Google is reportedly going to allow a select few of you test out their latest project, the Jump virtual reality camera equipment. You know, the one that was unveiled earlier this year during Google I/O event? If you don’t, you should go and check out the video from the conference to see just how cool this thing is.
For those of you that don’t want to go and watch the video, the Jump device is an array of 16 GoPro cameras all arranged in a circular design. What this apparently does allow the user to capture video that will be suitable for a virtual reality setting.
[blockquote author=”Google”]Jump enables creators to capture the world in VR video–video that you can step inside of–and make it available to everyone.[/blockquote]
While the pricing of the equipment has not yet been set, we can’t imagine that the device will be inexperience. That is why Google is not just going to be handing these out on a whim as you will need to impress the Search Giant explain exactly what you plan on using the Jump device for. There is form located at the source link that you can follow if you feel the need to apply, though we recommend you do so only if you have a great project in mind and you have the skill to make Google want to send you one.
All in all, this is a great opportunity for amateur and veteran users alike and will make a great addition to any serious directors out there.
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