Teradek Sphere HDMI

Wireless 360º Real-Time Video Monitoring - HDMI

Suggested List Price: £2,620+VAT

Product Code: TER-SPHERE-360

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Teradek Sphere HDMI-LS

Wireless 360º Real-Time Video Monitoring and Live Streaming

Product Code: TER-SPHERE-360LS

Suggested List price: £3,500+VAT

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Introducing Sphere - Real-Time 360º Monitoring and Live Streaming

  • Real-time 360º Monitoring
  • Intelligent Image Correction
    The Sphere app for iOS automatically adjusts exposure, tint, and white balance across all four video feeds to ensure a consistent picture

Sphere is a unique combination of hardware and software featuring a patent-pending video processing platform for iOS and OSX. By dynamically adjusting each camera’s white balance, tint, exposure and lens distortion in real-time, Sphere is able to display and stream a consistent panoramic video.

Sphere’s hardware interface features four HDMI inputs and a built-in H.264 encoder that can encode up to 10Mbps, providing a realistic 360º-video experience. When connected via Ethernet to a wireless access point, Sphere streams in real-time to Apple laptops and iOS devices where users can record or view the live 4K (4x1080p) content in 3 different ways:

  • Perspective Mode
    Maneuver your iOS device in any direction to explore your 360º-video content as it is being shot. As you move your iOS device, the camera feed moves with it, showing you footage from any angle in which you point your tablet or smartphone
  • Panoramic Mode
    Pan and zoom across all 4 video feeds stitched together into a panorama
  • Headset Mode
    Experience your live 360º content as it was intended for your audience
  • For remote viewing, the Sphere app can be used to live stream to any compatible 360º online video platform, including Wowza and YouTube.

*A license is required for live streaming to the Web

Real-time 360º Monitoring and Live Streaming

Monitor your 360º live production on an iPad and stream it directly to the web, all at the same time.

*A license is required for live streaming to the Web

Any Rig in Any Environment

Compatible with any HDMI camera, Sphere is the most flexible 360º monitoring and streaming solution for 4-camera VR rigs. Its 4 USB ports offer an integrated power solution for GoPro rigs and its stereo analog audio input allows you to embed the output of your soundboard right into the live feed.

Sphere also includes twin power connectors for redundant power and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports for Internet connectivity and attaching a second Sphere unit.

Sphere Stitching Engine

Sphere is unique in that it doesn’t require a PC to stitch panoramic footage into a 360º format. Instead, the stitching engine is iOS based and offers real-time compositing of up to 8 1080p camera feeds, allowing you and your crew to be more mobile than ever before.

Stitching Configuration Options

The Sphere iOS application offers numerous parameters for tweaking your 360º footage to your liking. In addition to multiple lens correction options, you can adjust the image rotation and edge alignment of your stitch from the app’s intuitive UI.

Colour Calibration Settings

Users can calibrate each camera’s white balance, tint, and color profile right from the Sphere application. If you need a quick calibration, the application can color match across all video feeds at the same time to provide a balanced image instantly.

Wireless and Internet Connectivity

Sphere connects to wireless access points and the Internet via a 10/100 Ethernet jack. To enhance the wireless range of your Sphere stream, we recommend connecting the device to a Ubiquiti access point for a robust WiFi signal up to several thousand feet.

In-App Recording

The Sphere iOS application allows you to save individual 360º snapshots and your stitched video footage directly to your iPad’s hard drive in MP4 format.

Support for up to 8 Cameras

Should you need more than 4 cameras for your 360º production, a second Sphere can be daisy-chained using the device’s 10/100 Ethernet port.

Sphere for MacOS Version 1.0.18 BETA

Features

  • This is a beta release. There will be bugs. We do not recommend using this software in a production environment, but do welcome your feedback.
  • Realtime stitching of Sphere's video streams
  • Once the video has been stitched, video can be:
    • Recorded to a .MP4 file
    • Streamed to other local Sphere apps or our new Oculus Rift and HTC Vive players
    • Streamed to an RTMP server (YouTube integration is not currently present)
    • Saved as a still frame

System requirements

  • MacBook Pro / iMac / Mac Pro
  • Graphics Card: Intel Iris Pro, AMD FirePro, AMD Radeon R9/Pro or better.
  • CPU: Intel Xeon, 2.5GHz quad-core Intel i7 2.5GHz or greater.
  • RAM: 8GB or more.
  • macOS Sierra or newer
  • Known: Keyboard input does not work on OS X version 10.11 (and possibly earlier)
  • Black squares appear in video when app is used with Intel Iris graphics (not Iris Pro)

Firmware Version 1.1.0

Changes/Improvements

  • Adds support for SDI sphere

Bug Fixes

  • Encoder could refuse new connection requests after some time

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • 1 x Sphere
  • 1 x Sphere Mounting Bracket
  • 1 x GoPro VR Camera Rig
  • 1 x Teradek Case (Medium size)
  • 4 x 18 inch HDMI Micro to Full (Type D to Type A)
  • 1 x Ethernet Cable
  • 1 x Power Supply Unit with 24V to 2pin power- 60 Watt AC Adapter