GoPro Developed A 16-Camera Rig for Google Jump
GoPro announced yesterday that the company will be launching a quad-copter and rig for filming virtual reality. Today, the company announces that they have built a camera rig separately with Google.
The company has made this camera rig exclusively for Google’s Jump, the search giant’s newly announced VR creation platform. The virtual reality Eco-system with 16-camera array gives a 360 degrees view for filming 3 Dimensional VR content. The camera rig has a long battery life, it syncs cameras and has a multi camera control for capturing 3D video recordings.
Google and GoPro together have spared all virtual reality film makers the hassle of making these rigs themselves using 3D printed parts and duct tapes. The camera array slots introduced by GoPro fit right into the bio-network.
So you can basically make videos and films for everything, be it YouTube or Cardboard (Google). GoPro is a leading name in the industry for hardware; however, this new move of launching Jump rig has furthermore strengthened the company’s technological side without actually having to do much.
So what exactly is the purpose of this Jump rig and who will have access to this extraordinary piece of technology. All 16 cameras will sync themselves automatically using Jump software created by Google. The hardware’s extra viable battery will let you capture major 3D footage and then optimize it using the software. Check out the video below and see for yourself!
The end product will only be available for selected Google’s YouTube content developers and that too only for six months. After that it will be available for open purchase. The price for this device has not been announced yet.