Samsung’s 3-D Camera Still Very Much A Prototype
Samsung’s Project Beyond is designed to capture 3-D panoramas for viewing on the company’s Gear VR headset.By Evan Thomas | November 13, 2014
It’s not a vacation, but Samsung’s Project Beyond camera might provide the next best thing.
It takes footage of places and events like any other camera, but in an interactive, 360-degree 3-D panorama. Combined, its 17 cameras capture a gigapixel — or a thousand megapixels — of video data every second.
Samsung showed off the camera at its developers conference this week in San Francisco. The idea is to stick a user with Samsung’s Gear VR 3-D headset inside that panorama — to get as close to being there as one can be, without actually being there.