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Google Has A New VR Camera And A 'Roadmap' For Answering Facebook

April 29, 2017 | Telepresence Options


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Google's JUMP team is announcing a new, virtual reality camera today that is smaller and lighter than its predecessors. The new unit is being positioned as an affordable, portable, easy to use system that will allow creators to make high quality 360 videos more easily.

This new camera was built in partnership with YI technologies. It is known as the YI Halo and Google is referring to it as the "next generation" for its JUMP platform.

The Halo combines 17 4k YI Action cameras into a ring. One of these is called the "Up" camera and faces the sky in the center of the circle of cameras to capture what's above the viewer. The entire rig weighs less than eight pounds.

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