Samsung's annual developer conference in San Francisco commenced on November 11 and it started with a pretty calm tone. However, the day 2 was far more intense and instilled more excitement to the attendees at large.
The company showcased a number of devices, projects and along with these it also opened up a number of avenues for developers to enter into the software developing arena for Samsung.
One of the most conspicuous hardware that saw the light of the day on the second day of the developer conference was involved in a mission, which Samsung calls 'Project Beyond.'
Pranav Mistry, Vice President of Research and head of the Think Tank Team at Samsung introduced the Project Beyond and revealed the designed of the device which would exclusively capture 360 degree videos. Obviously, this hints us how it would help! Yes, the new device would be utilized on the upcoming Gear VR virtual reality headset.
The device as a whole actually contains about 16 side cameras with ultra-wide angle lenses, which have the ability to capture video footage at the rate of one giga-pixel per second. In other words, it's a 360-degree camera module that captures everything around it in 3D mode. It captures a gigapixel of 3D footage every second, and can stream that footage back to someone wearing Samsung's Gear VR headset, essentially transporting them into that world. Pranav Mistry says that Beyond is a "new kind of camera that gives a new kind of immersive experience."
Furthermore, there's a camera on the top of the Project Beyond camera and it captures all the overhead shots. However, if you thing that it is something like a GoPro camera which is getting popular these days, you would be profoundly wrong. It's designed to be static. So Samsung will either have the option of tripod of some sort or something that will make it stable to let it capture the visuals around it.
Unfortunately, Samsung revealed minimal details on the product and questions like 'targeted customers?' and 'availability?' are still on the vague side than vivid.
With inputs from Akansha Srivastava