Google Jump is an entire ecosystem for virtual reality filmmaking

Near the end of the opening keynote at Google’s I/O developer conference, the company announced something called “Jump.” And while it may have sounded like Jump was just a camera rig the company built in conjunction with GoPro, it’s much more than that. Jump is an entire ecosystem for creating virtual reality videos, and it sounds like the kind of thing that could help VR take off by making it much more accessible to both create and consume.

As Clay Bavor, Google’s vice president of product, detailed on stage Jump consists of three parts: the camera rig itself, software that automatically assembles and processes the footage, and a player. First, Google has developed blueprints for a 360-degree camera rig made with 16 cameras — enough to…

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Author: Sean O’Kane

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