Google Intros 360-Degree Jump Camera Rig With 16 Synced GoPros

We can expect Virtual Reality videos to be the next big advancement in Internet entertainment. Always ahead of the curve, Google yesterday introduced its Jump camera rig—a tool designed to help filmmakers create innovative 360-degree VR videos for YouTube that can be viewed on Google’s Cardboard VR headset. The Jump is a circular VR frame that uses 16 GoPro Hero4 cameras working in unison and set vertically (side by side) along the outer edge of the ring.

The Jump frame works in conjunction with the powerful Jump Assembler to flow the videos (captured from all 16 cameras at once) into one clear 360-degree stereoscopic HD video. Videos shot with Google and GoPro’s Jump ready 360-degree rig will be posted on YouTube this summer and more information is available here.