Women's golf latest sport to get the 360 degree video treatment
Sports and 360 video are seemingly a match made in heaven, with each week bringing a new announcement in the area.
The most recent news is from imaging and electronics company Ricoh, which developed a series of 360 degree film capturing cameras. Its Theta S model will film the Women's British Open, a major women's professional golf championship.
The compact camera boasts high-res spherical output images of up to nearly 14 megapixels and HD live streaming, as well as 8GB of memory.
The Championship is one of the first golf tournaments to be captured in 360 degrees and Ricoh will be filming behind the scenes content as part of its 360 View of Golf initiative.
It'll film inside-the-ropes views, behind-the-scenes clips, player interviews and press conferences, sharing them on the social accounts of the tournament. It's worth noting that Ricoh has sponsored the Women’s British Open since 2007.
“Ricoh's 360 View of Golf is an innovative and exciting way to bring 360 video and stills technology to golf fans and the sport as a whole,” said Ross Hallett, IMG Championship director.
“The Championship is delighted to support this exciting project and I believe the unique content will give fans a new and exciting insight into it,” he added.
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