Sphere HDMI

There are two options with the Sphere:
  • The "Monitoring Package" version allows for monitoring your 360 Stream on a local network.
  • The "Monitoring + Streaming Package" version allow for monitoring as well as the ability to stream to the Internet (e.g. a CDN like YouTube 360, etc.)
You can upgrade to the "Streaming Package" any time after purchasing the Sphere by purchasing the "Sphere Streaming License."
This is the HDMI version of Sphere. The SDI version of Sphere is available here
Sphere compatible with HDMI or HD-SDI

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 2-Pin Connector 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.

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Product Highlights

  • Real-Time 360° Monitoring on iPads
  • Four HDMI Inputs
  • Supports Input Signals up to 1080p30
  • Real-Time iOS-Based Stiching Engine
  • Live Stream to 360° Video Platforms
  • Rectilinear and Panoramic Viewing Modes
  • Four USB Ports to Power GoPro Rigs
  • Dual 10/100 Ethernet Ports
  • Daisy-Chain Second Sphere for 8 Cameras


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