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Samsung’s Project Beyond is a 360-Degree Camera that Streams to Gear VR

by Jacob Kleinman | November 12, 2014November 12, 2014 8:00 pm PST

Samsung’s 2014 Developer Conference is in full swing and things are getting awesome. The company just unveiled Project Beyond, a 360-degree camera that records in 3D. The new gadget is designed to work with Gear VR, streaming video straight to the virtual reality headset.

The design is a bit similar to Google’s Street View cameras, though the purpose is different. With Project Beyond you can sit in your house while experiencing whatever (and wherever) the camera is filming. That means you get a full 360-degree view, but since the camera itself is stationary you can’t actually get up and explore the world you’re looking at.

Project Beyond could be used to shoot films, specifically for Gear VR and maybe for other virtual reality headsets as well. Samsung hasn’t announced pricing or availability for the new camera, though it doesn’t exactly look like a consumer-ready product. The company has also announced initial launch plans for the Gear VR, which should arrive in the U.S. early next month.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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