gopro reveals a 360° camera rig for capturing on google's VR headset jump
gopro reveals a 360° camera rig for capturing on google's VR headset jump gopro reveals a 360° camera rig for capturing on google's VR headset jump
may 29, 2015

gopro reveals a 360° camera rig for capturing on google's VR headset jump

gopro reveals a 360° camera rig for capturing on google’s VR headset jump
image courtesy of gopro






at google’s annual developer conference google i/o, gopro announced that they are building a 360° camera array for stereoscopic, spherical content capturing. gopro plans on being at the epicenter of advancing innovations in virtual reality (VR), so it made sense for a collaboration with google because of their ever expanding VR platform called ‘jump’. for six months this device will be available to youtube’s top creators after which it will get a consumer release. the few prototypes made will have 16 cameras that work together as one. it includes features such as camera syncing, multi camera control and an extended battery life help, to eliminate some of the video community’s biggest challenges when it comes to spherical content capturing.


an example of the rig in action 
video courtesy of gopro




announced at last year’s i/o conference, google ‘jump’ uses a DIY cardboard headset and a smartphone to capture and share immersive 3D content so that everyone can experience a time or place like they’re actually there. at the 2015 i/o conference, google decided to enlarge the headset to fit six inch smartphones as well as expand the SDK to work with apple’s iOS software. together, the two companies created a easy-to-use integrated solution for a truly immersive experience.

google’s DIY VR headset jump
image courtesy of google


image courtesy of google


prototype rig by gopro
image courtesy of google



the VR headset is compatible with 6 inch smartphones 
image courtesy of google


the smartphone inside the headset splits the picture to create the VR experience 
image courtesy of google


google made available the blueprints for the headset 
image courtesy of google


  • So it points in and out…and is missing the massive date feed let alone the actual control:) its cute…and can be built. just not by these people

    mikka says:

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