Google Showcases Virtual Reality System in Collaboration with GoPro

By CIOReview | Monday, June 1, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Google in collaboration with camera maker GoPro unveiled a virtual reality (VR) system powered by Jump that can capture the world in VR video.

Virtual reality systems comprises of an assembler which turns raw into VR video, a player, and a camera rig housing 16 HERO4 cameras with a very specialized geometry which will be able to shoot 360 degree video in HD quality from all its cameras at once, said Google’s VP of Product Management, Clay Bavor, reports Alfred Joyner for International Business Times.

Google also announced a new Photos app which organizes photos similar to Apple’s iOS app. Images can be sorted chronologically and can be retrieved by searching day, month or year. The application also orders photos based on the people, places in the photograph and groups them with the people in phone’s contacts book.

Google Photos stores photos in original resolution up to 16MP and high definition videos up to 1080p, store compressed versions will be of print quality. Google offers storage for lifetime and can accessed from any device. App offers photo enhancement in one tap; color, lighting and subjects can be tuned instantly and it also helps in creating user’s own collage, animations, movies with sound tracks and many more.

Google Photos makes it easy for the users to share their photos on social media and messaging services like WhatsApp and Twitter. The appication is available on Android, iOS and the web. “We firmly believe you should be able to share photos and videos any way you want,” said Anil Sabharwal, Head of Google Photos