Google looks for content makers to test its Jump virtual reality video camera

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<p>If you're an aspiring virtual reality content producer, Google wants to give you a chance to test the Jump camera system it developed for recording video to be used in VR environments.</p>
<p>People interested in trying their hand at capturing 360-degree video with <a href="">Jump</a> can fill out a form Google posted on Monday that asks basic biographical questions as well as details on how they would use the system.</p>
<p>Google didn't say how many "select creators" it would chose, but those who are picked will be able to start using the 16-camera rig this summer.</p>
<p>Google seems especially interested in people with creative backgrounds. The jobs that people can select in the <a href="">form's occupation section</a> include filmmaker, director, artist and production staff -- but there is an "other" section that allows write-ins if none of the above apply.</p>
<p>There's also a section where applicants can explain why they want to test Jump -- and "awesome answers might put you at the top of the list," Google said.</p>
<p>Google worked with GoPro to build Jump, which has 16 of the company's Hero4 cameras attached to a circular frame. Jump's price and availability weren't provided when the rig was shown at Google's I/O developer's conference in May. However, given that a Hero4 camera retails for approximately US$500, initial Jump buyers will likely have deep pockets.</p>
<p>The first videos created with Jump will appear on YouTube this summer, Google said at I/O. People will be able to experience them via the <a href="">Google Cardboard</a> viewer.</p>

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