Orah 4i Live Spherical VR Camera

Orah 4i Live Spherical VR Camera

Orah 4i Live Spherical VR Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Captures, Live-Streams 4K 360° Video
  • Records 4-Channel Ambisonic Audio
  • 4x Multi-Coated 8-Element Fisheye Lenses
  • Includes Real-Time Video Stitching Box
  • Intel CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GPU
  • VahanaVR-Based Processing Software
  • Store Video for Later or Transmit Live
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
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  • 1Description

Easily capture and share the world around you in 360° with the Orah 4i Live Spherical VR Camera, developed by VideoStitch. Featuring four image sensors, four lenses, and four high-frequency range microphones, the Orah 4i records both ambisonic audio and 4K video at 30 fps for an immersive spherical video experience with plug-and-play ease of use. Its all-metal body is designed for thermal efficiency for long shooting sessions and built-in stabilization and horizon correction keep video smooth. All-glass multi-coated eight-element fisheye lenses reduce flare, while automatic exposure and white balance aid in accurate scene reproduction.

More than just a camera, the 4i uses a single cable to connect to a dedicated stitching box with an Intel CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GPU to weave four video inputs into one using its own customized version of VideoStitch's VahanaVR software. The resulting stitched-together video can then be stored for later editing via the SD card slot or used for immediate live transmission. The box bristles with connectors, including four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, dual gigabit LAN, and mic and headset connectors. 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are also available.

Plug-and-Stream
Created with ease of use in mind, the Orah 4i is a self-contained plug-and-play unit. The camera unit uses a single Ethernet cable to plug into the stitching box, which can then stream over the Internet by connecting to your router over Ethernet or 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi. Or, save your stitched video directly to an SD card for later editing.
VahanaVR Built-In
The Orah 4i's stitching box is equipped with its own customized, perpetually-licensed stitching software based on VideoStitch's VahanaVR. The software removes seam lines, gaps, and artifacts when combining four video streams into a single equirectangular 4K video, suitable for low-latency transmission to popular platforms, such as YouTube, Oculus, and Littlstar.
Small Size, Big Picture
The diminutive size of the 4i camera makes it suitable for a variety of venues, including sports stadiums and arenas, concerts, and on-location news broadcasts. Equally comfortable in smaller spaces, the 4i can be used to record special moments like weddings and parties or for transmitting live footage from meetings and classrooms to remote participants.

While the stitching box must be connected to power or to a 19-19.5V battery, the camera's reach can be extended thanks to the included PoE adapter and your preferred length of Ethernet cable.
UPC: 863835000306
In the Box
Orah 4i Live Spherical VR Camera
  • Orah 4i VR Camera
  • Stitching Box
  • 6' Right-Angle CAT6 Cable
  • PoE Injector
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Maximum Video Resolution Live: 4K (4096 x 2048) at 30 fps
    Post-Produced Output: 4800 x 2400
    Video Format H.264 high, main, or baseline profile
    Video Bitrate 5 to 25 Mbps
    Audio 4-channel ambisonic at B-format
    Output Projection: Equirectangular
    Field of View: 360° full spherical
    Output Protocol RTMP to broadcast to server
    HLS for Smartphone, Cardboard, GearVR
    File format to save inputs/outputs to disk
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    Lens 4 x 8-element multi-coated fisheye
    Aperture f/2.0
    Image Sensor 4 x Sony EXMOR
    Video Processor 2 x Ambarella
    Resolution 2048 x 1536 per sensor
    Exposure Automatic
    White Balance Automatic
    Microphone 4 x high-dynamic range
    Synchronization Hardware
    Heat Dissipation Via thermal pad
    Power 48 V over PoE
    Material Anodized precipitation-hardened aluminum
    Dimensions 3.1 x 2.8 x 2.6" (8.0 x 7.0 x 6.5 cm)
    Weight 16.9 oz (480 g)
    Stitching Box
    CPU Intel
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce
    Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac with external antenna
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Ports and Connectors 4 x USB 3.0
    2 x USB 2.0
    2 x Gigabit Ethernet
    1 x 3.5 mm mic
    1 x Headset
    Card Slot 1 x SD card
    Class 10 U3 or better recommended
    Power 110 / 220 V connected on power outlet
    Dimensions 10.8 x 5.1 x 10.4" (27.4 x 13.0 x 26.4 cm)
    Weight 6.0 lb (2.7 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 13.3 x 5.1"
    4i Live Spherical VR Camera is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! A few bugs at first, but after updating the firmware I have zero complaints. Seriously, it is so easy to use it is ridiculous. Being able to pull footage directly into AE or an NLE (or send straight to the web) while skipping the stitching process makes it much more fun to shoot 360. The web app that allows you to control the camera is super intuitive (formatting the card, start/stop record, setting up RTMP, etc.). I was impressed at how easy it was to get quality 360 video online within minutes. If I was going to be super picky, I would have liked to see the POE injector built into the stitching box - even if it meant the box needed to be larger...
    Date published: 2017-04-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A no-brainer for 360 live streaming The Orah 4i is meant to make 4K 360 live-streaming a plug and play job and it does exactly what it is supposed to do. I have tried 4K live streaming to Facebook and Youtube and it does a great job as long as a steady 13 to 30 MBps connection is present. The only issue I have faced is with the recorded content. The orah stitches with an overlap present along the stitch lines which makes using the recorded output from the camera quite difficult. The camera was supposed to have an update which provides the option of recording the output from each lens separately so that stitching can be done later. Till that feature comes along, the Orah is pretty much just use-able as a live streaming device.
    Date published: 2017-08-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from DOESN'T WORK waited a YEAR like everyone else, was happy when I received it. Connected it-NOTHING-did the update, restarted the box and is stuck on the starting your camera page. I can see the camera info in the settings, but it does NOT display an image. Cleared the cache from chrome and firefox (I tried both) NOTHING! contacted customer service (btw you can only do this via email) they still have NOT fixed the issue. The company refers me to their weak troubleshooting page which lacks troubleshooting. Very disappointed, there is no help, there are no forums, there is nothing --if I do not get this fixed I will be returning. Horrible company, zero quality service.
    Date published: 2017-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Camera After some initial stumbling, I installed the latest 1.1.0 firmware from support.orah.co ,cleared my browser cache/cookies, inserted SD-Card, plugged an ethernet cable into the WAN port, Power on.. and bingo .. it's up and running. Solid build quality. The live stitching is pretty good and unit works as advertised. I expect future software updates will expand the capabilities of the Stitching Box. Pre-ordered in April, 2016 from B&H. Delivered to Christchurch, New Zealand 10 March, 2017 via DHL
    Date published: 2017-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome 360 livestreaming solution I waited a long time to get my hands on two of these, and the wait was worth it. One camera head was DOA and B&H replaced it within a week. As always, I'm very impressed with B&H customer service, they're the best. In terms of image quality, the maximum 4k resolution of the Orah 4i is, to me, the minimum resolution necessary for headset-quality immersion, and is more than enough for mobile 360 streaming (FB, YouTube, etc). Exposure and white balance processing across the four FOVs is outstanding, and visible seaming of the combined images is very minimal. Of course it is always best to avoid extreme backlighting or extreme shadows as these situations are problematic, even with Orah's fast f/2.0 glass. After applying all of the latest updates to the cameras and stitching boxes they have recorded and streamed flawlessly to YouTube and Facebook. The team at VideoStitch/Orah have a winner on their hands. Although there are four HDMI outputs on the stitching box, there is not yet any method within the UI to enable or manage those ports. Hopefully we'll see this functionality in future updates. Bottom line: At the moment (Spring 2017) this is as good as it gets in the sub-$15k 360 livestreaming camera market.
    Date published: 2017-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd recommend this product After a very long waiting it finally arrived. I'm still testing the camera and getting used to it. My first impression is positive and the camera will be suitable for my applications. I also hope it is high quality and reliable.
    Date published: 2017-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional 360 live stream Amazing product! A professional livestream solution and instantaneous recording 360 4K, ready for graphics trough HDMI 2.0 4K/ Low noise, 4 lenses, ambisonic audio. The best option.
    Date published: 2017-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from i will reconsider buying similar product again Great product, suits my professional need!
    Date published: 2017-03-09
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