Technical Specifications

(Note: Live Planet Camera specs follow. Details around the Live Planet Cloud and clients are coming soon.)

Camera Price$9,995 (MSRP)

Key Specs

Max live fps
and output resolution
4K @ 30 fps
4096 x 4096
Max recorded fps
and output resolution
4K @ 30 fps
4096 x 4096 (8K stills)
Output video optionsBroadcast live video in realtime
Record sources and/or output video to microSD card
On board stitchingOn the fly uniform pixel blending.
Proprietary solutions for perfect stereoscopic stitching.

Camera

Platform/Processor (CPU)Custom designed FPGA combined with custom PCBs
Image Processor (GPU)NVIDIA Tegra X1
Optical configurationCircular array of 16 cameras
IPDDistance of the entrance pupils of every fourth camera
(approximately 70mm)

Optics

Lenses16 FHD lenses
Camera FOV2 x (360° x 180°)
Image SensorSony
Individual LensSunex
180° FOV eliminating need for up-facing camera

Image Signal Processing

Camera ExposureMacro and per-sensor exposure
White BalanceManual
Synchronization between sensorsYes
Live framerate30 fps
Capture framerate30 fps
Global/Rolling ShutterVertically rolling shutter

Features

Audio InputOptical in
NetworkingWi-Fi, Ethernet
Local StorageRemovable microSD-card
Cloud RecordingYes
HDMIYes
USB3Yes
Power Adapter (regulation)Supply voltage 6-20V DC

Physical Properties

Length / Diameter3.94″ / 10 cm
Height3.54″ / 9 cm
Weight~ 1.5 lb
Body ConstructionAluminium
Heat DissipationFan creating an airflow through the camera
Heat SinkAluminum

Video (live/vod)

ModesTraditional 2D video, monoscopic and stereoscopic output
Output projectionEquirectangular (4096 x 2048 / per eye)
Over/Under 4K stack
Output FOVFull
Video FormatH264/H265 (MP4-container for recording)
Output protocolHLS, DASH or custom protocol for transmission to transcoding-servers
Custom protocol with switchable multi-streams and embedded meta-data supplying HUDs
MP4 to save the inputs/outputs to disk

 

All specifications subject to change.