Teradek's Sphere is a real-time monitoring solution for multicamera 360° productions. Compatible with nearly any HDMI camera, Sphere accepts up to four camera output signals up to 1080p at 30 fps, and stitches the video files together for live viewing on an iPad. Utilizing an iOS-based stitching engine, no separate PC is required to stitch together your footage, allowing for real-time monitoring in your choice of viewing modes—including rectilinear and panoramic—all while keeping your production mobile. With a separately available streaming license, the stitched video can then be simultaneously streamed directly to the web to any compatible 360° online video platform, including Wowza and YouTube.
In addition to its four HDMI inputs, Sphere also features four USB ports that offer an integrated power solution for GoPro cameras. Audio can be input from each camera, or a separate feed from an audio board can be brought in via a 3.5mm stereo analog audio input. To connect to the internet, Sphere has a 10/100 Ethernet port. Should you need more than four cameras for your 360° productions, a second 10/100 Ethernet port is provided, allowing you to daisy-chain a second Sphere to support up to eight cameras. For power, Sphere features redundant two-pin LEMO inputs, offering protection against power supply failures to keep your live stream active.
To get your 360° productions up and running, Sphere comes with a mounting bracket, 18" micro-HDMI to HDMI cable, Ethernet cable, and an AC power adapter. A hardshell case is also provided to protect your Sphere when not in use.
Live Monitoring Solution for HDMI Cameras
Wireless and Internet Connectivity
Support for up to 8 Cameras
Redundant Power Inputs
Sphere iOS App
Real-Time 360° Monitoring Modes
Allows you to explore your live 360° content as if you were wearing a VR headset. Move the iPad around you to visualize the experience you are creating for your audience.
Displays your 360° live footage as a single panoramic image.
Little Planet mode turns your 360° video into a stereographic projection, allowing you to view it as if it were a 360° orb, or a "little planet."