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Nokia's $60,000 Virtual Reality Camera Goes On a Drone Test Flight (roadtovr.com) 24

An anonymous reader writes: After selling off its phone business to Microsoft in 2013, Nokia began an internal reboot which would see the company focusing on the upcoming virtual reality market. The company announced its new direction in July with the debut of 'OZO', a virtual reality camera made for professional filmmakers. Now set to launch in Q1 2016, the compact 9.3 pound camera can operate untethered thanks to internal power and capture storage, making it drone-capable. To demonstrate, Nokia took OZO on a closed test-flight just a few days ago using an 'Aerigon' cinema drone.
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Nokia's $60,000 Virtual Reality Camera Goes On a Drone Test Flight

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  • 1. Drone with high grade camera.

    2. Flies over property.

    4. Profit!

  • How did this make it to the front page?

    1. The summary doesn't even have a link.
    2. Once you find the obscure link in the header, and watch the video, you just see some unfinished blob of a heavy lift drone taking off and hovering with some royalty free techno music behind it.

    There's nothing here that is informative or newsworthy. Looks like more paid astroturfing.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      How did this make it to the front page?

      TIMMY!

  • the compact 9.3 pound camera can operate untethered thanks to internal power and capture storage

    Wow, internal power AND storage? It's like we're living in the 21st century.

  • I imagine that actors will be talking a lot to the camera like in the British sitcom Peep Show so it looks they are talking to us.
    No more need for slopes in movies theaters.
    No more annoying tall people in the front row or bright cellphone lights.
    With binaural/HRTF audio and headphones, you no longer hear peoples making comments from the row behind you.
    Looks a lot like a scene I remember from the Matrix ...

    Only 75$ for the 2 hours experience.
    (we promise not to harvest extra energy from your body without your

  • by thegarbz ( 1787294 ) on Thursday December 03, 2015 @03:35PM (#51051859)

    The idea of VR film-making is just a load of crap. I saw my first VR film on youtube the other day. It was an amazing experience. I got half way through before I realised I was supposed to pan and tilt the camera to look around. So I started again and realised I missed half of what was going on and now I knew what was being talked about. I was fully set for the second half of the film. ... except I missed half of what was going on in the second half too because there was no indication of where any real action was supposed to be happening. I guy came into the room and sat down and I didn't even realise it.

    Honestly, my first VR experience and it was garbage. Maybe someone can do it better but I don't see this taking off.

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