Google, GoPro collaborate on Jump virtual reality system

GoPro Inc and Google Inc introduced a virtual reality system using 16 cameras and Google software.

'Jump' is designed to let anyone shoot VR movies

'Jump' system designed to let anyone make VR videos 2:41

Action camera maker GoPro Inc and Google Inc introduced a virtual reality system using 16 cameras and Google software, sending GoPro shares up nearly 7 per cent on Thursday.

GoPro's helmet- and body-mounted video cameras are popular with adventure sports enthusiasts, and the new GoPro system will use Google's new Jump technology to help create a 360 degree view.

Google showed off the GoPro system at its developer conference in San Francisco. It did not say when the system will go on sale.

​Google shares were nearly unchanged, down 7 cents to $554.18 US, while GoPro shares rose 6.6 per cent to $56.81 US.

A GoPro device featuring 16 cameras will use Google's new Jump technology to help create a 360 degree view. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

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