A partnership of two high-end companies will bring virtual reality to a new level as GoPro’s Odyssey is ready for its 3D, 360 angle, which will team up with Google’s Jump to provide viewers exquisite content and stunning imagery.
Jump is a virtual reality platform owned by the tech giant that will aim to work with the company’s Cardboard VR headset, and immerse us better into the future of technology. It seems virtual reality is where the potential for many domains is still unlocked, with major companies working on individual devices that will revolutionize numerous industries.
GoPro and Google have, thus, developed Odyssey, a technological monster that will be able to capture high quality imaging in a 360 angle, seemingly more aimed at professional content creators. Considering its whopping and hair-rising price of $15,000, it’s quite understandable.
The cost could be estimated due to the 16 GoPro Hero 4 cameras mounted on the large contraption, which come to around $8,000 themselves. The rest of its prices includes connectivity mounts, cables, memory cards which should be extensive due to the high quality recordings, a pelican case, and the Odyssey rig which will hold it all together.
The exceptionally performing camera-chain will be perfectly synchronized through the device, with similar settings and features, that will shoot 2.7K quality videos in 4:3 ratio. If the price tag has not scared amateur content creators off, there is a catch to getting your hands on the GoPro Odyssey that can capture astounding 360 images.
The devices will come in a limited edition, so those wishing to acquire the high-end camera need to sign up way ahead of its delivery in November. Google and GoPro alike will then select from the list of buyers, and carefully pick who gets a unit of the Odyssey camera to test, travel, capture and create exciting 3D, 360 content.
Along with Jump platform, the team will work the videos through an “assembler”, which will stitch together all 360 shots to create an interactive YouTube video that will permit viewers to use their keypads to look around. It will essentially offer them control of where they’re watching and what their watching in the content made available.
This particular feature will be innovative and absolutely groundbreaking when we will get our hands on virtual reality headsets, which will immerse us into a video as easy as actually being there. With one turn of our head, we could genuinely see what was recorded in another direction.
According to GoPro president, Tony Bates, professional content creators will be encouraged through Jump and GoPro to “pioneer new technology – to capture, to edit and share immersive content.”.
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