GoPro has announced a pilot program for GoPro Fusion, its 5.2K spherical camera designed to capture for both virtual reality content as well as conventional non-VR video and photo formats. Professional content creators can apply to participate in the pilot program which is expected to roll-out during the summer of 2017.
Fusion is a spherical capture solution for content creators. In addition to high performance spherical capture for fully immersive VR experiences, Fusion’s 5.2K resolution enables a new OverCapture creative solution that gives content creators the flexibility to produce conventional non-VR video and photos in HD-quality "punched out" from the spherically captured angles. Not just a VR capture solution, Fusion ensures that traditional content creators will get the shot.
Fusion is compatible with a broad range of GoPro’s mounts and handheld accessories. GoPro plans a limited commercial release of Fusion by the end of 2017. Details on pricing and other specifics will be provided at launch.