Nokia announces OZO
18 March 2016
Nokia Technologies has launched its OZO professional VR camera throughout Europe.
The unveiling was hosted at the O2 Arena, offering demonstrations of the OZO’s features such as real-time VR preview, wireless operation and full 3D 360 VR audio and video live broadcast capabilities.
“OZO enables the creation of immersive virtual reality experiences that actually move us emotionally, and move us to act,” said Ramzi Haidamus (pictured), president of Nokia Technologies.
“Through OZO we can feel more present in the lives of people we’ve never met, and widen the circle of empathy in ways we could never have imagined before.”
The launch comes alongside the Nokia’s agreement of two new post production partnerships.
The company has partnered with Deluxe and The Foundry, targeting the advancement of end-to-end solutions to create VR experiences, and easing the content production workflow.
Deluxe will provide post production services for OZO VR content, as well as bringing in Company 3, Method Studios and StereoD to support VR experiences created with OZO.
The Foundry is to contribute its post-production software, Nuke.
John Wallace, CEO of Deluxe said: “Our collaboration with OZO allows us to provide high quality post-production rendering to create the highest level of VR experiences. We are tremendously excited by the capture capabilities of the OZO for the professional broadcast community,”
Simon Robinson, co-founder and chief scientist at The Foundry added, “We’re very pleased to be collaborating directly with the OZO team to find solutions to some of the challenges presented by VR content and deliver new tools to achieve the highest fidelity that the camera can offer.”