Integrated, best-of-breed components (camera, cloud, apps) offer practical means for creatives, enterprises, and educators to harness the power of immersive media
LOS ANGELES, CA (OCTOBER 23, 2017)- Live Planet, Inc. (www.LivePlanet.net), producer of the groundbreaking system that makes live and recorded stereoscopic VR video easy and affordable to produce, distribute, and monetize, today announced details and availability of its end-to-end system including its Cloud Platform and revolutionary stereoscopic VR and 360° camera. Manufacturing of 100 cameras to satisfy pre-sale commitments has commenced and initial shipments will be available starting the week of December 4. Additional orders may be placed via the website.
The LIVE PLANET™ Cloud Platform will also launch its Public Beta Program the week of December 4. During the previous Private Beta Program, more than 35 partners helped validate and drive additional features for the open cloud platform. Parties interested in exploring the power of the LIVE PLANET System may now visit www.LivePlanet.net to sign up for free priority access to participate in the Beta Program.
Prior to the LIVE PLANET System, limited point solutions and an absence of standards in the VR marketplace made it difficult and expensive for creators to produce and distribute immersive stereoscopic VR and 360° video content on a wide basis to the ever-growing set of platforms and headsets consumers use – such as Facebook 360°, YouTube, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard (IOS and Android), PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive. It has been even harder to deliver live and paid content to this diverse range of viewers. Now, the LIVE PLANET System brings relief with its practical solution that enables easy capture, management, and optimal delivery – both live streamed and recorded – to all major immersive endpoints.
The LIVE PLANET System is comprised of three primary components that can be utilized individually or in conjunction with one another to realize additional benefits and efficiencies:
“After more than two and half years of development, we have now created best-of-breed components that are highly integrated and allow creators worldwide to benefit from the power, simplicity, and cost-effectiveness of our system,” said Halsey Minor, founder and CEO of Live Planet. “We greatly reduce the cost and complexity of workflow while allowing for a far greater VR experience. Within thirty minutes of box opening, Live Planet customers can live stream stereoscopic VR, perfectly stitched, to all VR and 360° platforms. Customers lined up for our launch comprise the largest turnkey ecosystem in the industry today and through Live Planet will be enabled to deliver what the market has needed for broad consumer adoption of VR.”
Live Planet, Inc. produces the only end-to-end capture, distribution, and monetization system for immersive video. The LIVE PLANET System makes it easy, practical, and affordable to create and deliver stereoscopic VR and 360° video, whether live or recorded, allowing creators to focus on their productions and applications. Live Planet, Inc. is based in Los Angeles and San Jose, CA.
The LIVE PLANET System is the brainchild of its founder and CEO, Internet pioneer Halsey Minor. With deep experience in technology, media, and cloud platforms as CNET founder, producer of CNET’s television programs, and co-founder of Salesforce.com and other successful ventures, Halsey has assembled a world-class team of experts to bring his passions and experiences together. The goal: to transform the world of video toward a more compelling, controllable future for consumer and business applications everywhere.