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[TechRadar] Could this dual-lens camera be GoPro's first entry-level VR rig?
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Could this dual-lens camera be GoPro's first entry-level VR rig?

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/cameras/GoPro/GoPro_VR_Cam_Hero-470-75.jpg" alt="Could this dual-lens camera be GoPro's first entry-level VR rig?"/><p>GoPro is no stranger to 360-degree video. Between its <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/gopro-omni-is-the-vr-action-camera-you-re-looking-for-1318551">Omni six-camera setup</a> and its own tech powering Google's <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/here-s-how-you-can-get-your-hands-on-google-s-crazy-gopro-vr-camera-1297502">ridiculous 16-lens Jump rig</a>, GoPro likes to stay near the cutting edge of VR video.</p><p>However, the company may be looking to cut out the need for <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/camcorders/gopro-is-now-making-a-dedicated-backpack-for-you-to-carry-all-your-gopros-1324255">an arsenal of cameras</a> to make 360-degree magic, using what appears to be a single two-lens system debuted while filming this year's MotoGP, as spotted by <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/15/gopro-herovr-camera/">Engadget</a>.</p><p>The device, built into the bike of pro racer Dakota Mamola, is described as the first-ever VR GoPro setup - creating an immersive video feed with just two 180-degree lenses, each hooked up to a HEROCast wireless transmitter.</p><mediainsert caption="null" mediatype="YouTube" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ZQB62m-es&amp;feature=youtu.be" width="420">YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ZQB62m...rt><p>It's <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/gopro-wants-to-make-a-360-degree-vr-camera-for-the-masses-1312706">no secret</a> that GoPro has been vying for a VR product meant for the masses; the $5,000 (about £3,784/AU$6,583) pricetag for the Omni isn't exactly appropriate for the average consumer, after all.</p><p>That said, this isn't a confirmation of an entry-priced 360-degree GoPro. No formal announcement has been made yet - not to mention that the rig shown on the motorcycle appears somewhat on the experimental side.</p><p>Considering the company's struggling financial quarter last year - and <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/gopro-drone-is-a-no-go-until-later-this-year-1320489">the delay</a> of its camera-equipped drone, <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/here-s-a-look-at-footage-taken-by-the-first-gopro-drone-1307712">Karma</a> - GoPro could stand to shake things up and soon, but we'll just have to be patient before any concrete details of an entry-level VR device emerge.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/gopro-footage-survives-a-year-on-the-ocean-floor-1324651">GoPro cam footage survived for a year on the ocean floor</a></li></ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/p0J6QkimaB8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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