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GoPro has joined the VR race

Action camera brand GoPro has revealed its plans to join the emerging VR market.

The troubled company announced its new Omni VR camera rig last week, signalling its step into the virtual reality field.

Now GoPro has announced a new channel dedicated to 360-degree or VR content, which it calls GoPro VR. It has also unveiled a new version of its HeroCast wireless streaming tool, LiveVR, that’s dedicated to VR content.

GoPro has also elaborated (via Engadget) on that aforementioned VR camera rig. It turns out the six-camera Omni VR will set you back $5,000 (around £3,500) for a complete bundle to get you up and running and creating extreme 360-degree content.

Already got a stack of GoPro cameras in your possession? Then you can purchase a reduced bundle for $1,500 (about £1,060).

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Pre-orders for the Omni VR camera will be opening up today, which is when the GoPro VR platform will also be launching. Today will also see the launch of GoPro VR apps for iOS and Android.

For those who have been tracking GoPro closely, they might recognise the work of Kolor Eyes – the 360-degree software specialist GoPro acquired around this time last year.

GoPro will be showing off its VR product line-up at the NAB show that’s set to kick off in Las Vegas later today.

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