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.
*A license is required for live streaming to the Web
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.
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.
Colour Calibration Settings:
Users can calibrate each camera’s white balance, tint, and colour profile right from the Sphere application. If you need a quick calibration, the application can colour match across all video feeds at the same time to provide a balanced image instantly.
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.
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 for MacOS Version 1.0.18 BETA:
This is a beta release. There will be bugs. Teradek do not recommend using this software in a production environment, but do welcome your feedback. Realtime stitching of Sphere's video streams and once the video has been stitched, video can be; recorded to an MP4 file, streamed to other local Sphere apps or the new Oculus Rift and HTC Vive players, streamed to an RTMP server (YouTube integration is not currently present) and also saved as a still frame.
System requirements:MacBook Pro / iMac / Mac ProGraphics Card: Intel Iris Pro, AMD FirePro, AMD Radeon R9/Pro or betterCPU: Intel Xeon, 2.5GHz quad-core Intel i7 2.5GHz or greaterRAM: 8GB or moremacOS Sierra or newerKnown: Keyboard input does not work on OS X version 10.11 (and possibly earlier)Black squares appear in video when app is used with Intel Iris graphics (not Iris Pro)
Firmware Version 1.1.0:Adds support for SDI sphereEncoder could refuse new connection requests after some time