Google is once again showing off their Jump camera rig, this time teaming up the White House to give you a 360-degree holiday virtual reality tour.
Back in November, Google showed us early Jump camera footage that was created in collaboration with six different creators to capture their world in stunning VR video. Google Jump is a 16-camera circular array rig that when combined with the “Jump Assembler” creates a single 360-degree 3D video file. Google is promising seamless stitching with Jump when it comes to compiling all the different camera angles together, a major pain point when shooting 360 video today.
The five-minute 360-degree video takes you on a tour of the White House, ushering you between rooms. From the library to the Green room to the 18-ft tall White House Christmas tree, there is plenty to see and learn with your newfound access. Throughout the video there is a voice-over educating you during the tour as some calming Christmas music plays in the background.
Not only was the 360 tour uploaded to the White House’s YouTube channel, the tour experience will also be incorporated into Google’s Expedition program. The Expeditions Pioneer Program was kicked off earlier this year to allow participating teachers to take their students on virtual field trips with Google Cardboard viewers.
Interested in checking out the other Google Jump VR videos? Six different creators shared their early footage from around the world in the playlist below.
WORLD TOUR: A Jump VR Video by Jessica Brillhart
RESONANCE: A Jump VR Video by Tim Fain
Avicii – Waiting For Love by Avicii
Gorillas in the Congo: A Jump VR Video by Tom Small
Grand Canyon Jump VR Video by 360 Labs