR video and audio capture system that can capture 4 x 4K video at 60fps along with high fidelity 3D audio. The unit will have on-camera controls and instant HD preview capability.

“Our goal is to deliver the highest quality 360º video capture on the market and in Sennheiser we found a partner who shares our values in the audio space. We are thrilled to bring the best of both worlds together to help production groups offer the highest fidelity immersion to their audiences” says Jeffrey Martin, CEO of Sphericam.

“The future of audio is in immersive sound experience, and perhaps this is nowhere more apparent than in the field of VR,” said Véronique Larcher, co-director AMBEO at Sennheiser. “With the launch of the AMBEO VR Mic last year we have provided an easy-to-use tool for 3D audio productions, while our AMBEO Blueprints website provides ample information on recording and mixing 3D audio. Now our new partnership program helps content creators to design the full VR experience with ease.”

A price point and release date for the product has not yet been confirmed.

VRFocus will bring you further news on the AMBEO for VR project as it becomes available.

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