Teradek Sphere HDMI Wireless 360° Real-Time Video Monitoring

Teradek's Sphere is a real-time monitoring and live streaming solution for multi-camera 360° productions.

Teradek Sphere HDMI Wireless 360° Real-Time Video Monitoring

Teradek's Sphere is a real-time monitoring and live streaming solution for multi-camera 360° productions.

SKU: TER-SPHERE-360LS

Cat no: 22638

  • Real-Time 360° Monitoring on iPads
  • Four HDMI Inputs
  • Supports Input Signals up to 1080p30
  • Real-Time iOS-Based Stiching Engine
  • Live Stream to 360° Video Platforms
  • Rectilinear and Panoramic Viewing Modes
  • Four USB Ports to Power GoPro Rigs
  • Dual 10/100 Ethernet Ports
  • Daisy-Chain Second Sphere for 8 Cameras
  • 4-Camera GoPro Rig Mount Included
Price match

Estimated Delivery 2 to 3 days

£3,052.00 (ex vat) £3,662.40 (incl vat)

Finance from £68.61 per month - view more details

Teradek Sphere HDMI Wireless 360° Real-Time Video Monitoring

(Includes Live Streaming Licence).

Real-time 360º Monitoring and Live Streaming
Monitor your 360º live production on an iPad and stream it directly to the web, all at the same time.

*A license is required for live streaming to the Web

Any Rig in Any Environment
Compatible with any HDMI camera, Sphere is the most flexible 360º monitoring and streaming solution for 4-camera VR rigs. Its 4 USB ports offer an integrated power solution for GoPro rigs and its stereo analog audio input allows you to embed the output of your soundboard right into the live feed.

Sphere also includes twin Lemo connectors for redundant power and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports for Internet connectivity and attaching a second Sphere unit.

Sphere Stitching Engine
Sphere is unique in that it doesn’t require a PC to stitch panoramic footage into a 360º format. Instead, the stitching engine is iOS based and offers real-time compositing of up to 8 1080p camera feeds, allowing you and your crew to be more mobile than ever before.

Stitching Configuration Options
The Sphere iOS application offers numerous parameters for tweaking your 360º footage to your liking. In addition to multiple lens correction options, you can adjust the image rotation and edge alignment of your stitch from the app’s intuitive UI.

Colour Calibration Settings
Users can calibrate each camera’s white balance, tint, and color profile right from the Sphere application. If you need a quick calibration, the application can color match across all video feeds at the same time to provide a balanced image instantly.

Wireless and Internet Connectivity
Sphere connects to wireless access points and the Internet via a 10/100 Ethernet jack. To enhance the wireless range of your Sphere stream, we recommend connecting the device to a Ubiquiti access point for a robust WiFi signal up to several thousand feet.

In-App Recording
The Sphere iOS application allows you to save individual 360º snapshots and your stitched video footage directly to your iPad’s hard drive in MP4 format.

Support for up to 8 Cameras
Should you need more than 4 cameras for your 360º production, a second Sphere can be daisy-chained using the device’s 10/100 Ethernet port.

Features

  • Real-time 360º Monitoring
  • Intelligent Image Correction

The Sphere app for iOS automatically adjusts exposure, tint, and white balance across all four video feeds to ensure a consistent picture

Sphere is a unique combination of hardware and software featuring a patent-pending video processing platform for iOS and OSX. By dynamically adjusting each camera’s white balance, tint, exposure and lens distortion in real-time, Sphere is able to display and stream a consistent panoramic video.

Sphere’s hardware interface features four HDMI inputs and a built-in H.264 encoder that can encode up to 10Mbps, providing a realistic 360º-video experience. When connected via Ethernet to a wireless access point, Sphere streams in real-time to Apple laptops and iOS devices where users can record or view the live 4K (4x1080p) content in 3 different ways:

Perspective Mode

  • Maneuver your iOS device in any direction to explore your 360º-video content as it is being shot. As you move your iOS device, the camera feed moves with it, showing you footage from any angle in which you point your tablet or smartphone

Panoramic Mode

  • Pan and zoom across all 4 video feeds stitched together into a panorama

Headset Mode

  • Experience your live 360º content as it was intended for your audience
  • For remote viewing, the Sphere app can be used to live stream to any compatible 360º online video platform, including Wowza and YouTube.

Product Specification



Video
Video Inputs 4 x Full Size
Colour Sampling HDMI input supports RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:2:2

Inputs
Supported Resolutions 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
1080i 50/59.94/60
1080PsF 23.98/24/25
720p50/59.94/60
480p59.94, 576p50 
Audio Input 4 x Embedded HDMI Audio Input

Video Processing
Video Compression Baseline, Main and High Profile H.264
Supported Video Bitrate 250 Kbps to 10 Mbps
Additional Built in Video Scaler and Deinterlacer

Protocol Support
Network Protocols TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, DHCP, NTP, SSL, IGMP
Transport Protocols TDS (supported by iOS app only for now)

Audio Processing
Audio Compression AAC-LC

Outputs
Audio 1 x Analog Line adjustable gain

Physical
Dimensions 4.33"W x 4.33"D x 1.36"H (110 x 110 x 34.5 mm)

Interfaces
Http WebUI
Switches Factory Reset
Mobile App iOS: Sphere App
Requires iPad Pro or newer
Supported streaming platforms: YouTube 360
Supported Output Resolution:4Kp24 and lower
Number of Supported Cameras: Up to 8 (requires 2 Spheres for more than 4 Cameras) 

Network
Ethernet 2 x Ethernet: 10/100 BASE-T

Power
Power Input 2 x 2 Pin Lemo Power Input
Nominal Power Consumption 18W System (Encoding at 1080p)
Up to 20W for USB
Up to 24-56W Fused at a Maximum of 2 amps for PoE
Auxilary Power Input 12-28V DC
  • 1 x Sphere
  • 1 x Protective SKB Case - military-standard waterproof hard case with custom foam (13.5in x 9.5in x 6.5in - 34.29cm x 24.13cm x 16.51cm)
  • 1 x GoPro Hero4 VR Camera Rig (for 4 Cameras)

For Sphere

  • 1 x Quickstart Guide - Sphere
  • 1 x Sphere Mounting Bracket
  • 4 x HDMI Male Type D (Micro) to HDMI Male Type A (Full) Cable 18 inch length
  • 1 x Ethernet Cable
  • 2 x Screw Socket Head Cap 32x1/4inch
  • 1 x Hex L Key 7/64inch x 3 3/4inch length
  • 1 x 1-Year Warranty
  • 1 x PSU 60W AC Adapter 24V to 2pin Lemo with Type A, G, C PlugFor VR Camera Rig
  • 1 x 4-inch Rod MicroGrip 1/4 20" Male to Female 

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £68.61 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £118.61 £68.61 £50.00 £4,166.54
48 £131.18 £81.18 £50.00 £3,946.79
36 £152.49 £102.49 £50.00 £3,739.50
24 £194.91 £144.91 £50.00 £3,527.82
12 £322.02 £272.02 £50.00 £3,314.30

Select "Photolease finance" as the payment option at checkout. Finance is only available to UK incorporated limited companies. A minimum basket total of £1,000.00 applies, Photolease will normally contact you within one hour of receipt of your application if sent during business hours of 9am - 5pm (BST), Monday to Friday.

Photolease Ltd  is an independent finance company specialising in leasing equipment to the creative industry. Visit photolease.co.uk for more information as well as their terms and conditions. Offer is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Written details available upon request.

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