Orah 4i Live VR Camera Enables First 360 4K Live Stream from a Drone

Orah, the specialist in VR solutions formerly known as VideoStitch, has confirmed partnerships with both CNET and Intel for VR live streaming events during the current Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their Orah 4i camera, which officially started shipping in December, demonstrates its live VR capabilities during two prestigious events, the first having been Intel’s CEO opening keynote on Wednesday afternoon. The second is with CNET for a live broadcasting of the Ashley Esqueda and Bridget Carey’s show which can be experienced live on the CNET website at https://www.cnet.com/ this Friday January 6th at 1pm PT / 4pm ET.

“We are excited to be broadcasting with two leading names in the tech industry like CNET and Intel” says Nicolas Burtey, CEO and founder of Orah. “About one year ago we started to work on this ambitious project – a camera that can capture, stitch and stream full spherical 360 content live in high quality, just with the push of a button. Orah 4i will change the way 360 content is produced, enable completely new VR experiences and finally make the creation of high quality VR content simple for professionals and consumers. With these events at CES, we hope to further demonstrate the possibilities this solution opens up, I can’t wait to see the reaction.”

Intel and Orah worked together to create a truly unique and immersive Virtual Reality experience showcased during Intel’s opening CES event. The news conference marked the first time 250 people in the same place at the same time independently performed a live industrial inspection using 360-degree, 4K video. The audience inspected a 2,000-acre solar power plant in the Moapa River Indian Reservation. A drone loaded with Orah 4i high-definition cameras and a low-power, high-latency computing solution gathered the inspection data. “Intel is excited to work with Orah to broadcast this live event in 4K using Orah 4i camera attached to a drone, creating amazing high quality immersive experiences that have never been possible before,” says Margaret Burgraff, VP and GM, Software and Services Group of Intel Corporation about the partnership. You can watch and download the CEO’s full keynote here.

Orah 4i is specially designed for live streaming in a professional manner and as such has become a preferred choice of camera for many, with recent partners including Sony Crackle, Google and The French Open. With four lenses, four microphones and an integrated stitching software, the camera outputs 360 video in 4K resolution at 30 fps in real-time. It possesses ambisonic 3D sound capabilities and offers the possibility to insert external sound if needed. The output can be streamed directly to YouTube or any other CDN that can easily be chosen via the consecutive web app. No additional equipment is needed.

During the past months, Orah 4i has already enabled 360 live streams of several high-profile events. It captured the red-carpet premiere of Sony Crackle’s “The Art of More” at the New York Museum of Arts and Design, broadcasted tennis matches at the French Open and enabled a 360-degree live stream of the Google I/O conference.
Orah 4i is available for 3,595 USD on www.orah.co.