Meet Flying EYE — World’s First Broadcast Quality 6K VR Drone
Flying EYE is the world’s first drone system capable of streaming live, in broadcast quality 6K, 360 video, and has a range of over 5 miles.
Flying EYE uses a custom wireless transmission system, Breeze, exclusive to 360 Designs, live VR streams can be broadcast anywhere in the world in ultra-high quality, and streamed live to YouTube, Facebook or VR headsets. Viewers can get a sense of flying “like a bird” as they hover above sporting, news, and music events.
“We wanted to create a broadcast quality live 360 drone platform for professionals, so they can create stunning live VR productions, with or without the drone in shot. The sky is no longer the limit.”
– Alx Klive, CEO of 360 Designs.
Perfect for 360 video, the system has applications for traditional TV broadcasting, with the company recently demonstrating how it is possible to extract a zoomable, pannable 2D high-definition feed, from live 360 footage.
Featuring studio-grade camera sensors and a broadcast-standard SDI/NDI workflow, technical directors, DP’s, and VR supervisors can be assured of the highest-quality live image, and an easy-to-integrate system.
Flying EYE™ is a complete, live streaming, professional grade, wireless VR drone system:
- World’s leading live VR camera (Mini EYE™ 3 and other 3 camera VR rigs)
- Introducing Breeze™ — Our ultra high quality, broadcast grade, low latency 6K wireless video system
- Flying EYE™ 360 camera stabilization system
Tried-and-tested drone platform (Matrice 600 Pro by DJI)
- Ground station — provides stitched 4K SDI, 6K NDI, and 6K H.265 (HEVC) outputs
- Can be used for live and non-live 6K VR acquisition — with recordings made on the ground or in the air
- Designed for integration into broadcast quality, multi-camera Live VR productions
- Ultra high quality custom 6K wireless video system offers virtually uncompressed, low latency video transfer
- Max wireless video range: 3–6 miles
- Flying time between battery changes: 10–12 mins (to 20% charge)
- Product can be customized to your requirements
- Available for purchase, rental or as a service (please contact 360designs for details)
CAMERA FEATURES OF FLYING EYE
- Fully immersive live 360 video
- Live 6K stitcher is included
- 3K 60, 4K 30 or 6K 30 resolution (stitched output)
- HFOV 450 degrees — perfect for live use, 30 degrees of overlap per stitch line for post production
- VFOV 380 degrees — fully spherical video, no zenith or nadir hole
- Professional grade 6G SDI output (4K), or, 6K NDI or 6K H.265 (HEVC) IP stream over ethernet
- Blends in perfectly with professional broadcast equipment for live VR sports, music, news, current affairs and events
- Exclusive broadcast lens package, with professional calibration and per-camera lens matching for all lenses (why this is important)
- Reliable system, all locking connections
- Flexible platform can be used for other applications (including 2D)
FLYING EYE™ TECHNICAL SPECS
- Max Video Resolution: 6K 30fps
- Color: 10 bit near uncompressed
- Breeze™ Video Inputs: 3 x 6G SDI (4K 10 bit uncompressed)
- Modes: Single 2D camera or 360 Camera
- Live Stitcher Capability (30fps): Can stitch 3 x 4K inputs, to 4K or 6K stitched output
- Live Stitcher Capability (60fps): Can stitch 3 x HD inputs, to 3K output at 60fps
BREEZE OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
- Video Output: 1 x 6G SDI (Max 4K30 10 bit uncompressed video output)
- IP Stream (Ethernet) Video Output: 6K NDI or 6K 30fps H.265 / HEVC
- Audio Channels: 6 Audio channels
- Microphones: Can use built-in on-camera (Blackmagic) microphones (6 total) or up to 6 external microphones
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Originally published at www.vudream.com on April 14, 2017.