The Orah 4i 360 Degree 4K Spherical VR Live Camera is the first all-in-one VR / 360 Camera and Stitching Solution for Live 360 Video Productions. This 360 Spherical Camera system can capture, stitch, and stream live 360 video content up to 4K resolution at 30 FPS. It features four fisheye lenses (with an aperture of F2.0), four Sony EXMOR image sensors, two Ambarella video processors, built-in microphones and integrated live stitching software. The lenses each have a resolution of 2048 x 1535 and have a maximum “post produced” output resolution of 4800 x 2400. It offers a 360-degree (full spherical) field of view, and it uses RTMP broadcasting protocols and HLS output protocols for mobile VR solutions, including Google Cardboard and Samsung GearVR. The stitching box, which generates an equirectangular video format, is separate from the camera module, and it can be placed up to 330 feet away. This lets you place the camera in the heart of the action with minimal real estate while hiding the boxy processing unit away from the shot. You can connect an audio input device (such as a microphone) via the 3.5mm jack, or use the four onboard high-dynamic range microphones. The camera can broadcast in real time to any content delivery network (CDN) or record to an SD card.
More than a standard 360 camera, the 4i uses a single cable to connect to a dedicated stitching box with an Intel CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GPU to weave four video inputs into one using its own customized version of VideoStitch's VahanaVR software. Stitched-together video can then be stored for later editing on the 120GB M.2 SSD or used for immediate live transmission. The box bristles with connectors, including four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, dual gigabit LAN, and mic and headset connectors. 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are also available.
Created with ease of use in mind, the Orah 4i is a self-contained plug-and-play unit. The camera unit uses a single Ethernet cable to plug into the stitching box, which can then stream over the Internet by connecting to your router over Ethernet or 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi. Or, save your video in either source or stitched form directly to the 120GB internal solid-state drive for later stitching and editing.
The Orah 4i's stitching box is equipped with its own customized, perpetually-licensed stitching software based on VideoStitch's VahanaVR. The software removes seam lines, gaps, and artifacts when combining four video streams into a single equirectangular 4K video, suitable for low-latency transmission to popular platforms, such as YouTube, Oculus, and Littlstar.
Small Size, Big Picture
The diminutive size of the 4i camera makes it suitable for a variety of venues, including sports stadiums and arenas, concerts, and on-location news broadcasts. Equally comfortable in smaller spaces, the 4i can be used to record special moments like weddings and parties or for transmitting live footage from meetings and classrooms to remote participants.
While the stitching box must be connected to power or to a 19-19.5V battery, the camera's reach can be extended thanks to the included PoE adapter and your preferred length of Ethernet cable.
In the Box
• Orah 4i Live Spherical VR Camera
• Area Coverage: Full-spherical, 360*180 degrees
• Camera Audio Channel Inputs: Built-in 4 high dynamic range microphones 65dB SNR, 122dB max SPL
• Output Projection: Equirectangular, Cubical (coming soon)
• Camera Control: Web interface with live preview. API (Coming soon)