OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced a pivotal update bringing greater creative control to its
immersive VIRB 360 camera experience: HyperFrame
Director Mode, RAW video stitching, and a wide range of new power
tools for VIRB 360’s free VIRB Edit desktop editing software. The
powerful new HyperFrame feature enables customers to create beautifully
stabilized traditionally framed content out of their high quality
spherical footage. The ability to re-frame content after filming – using
smooth camera pans, incredibly wide angles, and even tiny planets will
change the way customers choose to capture and share their content
beyond VR. HyperFrame allows users to “stay in the moment” without
having to consider where the camera needs to be pointed during filming.
The best just got better.
Picture the ability to present traditional fixed-view content at 1080p
and having the editing power to easily reframe angles that are
impossible to achieve with traditional cameras – whether it’s a quick
360-degree turn to reveal the crowd surrounding a live concert, or
zooming out of a shot with mind-bending angles to show off a set of
snow-capped mountains in the backdrop. All this without losing camera
stabilization – this is HyperFrame Director Mode.
“Recording in 360 is just the tip of the iceberg now. HyperFrame
Director Mode puts users in the director’s chair and allows them to
subtly merge VIRB 360 spherical footage into fixed-view content,” said
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “With the
new HyperFrame and RAW stitching capabilities, this puts VIRB 360 in a
position second to none by bringing together premium features not seen
in any other spherical camera on the market.”
With the update, VIRB Edit can now stitch RAW footage and provide smooth
stabilization to content captured at 5.7K, eliminating the need for
expensive third party software. Additionally, customers can now expand
the range of their VIRB 360 camera with exciting new features – like
long photo exposures, and new photo burst options.
The new updates further solidify the VIRB 360 as the premier spherical
camera for customers craving a large amount of creative control, high
quality content, and minimal effort. Even before this feature set
upgrade, the VIRB 360 has been steadily catching the attention of
numerous media publications for its best-in-class visuals, stunning
stabilization and reliable ease of use.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation, advancements with
camera solutions, wireless devices and applications that are designed
for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary
business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and
outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual
pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
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