We haven’t heard much from Nokia since the $7.2B Microsoft buyout in 2014, until now. Their latest project, a 360-3D camera, called OZO.
Instead of creating yet another VR HMD, Nokia has decided to focus on the capturing aspect of VR. Their target audience will be professional content creators. Imagine watching a Movie, a live concert, or a Broadway play in 360 degrees 3D. You’ll be inside the movie, at the concert, in the audience.
Nokia OZO 360-3D
The Nokia OZO will capture stereoscopic 3D video with the help of 8 cameras, and it will capture spatial audio through 8 integrated microphones. Software created specifically for the Nokia OZO will make it possible to watch the 360-3D footage, live.
If you want to learn more about the Nokia OZO, you can go to the official website. ozo.Nokia.com
Source: Nokia OZO | Press Release
Audio and VR
If you plan to get a HMD device, you should really invest in audio. A pair of good headphones, and a good sound card can create a very realistic virtual surround sound. All sound, even stereo will sound like it’s coming from speakers located all around your room.