GoPro has announced a pilot program for GoPro Fusion, its 5.2K spherical camera designed to capture both fully immersive virtual reality content as well as conventional non-VR video and photo formats.
Professional content creators can apply to participate in the pilot program which is expected to roll-out during the summer of 2017. Fusion’s 5.2K resolution enables a new OverCapture creative solution that gives content creators the flexibility to produce conventional non-VR video and photos in HD-quality from the spherically captured angles. Fusion is compatible with a broad range of GoPro’s mounts and handheld accessories.
GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman said,
Fusion is just that, the ability to capture every angle simultaneously…as though you had six GoPro cameras fused into one. Whether filming for VR or traditional fixed-perspective content, Fusion represents the state-of-the-art in versatile spherical capture.
GoPro said it will work with a selection of pilot partners – including brands, agencies and content professionals – to further refine the user experience. GoPro Fusion’s commercial release is slated by the end of 2017 and details on pricing and other specifics will be provided at launch.