Concert pumped out live in 360 degree VR to viewers on devices
Haivision, provider of enterprise video and streaming solutions, and Sales Cube, a specialist in video transmission systems for media and broadcast productions, have announced at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam that they have powered the first 4K 360 degree virtual reality (VR) live stream for Deutsche Telekom’s Street Gigs Red Hot Chili Peppers’ concert.
Filmed live on Tuesday this week in Berlin, the VR online streaming experience was powered by Haivision’s KB 4K HEVC/H.264 encoder, an essential part of the live video workflow, streaming the Nokia OZO Professional Virtual Reality camera feed to more than 675,000 viewers on YouTube Live.
“In a high profile live event like the 360 live stream for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, you really need to know that you’re working with most reliable systems that will not fail when your stream goes live,” said Tobias Vees, CEO of Sales Cube. “Haivision’s KB 4K encoder fuelled the highest quality streams and supported a spectacular 4K viewing experience.”
“It’s rewarding to be involved in innovative projects like this,” said Peter Maag, chief marketing officer, Haivision. “Our 4K encoder is our highest performance appliance in our KB series, providing broadcasters with flexible and reliable options for live event streaming, and helping deliver the highest quality live video to global internet audiences, regardless of device.”