An interview from the 2016 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Andrew Ng of Teradek. Teradek, LLC a Vitec Group brand, manufactures groundbreaking wireless video devices for remote video capture, live ENG backhaul, real-time monitoring, proxy recording and webcasting. For complex IP video workflows, Teradek's cloud-based workflow management platform provides a powerful option for remotely managing a fleet of Teradek encoders in real-time from anywhere in the world. In this interview Andrew talks with us about the release of Sphere, a revolutionary new product for the 360º-video production market. Sphere offers real-time monitoring and live streaming of panoramic video content-in high definition.
Sphere is a unique combination of hardware and software featuring a patent-pending video processing platform for iOS and OSX. By dynamically adjusting each camera’s white balance, tint, exposure and lens distortion in real-time, Sphere is able to display and stream a consistent panoramic video.
Sphere’s hardware interface features four HDMI inputs and a built-in H.264 encoder that can encode up to 10Mbps, providing a realistic 360º-video experience. When connected via Ethernet to a wireless access point, Sphere streams in real-time to Apple laptops and iOS devices where users can record or view the live 4K (4x1080p) content in 3 different ways:
Perspective Mode -- Maneuver your iOS device in any direction to explore your 360º-video content as it is being shot. As you move your iOS device, the camera feed moves with it, showing you footage from any angle in which you point your tablet or smartphone.
Panoramic Mode -- Pan and zoom across all 4 video feeds stitched together into a panorama.
Headset Mode -- Experience your live 360º content as it was intended for your audience.
For remote viewing, the Sphere app can be used to live stream to any compatible 360º online video platform, including Wowza and YouTube.
For more information please visit: www.Sphere.Teradek.com