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April 13, 2017

Meet Flying EYE – World’s First Broadcast Quality 6K VR Drone

Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream

Flying EYE is the world’s first drone system capable of streaming live, in broadcast quality 6K, 360 video, and has a range of over 5 miles.

FlyingEye
Flying EYE uses a custom wireless transmission system, Breeze, exclusive to 360 Designs, live VR streams can be broadcast anywhere in the world in ultra-high quality, and streamed live to YouTube, Facebook or VR headsets. Viewers can get a sense of flying “like a bird” as they hover above sporting, news, and music events.
“We wanted to create a broadcast quality live 360 drone platform for professionals, so they can create stunning live VR productions, with or without the drone in shot. The sky is no longer the limit.”
– Alx Klive, CEO of 360 Designs.
 
Perfect for 360 video, the system has applications for traditional TV broadcasting, with the company recently demonstrating how it is possible to extract a zoomable, pannable 2D high-definition feed, from live 360 footage.
 
Featuring studio-grade camera sensors and a broadcast-standard SDI/NDI workflow, technical directors, DP’s, and VR supervisors can be assured of the highest-quality live image, and an easy-to-integrate system.
 
Flying EYE™ is a complete, live streaming, professional grade, wireless VR drone system:
  • World’s leading live VR camera (Mini EYE™ 3 and other 3 camera VR rigs)
  • Introducing Breeze™ – Our ultra high quality, broadcast grade, low latency 6K wireless video system
  • Flying EYE™ 360 camera stabilization system
Tried-and-tested drone platform (Matrice 600 Pro by DJI)
  • Ground station – provides stitched 4K SDI, 6K NDI, and 6K H.265 (HEVC) outputs
 
FLYING EYE FEATURES:
  • Can be used for live and non-live 6K VR acquisition – with recordings made on the ground or in the air
  • Designed for integration into broadcast quality, multi-camera Live VR productions
  • Ultra high quality custom 6K wireless video system offers virtually uncompressed, low latency video transfer
  • Max wireless video range: 3-6 miles
  • Flying time between battery changes: 10-12 mins (to 20% charge)
  • Product can be customized to your requirements
  • Available for purchase, rental or as a service (please contact 360designs for details)
FlyingEye Drone VR
CAMERA FEATURES OF FLYING EYE
  • Fully immersive live 360 video
  • Live 6K stitcher is included
  • 3K 60, 4K 30 or 6K 30 resolution (stitched output)
  • The best image and picture quality on the market – 10 Bit colour, Blackmagic picture quality and color science
  • HFOV 450 degrees – perfect for live use, 30 degrees of overlap per stitch line for post production
  • VFOV 380 degrees – fully spherical video, no zenith or nadir hole
  • Professional grade 6G SDI output (4K), or, 6K NDI or 6K H.265 (HEVC) IP stream over ethernet
  • Blends in perfectly with professional broadcast equipment for live VR sports, music, news, current affairs and events
  • Exclusive broadcast lens package, with professional calibration and per-camera lens matching for all lenses (why this is important)
  • Reliable system, all locking connections
  • Flexible platform can be used for other applications (including 2D)
 
For more details please see the product pages for Mini EYE 3, Matrice 600 Pro and the Blackmagic Micro Studio Cameras
 
FLYING EYE™ TECHNICAL SPECS
 
MAIN SPECS
  • Max Video Resolution: 6K 30fps
  • Color: 10 bit near uncompressed
  • Latency: <1 sec
 
BREEZE INPUT CONNECTIONS
  • Breeze™ Video Inputs: 3 x 6G SDI (4K 10 bit uncompressed)
 
BREEEZE PROCESSING
  • Modes: Single 2D camera or 360 Camera
  • Live Stitching: Built in
  • Live Stitcher Capability (30fps): Can stitch 3 x 4K inputs,  to 4K or 6K stitched output
  • Live Stitcher Capability (60fps): Can stitch 3 x HD inputs, to 3K output at 60fps
 
BREEZE OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
  • Video Output: 1 x 6G SDI (Max 4K30 10 bit uncompressed video output)
  • IP Stream (Ethernet) Video Output: 6K NDI or 6K 30fps H.265 / HEVC
BREEZE AUDIO
  • Audio Channels: 6 Audio channels
  • Sampling: 48Khz 24bit
  • Microphones: Can use built-in on-camera (Blackmagic) microphones (6 total) or up to 6 external microphones
FlyingEye Drone VR

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