Earlier this year at Google I/O 2015 GoPro showed off a virtual reality video capture rig that it created with the Mountain View company, at the time it was called Jump. It features more than a dozen GoPro cameras that are mounted in a circle to allow video capture in perfect 360-degree. The rig now has an official moniker, it’s called Odyssey and starting today it’s available for purchase, the behemoth has been priced at $15,000.
Even if you have that much money to burn it won’t exactly be easy to get your hands on one, GoPro says that it will only allow “professional content creators and producers” to purchase this $15,000 rig and only after they have submitted an application.
For $15,000 buyers will get 16 top of the line GoPro Hero 4 Black cameras with a mount, all required cables as well as a microphone. There will be a Pelican case to carry the rig along with support and warranty.
This is the first camera rig that has been built for Google’s Jump VR platform, it’s a virtual reality ecosystem that aims to make it much easier to produce and consume virtual reality content.
Where might one upload these 360-degree videos once they have been recorded? YouTube will play host to them eventually, the online streaming website received support for 360-degree videos a few months back.