September 7, 2016 (Seattle) – Streambox Inc.®, an industry leading pioneer delivering unique video streaming solutions announced today 360 video stitching in Streambox Cloud, enabling all Streambox encoders to support streaming live 360 videos and allow for easy mobile 360 streaming.
One of the challenges of streaming 360 video is the seamless stitching of multi lens cameras required to achieve a 360 degree field of view. Most 360 cameras currently available do not provide built-in stitching and rely on powerful GPUs of connected servers or devices and rarely work in real time, making them unusable for live streaming.
Streambox performs the CPU intensive and power hungry video stitching process automatically on Streambox Cloud: providing full motion 30 fps video for the user. Alex Telitsine, Streambox CTO said, “The whole workflow is pretty much automated for the customers. We spin off new cloud instances on demand and the stitched 360 video stream is delivered automatically.”
Streambox specializes in delivering live video from remote locations using wireless bonding technology. Telitsine said, “In many cases devices are just not powerful enough or battery life is too much of an issue with a GPU in a mobile environment” but Streambox mobile encoders like AVENIR Micro or AVENIR Drone can stream 360 video from anywhere, including “moving cars, drones, boats, or motorcycles” since they are equipped with LTE/4G/3G network bonding to transport the video stream to Streambox Cloud for stitching.
Telitsine said, “Cloud stitching is an important step for 360 video delivery because it allows existing client devices to stream 360 video.” Streambox Cloud stitching works with all Streambox encoders, including AVENIR Micro and AVENIR Drone hardware encoders and Mac, Windows, and Linux software encoders. Currently customers can use Ricoh Theta S 360 cameras with support for additional cameras coming in the future.
360 video provides an immersive experience with viewers able to see and hear in every direction on mobile phones, tablets, or attached TV devices with 360 support. Mobile 360 video stitched in Streambox Cloud is perfect for live events or a second screen experience for traditional sports, newscasts, or live event broadcasts. Find out more at http://www.streamboxvr.com/index.php/cloud_stitching and try Streambox Cloud for free for 30 days at http://live.streambox.com.