At its I/O developer conference this week, Google announced a new partnership with IMAX to develop next-gen VR camera rigs for use in the film industry. These camera rigs will be different than Google’s previously unveiled GoPro VR rig, but will likewise utilize the company’s Jump virtual reality platform for post-processing. The cameras are being created in part with tech from Chinese company Yi Technology. Likewise, IMAX has announced plans to open VR experience spaces in six locations across the US.

The companies haven’t revealed any details about the planned cameras at this time, except that they will feature Jump integration. The announcement comes at a time when competing high-end VR cameras have made public debuts, including the 4K-capable $2500 Sphericam 2 and Nokia's $60,000 OZO camera.

Via: Yahoo