If you’re in the business of capturing action shots or even recording those family vacation moments then you’ll be familiar with the cameras that GoPro offer. The company is now looking to expand its offering with yet another camera added to its lineup, but this one is a little different.
GoPro today have introduced its new Fusion camera that is capable of capturing fully immersive virtual reality content, non-VR video, and even photos. It captures 5.2K30 video and photos in full spherical dimension.
magine never having to worry about framing your subject…ever. Yes, cameras do the heavy lifting already, but it still takes the eye to compose a shot, right? Well, thanks to Fusion, our users will be able to record their moments in all directions and then go back and choose the composition they want. This is referred to as OverCapture or reframing.
GoPro liken the OverCapture process of having a full camera team travelling with you that are capable of capturing every possible angle for you to carefully select the perfect shot in post-processing.
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To accompany the launch of Fusion, GoPro are introducing a new pilot program. The new program allows the most innovative content creators to get their hands on the Fusion.
The goal of Fusion is to distill the best of GoPro—quality, mountability and durability—into a pocketable product that will wow our professional customers.
Capturing at 5.2K provides a higher level of flexibility to creators in the post-processing stage to enable “content creators the flexibility to produce conventional non-VR video and photos in HD-quality “punched out” from the spherically captured angles”.
GoPro plans a limited commercial release of Fusion by the end of 2017. Pricing and availability will be detailed closer to the launch but expect a hefty price tag to be associated with the Fusion. Those interested in participating in the pilot program can apply now at www.GoPro.com/Fusion.