The stitching of the hand and the silhouette on the snow seem to show that this is a slim 2-lens camera. GoPro has no known cameras with such a design. By comparison, here is the distinctive silhouette of the GoPro Omni:
Rather, the 2-lens camera seems to be from a Ricoh Theta.
Given that GoPro is allowing other cameras’ content on their platform, why would you want to put your video on GoPro VR? It has several advantages:
– Accessible by app (iOS and Android) or by browser. Some 360 content sharing platforms are app-only or browser-only. GoPro VR allows your image to be seen either on a desktop via browser or on a smart device.
– High resolution: some platforms, such as YouTube and MettaVR, seem to reduce the image quality of your video, to decrease the bandwidth and make the stream appear smoother. GoPro VR seems to have a higher maximum image quality, as shown by GoPro’s featured videos.
Nonetheless, there are some questions:
– Will GoPro VR add support for 3D 360 videos?
In any case, it will be interesting to see how large of a role GoPro VR will have among 360 content sharing platforms.