SPHERE


Real-time 360º Monitoring and Live Streaming

Monitor your 360º live production on an iPad and stream it directly to the web, all at the same time.

Any Rig in Any Environment

Compatible with any HDMI or HD-SDI camera, Sphere is the most flexible 360º monitoring and streaming solution for 4-camera VR rigs. Its 4 USB ports offer an integrated power solution for GoPro rigs and its stereo analog audio input allows you to embed the output of your soundboard right into the live feed.

Sphere also includes twin Lemo connectors for redundant power and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports for Internet connectivity and attaching a second Sphere unit.

Sphere Stitching Engine

Sphere is unique in that it doesn’t require a PC to stitch panoramic footage into a 360º format. Instead, the stitching engine is iOS based and offers real-time compositing of up to 8 1080p camera feeds, allowing you and your crew to be more mobile than ever before.

The Sphere app with image of the stiching engine interface to composite in real-time the rotation and pitch of the live video

multiple ipads displaying the various parameters for tweaking the 360 degree video footage

Stitching Configuration Options

The Sphere iOS application offers numerous parameters for tweaking your 360º footage to your liking. In addition to multiple lens correction options, you can adjust the image rotation and edge alignment of your stitch from the app’s intuitive UI.

Color Calibration Settings

Users can calibrate each camera’s white balance, tint, and color profile right from the Sphere application. If you need a quick calibration, the application can color match across all video feeds at the same time to provide a balanced image instantly.

Analog & Spatial Audio

Sphere supports embedded and analog audio, as well as spatial audio, which will allow you to define a custom sonic experience for your 360º footage (Spatial audio not supported on footage streamed over RTMP).

In-App Recording

The Sphere iOS application allows you to save individual 360º snapshots and your stitched video footage directly to your iPad’s hard drive in MP4 format.

Display of Sphere in-app recording

Wireless and Internet Connectivity

Sphere connects to wireless access points and the Internet via a 10/100 Ethernet jack. To enhance the wireless range of your Sphere stream, we recommend connecting the device to a Ubiquiti access point for a robust WiFi signal up to several thousand feet.

Support for up to 8 Cameras

Should you need more than 4 cameras for your 360º production, a second Sphere can be daisy-chained using the device’s 10/100 Ethernet port.

Sphere daisy chained

How it Works

Once you’ve connected your cameras to Sphere, the device compresses each feed using the H.264 codec and outputs the stream over its 10/100 Ethernet jack to a wireless access point of your choice.

Sphere diagram

Stream to any Compatible Online Platform

Sphere can stream to any 360º compatible online video platform, including YouTube and Wowza at bit rates up to 15 Mbps.

Sphere is compatible with Facebook, YouTube, UStream, Wowza, Livestream and Twitch

Display of Sphere ios App with option to create a new 360 camera rig profile

Connect your iPad Pro to the wireless access point and launch the Sphere application to automatically detect Sphere’s incoming stream. Once the feed appears, the application can be used to fine tune the stitch and color balance across each camera feed.

sphere is ready to broadcast

Real-time 360º Monitoring on iPads

Sphere is the first iOS monitoring solution for 360º/VR productions, allowing filmmakers to remain out of frame while keeping an eye on every shot. Sphere’s iOS application offers several different ways to view your live 360º content:

Rectilinear

Rectilinear mode allows you to explore your live 360º content as if you were wearing a VR headset. Move the iPad around you to visualize the experience you are creating for your audience.

Sphere app rectilinear mode

Panoramic

Panoramic mode displays your 360º live footage as a single panoramic image.

Sphere Panoramic view

Little Planet

Little Planet mode turns your 360º video into a stereographic projection, allowing you to view it as if it were a tiny planet.

Sphere Little Planet

Client Monitoring on iPhones

Perfect for giving clients the full experience of your 360º shoot, Sphere’s new re-stream feature allows multiple iPhones to connect to the feed for an immersive media experience.

Monitoring Sphere on client's iphone and ipad

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