OZO

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OZO
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Information
Type Camera
Subtype Virtual Reality Camera
Developer Nokia
Storage 500GB SSD
Refresh Rate 30 FPS capture, 60/90 FPS tracking
Audio 3D audio
Sensors 8 synchronized 2K x 2K sensors
Weight 4.2kg / 9.3lbs including battery
Size 264 x 170 x 238mm (with mount)
Release Date Q1 2016
Price $60,000
Website ozo.nokia.com
OZO is a virtual reality camera developed by Nokia. Unveiled on July 28, 2015, this 360 degrees camera is designed and built for professional VR Filmmakers. Content filmed with the ball-shaped OZO can be viewed on various VR Devices (HMDs), with stereoscopic 3D, 360 degree videos and spatially accurate surround sound.[1] One of key innovations of OZO is its ability to allow the filmmakers to preview content in real time without waiting for it to be stitched together. With a five figure price tag, OZO is not a consumer product. [2] Its intended for filmmakers and advertisers and offers an end-to-end solution for professional capture, editing and playback of cinematic VR experiences.

OZO is partnered with Jaunt VR for camera usage and post-production services.

OZO will cost $60,000 and is scheduled to be released in Q1, 2016. In addition to the camera, OZO will have multiple accessories available for purchase.

Features

  • Captures stereoscopic 3D video through 8 synchronized global shutter sensors.
  • Records spatial audio through 8 integrated microphones.
  • Allows the filmmaker to preview the footage in real time, without a lengthy stitching process. Traditionally the stitching process that creates a 360 degree video can take hours. OZO allows the filmmaker can view the low resolution version of the footage in just minutes after recording.
  • Integrates into existing professional workflows and works with third-party tools, dramatically simplifying content production at all stages.[1]
  • Produces content that can be viewed with a HMD or as 360 Video on YouTube.
  • OZO can be placed on a standard tripod with SDI and power cables. It can also be operated remotely with Wi-Fi, utilizing internal SSD and battery.

Hardware

Spherical device about the size of a grape fruit. It has 8 cameras positioned evenly apart. Each camera shoots in 2K x 2K resolution and covers 195 degrees field of view. OZO captures video at 30 frames per second and is almost entire stereoscopic, except for a small monoscopic area at the tail end of camera. It has a swappable 500GB SSD that allows 45 minutes of continous recording.

The base OZO package include the camera, Digital Cartridge, camera mount, Docking Station and power supply. Additional accessories can be purchased separately.

Specifications

Sensors and Lens:

Part Spec
Presence Capture Spherical and Stereoscopic Video capture with Spatial Audio Array
Video Sensor Type Progressive Scan with Global Shutter
Video Sensor Array Eight, synchronised, 2K x 2K sensors
Video Area Coverage Full-spherical, 360 x 180 degrees
Min Imaging Distance 0.5m / 20" (spherical video coverage)
Stereoscopic Coverage Centerline +/- 130(h), +/- 65(v) degrees
Lens Interoptic Distance Effective max. 86 mm / 3.4"
Lens Angle of View 195 degrees per lens
Relative Aperture f/2.4

Video and Audio:

Part Spec
Video Dynamic Range 60 dB / 10 stops
Base Color Temperature 5,000 degrees Kelvin
Base Sensitivity ISO 400
Audio Sensor Type Omnidirectional, solid state
Audio Area Coverage Full-spherical, 360 x 360 degrees
Audio Dynamic Range 64dB S/N, 120dB max SPL

Capture and Output:

Part Spec
Master File Format MOV wrapped OZO Virtual Reality with 8Ch raw Video and 8Ch PCM Audio
Video Compression Wavelet-based raw
Media Module 500GB, Solid State Media
Record Duration 45 min per Media Module
Program Output 3G-SDI SMPTE 242M, DIN connector
Capture Frame Rate 30.00 fps
Cooling System Passive (fanless) design
Battery Pack Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Power Consumption 12V DC, approx 30W in record mode
Part Spec
OZO Remote Application Available for OSX® 10.10 Yosemite
Camera Control via 802.11 Wifi
Monitor Output HDMI, Stereoscopic Virtual Reality render
Part Spec
OZO Creator Application Available for OSX® 10.10 Yosemite
Audio Mix Preview Output MOV, monoscopic stitched panorama
Video Composition Output DPX, 8K x 4K, 10-bit, sRGB color space

Size and Parameters:

Part Spec
Weight 4.2kg / 9.3lbs including Battery
Construction Milled Aluminium Alloy
Color Lava Grey
Dimensions – camera head only 264 x 170 x 160mm / 10.4 x 6.7 x 6.3″
Dimensions – with camera mount 264 x 170 x 238mm / 10.4 x 6.7 x 9.4″
Part Spec
Planned Certifications CE, FCC Part 15 Class A
Operating Temperature 0C to +25C (+32F to +77F)
Storage Temperature -40C to +50C (-4F to +122F)

Accessories

Accessory Price Function
Digital Cartridge $5,000 Contains a battery and 500GB SSD (Media Module).
It slots into the tail of Ozo and allows 45 minutes of continuous shooting.
Docking Station $1,500 Accepts a Media Module for data transfer and charging.
Media Module $2,500 Media Module is the 500GB SSD part of the Digital Cartridge.
It has an USB 3.0 port and allows the director to swap out the module to transfer the captured footage.
Camera Handle $?? Attached to the tail of the camera, the handle allows the user to move the camera around the set.
Carbon Lens Cover $?? The hollow ball protects all 8 of OZO's camera lenses.
Long Tripod Adapter $?? Creates a lot of distance between OZO and the mount.
Short Tripod Adapter $?? Creates a little distance between OZO and the mount.

Software

History

April 25, 2016: Nokia announced that it is providing OZO cameras to The Walt Disney Studios to create VR content for their upcoming films.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://company.nokia.com/en/news/press-releases/2015/07/29/nokia-announces-ozo-virtual-reality-camera-for-professional-content-creators
  2. http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/28/9064499/nokia-vr-camera-ozo

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