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VR film-makers can register for GoPro's 16-camera Odyssey rig

• http://www.gizmag.com, SIMON CRISP

Now the action camera manufacturer has announced that professional virtual reality content creators with a spare US$15,000 could soon get their hands on the Odyssey set-up, which is designed for Google's 3D, 360-degree virtual reality platform, Jump.

Professionals are being invited to register their interest in purchasing the GoPro Odyssey, though its hefty price-tag isn't the only restriction as to who'll get to take it for a spin. GoPro and Google will select which VR film-makers will receive the limited-quantity Odyssey rigs, presumably to ensure high quality for the first 360-degree examples on Google's Jump platform.

For their money, users will get a panoramic capture rig along with 16 of the firm's Hero4 Black cameras which come with custom firmware, and are held in vertical orientation to capture immersive, 3D, 360-degree content at high resolutions. Also included are 16 array bacpacs with syncing cables, a microphone and a custom-built ultra-rugged Pelican case for carrying it around in.


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