Facebook designs a $30,000 camera rig for 360-degree video
The social-networking giant is offering filmmakers instructions for how to build a camera designed to capture 360-degree video. The project is called Surround 360, and the camera will cost about \\$30,000 to make.
That may seem like a lot, but for an aspiring 360 filmmaker it could make sense. Consider the competition. Nokia offers a camera setup called the Ozo, which costs \\$60,000. GoPro, a manufacturer of extreme-sports cameras, sells its own take for \\$15,000.
Facebook believes its 17-camera setup might be more appealing because it includes software that marries the images together, reducing the amount of time it takes to make a 360-degree video.