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Facebook Surround 360 camera shoots 8K videoAt the F8 developers conference in San Francisco, Facebook unveiled a 360 degree camera with 17 lenses that can output video at up to 8K resolution.
[MUSIC] It seems that absolutely everybody is getting into the business of 360 degree video including Facebook. This is the Facebook surround 360 that was announced at the SA developers conference in San Francisco. Now this flying social like camera has 17 camera Built in. There are a couple of [UNKNOWN] lenses at the top and the bottom. You want to get into the tech specs, let's get geeky, they are seven millimeter lenses, f 2.4. And when the footage is stitched together, it can produce an output up to 8k resolution. These cameras are using what is called a global shutter rather than a rolling shutter, so that will hopefully remove all of those artifacts created When the shutter is opening and closing. All of this camera technology does not come cheap. However, Facebook is not actually getting into the camera business, they're gonna make all of this open source, available on GitHub for people to play around with. If you wanted to put this entire kid together, it costs around $30,000. The video is available to be viewed on a whole bunch of different Facebook platforms like Facebook 360 video, [UNKNOWN] and oculus. But of course it's [UNKNOWN] regular 360 video for any other platform too. That's so gonna be available towards the end of this year. And this is the Facebook surround 360 unveiled at the FA developers conference. [MUSIC]