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.

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Sphere compatible with HDMI or HD-SDI
Supports any 4 or 8-camera HD-SDI rig.
Free live stitching software for iPads.
Monitor at less than 4 frames latency.
Stream to any compatible 360º platform, including YouTube.
Manual and automatic color and lens correction.

Any Rig in Any Environment

Compatible with any HDMI or HD-SDI 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 Lemo connectors for redundant power and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports for Internet connectivity and attaching a second Sphere unit.

A $1000 license is required for live streaming to the Web

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.

The Sphere app with image of the stiching engine interface to composite in real-time the rotation and pitch of the live video
multiple ipads displaying the various parameters for tweaking the 360 degree video footage

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.

Color 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.

Display of Sphere in-app recording

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.

A person connecting to configure the Sphere over WiFi

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.

Sphere daisy chained

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.

How it Works

Once you’ve connected your cameras to Sphere, the device compresses each feed using the H.264 codec and outputs the stream over its 10/100 Ethernet jack to a wireless access point of your choice.

Sphere diagram

Stream to any Compatible Online Platform

Sphere can stream to any 360º compatible online video platform, including YouTube and Wowza at bit rates up to 15 Mbps.

Sphere is compatible with Facebook, YouTube, UStream, Wowza, Livestream and Twitch
Display of Sphere ios App with option to create a new 360 camera rig profile

Connect your iPad Pro to the wireless access point and launch the Sphere application to automatically detect Sphere’s incoming stream. Once the feed appears, the application can be used to fine tune the stitch and color balance across each camera feed.

When you are ready to broadcast, select the cloud icon on the Sphere app to begin streaming to your designated online video platform.

sphere is ready to broadcast

Real-time 360º Monitoring on iPads

Sphere is the first iOS monitoring solution for 360º/VR productions, allowing filmmakers to remain out of frame while keeping an eye on every shot. Sphere’s iOS application offers several different ways to view your live 360º content:

Rectilinear

Rectilinear mode allows you to explore your live 360º content as if you were wearing a VR headset. Move the iPad around you to visualize the experience you are creating for your audience.

Sphere app rectilinear mode
Sphere Panoramic view

Panoramic

Panoramic mode displays your 360º live footage as a single panoramic image.

Little Planet

Little Planet mode turns your 360º video into a stereographic projection, allowing you to view it as if it were a tiny planet.

Sphere Little Planet
Monitoring Sphere on client's iphone and ipad

Client Monitoring on iPhones

Perfect for giving clients the full experience of your 360º shoot, Sphere’s new re-stream feature allows multiple iPhones to connect to the feed for an immersive media experience.

What's in the Box

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

Technical Specifications

iOS - TERADEK VR APP

  • Requires iPad Pro or newer
  • Supported streaming platforms: YouTube 360
  • Supported Output Resolution:4Kp24 and lower
  • Number of Supported Cameras: Up to 8 (requires 2 Spheres for more than 4 Cameras)

Video Inputs

  • 4 x Full Size

Supported Input Resolutions

  • 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • 1080i 50/59.94/60
  • 1080PsF 23.98/24/25
  • 720p50/59.94/60
  • 480p59.94, 576p50
  • HDMI input supports RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:2:2

Video Codec

  • Compression Algorithm: Baseline, Main and High Profile H.264
  • Bit Rate: 250 Kbps to 10 Mbps
  • Built in Video Scaler and Deinterlacer

Video Processing

  • Built in Video Scaler, Deinterlacer, frame rate converter

Protocol Support

  • Network Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, DHCP, NTP, SSL, IGMP
  • Transport Protocols: TDS (supported by iOS app only for now)

Audio

  • Audio Compression: AAC-LC
  • 4 x Embedded HDMI Audio Input
  • 1 x Analog Line adjustable gain

Physical

  • Dimensions: 4.33"(110mm)W x 4.33"(110mm)D x 1.36"(34.5mm)H

Interfaces

  • iOS: Sphere App
  • WebUI
  • Factory Reset

Network

  • 2x Ethernet: 10/100BASE-T

Power

  • 2x 2 Pin Lemo Power input
  • Nominal power consumption: 18W system (encoding at 1080p)+ up to 20W for USB + up to 24-56W fused at a maximum of 2 amps for PoE
  • Auxiliary Power Input: 12-28V DC

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