Over the weekend Google has sent out emails confirming that it will be shutting down the Google Jump VR platform next month, taking the service off-line by the end of June. Users have been requested to download their data before it shuts down completely removing access to anything that has been uploaded. Users and data will be deleted on June 28th, 2019 roughly four years after the 3D 360-degree video platform launched enabling users to capture immersive images using compatible cameras.
A Jump camera rig consists of 16 camera modules in a circular array, with the size of the rig and the arrangement of the cameras are optimised to work with the Jump assembler. The using advanced computer vision and plenty of computing power the images from the 16 cameras are combined into stereoscopic VR video. Jump assembles the 360 videos enabling you to experience a scene in every direction. Perfect stereo ensures that things close to you look close and faraway things look far away. “GoPro Odyssey, ready for Jump, uses HERO4 camera modules and allows all 16 cameras to act as one. It makes camera syncing easy and includes features like shared settings and frame-level synchronisation.”
Google Jump explains :
– On June 28, 2019 Google Jump service will end. This service impacts current and previous users.
– Upload access to Jump will be suspended on June 26, 2019 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.
– Your Jump data will be available to download through June 27, 2019. If you wish to back up your data, you must download your files by June 27, 2019. We highly recommend starting this process as soon as possible.
– We will deactivate Jump account access and begin deleting your Google Cloud Storage data on June 28, 2019.
Google Jump is shutting down. Just got an email. pic.twitter.com/kj4W2u0WKq
— Robert Hernandez (@webjournalist) 17 May 2019