Nokia To Give 12-Month Software OK To OZO Users


N0kia is giving existing and new OZO camera customers a complimentary 12-month license to OZO Live, which enables premium live broadcasting of 3D 360 VR video and audio experiences with the OZO camera.

The promotion is designed to “foster the adoption of live VR” in the U.S., Nokia said.

OZO Live enables the OZO camera to broadcast live VR experiences at scale. Featuring real-time 3D stitching and 3D 360 video and audio experiences, “OZO Live brings people courtside with their favorite team, backstage with their favorite musician or on the front line in a breaking news story — all with unprecedented efficiency and quality,” Nokia said in a statement released September 30.

The global availability of OZO Live was formally announced at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, which sees the use of six OZO cameras used to broadcast “a fully-immersive, live 3D 360 VR experience” from the concert stage; the immersive VR experience is exclusively available through the Samsung VR app.

First announced earlier this year, OZO Live has already been used by select partners to stream Pope Benedict’s mass during World Youth Day and an August 2016 Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Berlin, Germany.

The OZO Live one-year commercial license is available for purchase now in select global markets for $9,000.

The OZO professional VR tool integrates eight cameras, all of which export a single file — eliminating the need for rigs, wires, lengthy setup time, and the synching and swapping of separate memory cards.