TNW: Google brings its Jump camera rig to YouTube Spaces to encourage more VR content creation

Posted May 20, 2016
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Google announced at its I/O event this week that it will release its own VR program and headset called Daydream. Google also announced that Daydream will be able to link up to YouTube, a Google owned site, and make VR more of a constant in people's video experience.

Google already is in the VR game with its cardboard headset that uses your smartphone as the VR screen.  Daydream is a step beyond that, going for the full VR experience with a proper headset, as well as a Wii like remote for 360 video viewing on home screens.

Google is releasing the products to developers to create content for the new device and platform, so stay tuned for more.

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It’ll also be making its catalogue of regular videos available to watch through Daydream through 360-degree and 3D video imaging technology. That’s everything from Keyboard Cat to “Why You Always Lying” in a full immersive experience.

To encourage its creators to make more VR content, it’s also bringing its Jump camera rig to its Los Angeles and New York YouTube Space studios. The team hopes to expand this program globally later in the year, and should be free for creators to use as long as they qualify to take advantage of a YouTube Space in the first place.

Google also announced that it will soon work with IMAX to create a 3D camera rig so soon, the Jump program may be more than just 16 GoPros strapped to a wheel.

For more info on Daydream, check out the official landing page here.


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