Nokia launches Ozo Live and offers customers free access for a year worth $9000 US

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Lucky enough to own a Nokia OZO 360 camera? If so, it’s time to snag a free one-year license to OZO Live, Nokia’s software solution that allows live broadcasting of 3D 360 VR video and audio from the OZO.

OZO Live stitches footage from the OZO’s eight perfectly synced cameras in real time and outputs either monoscopic or stereoscopic (i.e. 3D) video and 3D audio. After the promotion ends, a one-year commercial license for OZO Live will cost $9,000 or 8,000€.

On September 30, Nokia announced the launch of OZO Live to a handful of countries, including the U.S., Canada, EU, China, Macau, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. The company also announced free one-year licenses to the software for existing and new OZO customers from now through the end of 2016.

Although OZO Live was announced earlier this year, the technology was limited to select partners and events. To celebrate the announcement, Nokia broadcast the Austin City Limits Music Festival, held September 30 to October 2, live in VR. Crews used six OZO cameras to broadcast live 360 performances of Mumford and Sons, Nathaniel Rateliff, Brett Dennen and City and Colour and Honne, exclusively through the Samsung VR app.

The Nokia OZO is a high-end, professional virtual reality camera costing $45,000 (originally priced at $60,000 when announced in December 2015). Its eight cameras act as one and output a single video file. The OZO system also offers real-time monitoring and live virtual reality preview.

For more information, visit the Nokia OZO website.

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