TT announce new 360º degree camera partner, 360fly
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Live 360º streaming coming to TT 2016 with new partner 360fly
New 360fly 4K Camera to live stream immersive 360° video content via Livit platform, playback content available online and through social media channels
The Isle of Man Government today announced a partnership with 360fly, Inc., maker of the category-leading, single-lens camera that captures stitchless 360-degree video, that will bring immersive 360-degree video and mobile virtual reality content from the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy to race fans around the world.
As the official 360-degree camera of Isle of Man TT, 360fly will utilize its latest 4K camera technology to live stream 360 content via the Livit platform and distribute playback content through Isle of Man TT’s social media channels.
Fans unable to physically attend the exhilarating event will be able to experience the race like never before – in immersive 4K video and mobile virtual reality. Content from the race paddock, rider pressroom, VIP hospitality and grandstand activation area, as well as on-bike footage from competing riders will be available on YouTube (Isle of Man TT and 360fly) and Facebook (Isle of Man TT and 360fly). Additionally, 360fly will be live streaming from the race paddock and rider pressroom. Fans can download the free Livit Now mobile app on iOS or Android and follow @360fly.
“Isle of Man TT is an incredible event that the vast majority of race fans are unable to attend due to its secluded location,” said Peter Adderton, 360fly CEO. “The ability to not only track rider perspectives, but also pan in 360-degrees across the Island’s breathtaking terrain, will bring an entirely new dimension to how fans experience this unparalleled racing event.”
Virtual reality and immersive video have never been more top of mind, thanks to number of recent announcements by major media companies such as Facebook and YouTube, VR purveyors such as Oculus Rift, and consumer-friendly 360-degree mobile VR cameras such as 360fly. The overall category can be broken down into two distinct areas: professional-grade, 3D VR and consumer-level 360-degree 2D video (aka “mobile virtual reality”).
Specializing in consumer-level 360-degree video, 360fly brings immersive video and mobile VR to the masses with its affordable camera offerings and its intuitive mobile app. 360fly allows users to easily shoot, edit and share 360 video to popular social platforms like Facebook, YouTube and more.
The new 360fly 4K camera will be available in stores and online at the end of May 2016 for $499. The 360fly HD camera is currently available at Best Buy stores in the USA for $399.
You can view a sample 360fly video from the 2016 Isle of Man TT Press Launch photo shoot below:
Or follow this link: https://youtu.be/z5_eOTdYfGQ