Google announced it is shutting down the Jump video stitching software platform in June. Google Jump essentially makes 3D 360-degree video production easier with video stitching.
The reason for this decision is due to the increased competition for alternative solutions. This resulted in a decrease of users. Jump will officially shut down on June 26 at 11:59 PM.
“With the emergence of a number of alternative solutions for creators, we saw usage of Jump Assembler decline,” said Google.
Users will have a few weeks to transition to a different option. And the service end is going to apply for past and present users. Data that is not backed up by the end of June will be lost.
Google confirmed the shutdown of Jump in an email sent to users. And a message about it was shared on the Jump support website.
The good news is that Google noted that YI HALO and GoPro Odyssey owners will still be able to stitch their raw footage with third-party software.
As of June 28, Jump cloud data will start getting deleted. And Jump accounts will be disabled. Or users can deleted the data themselves with Google Cloud Storage tools or Jump Manager.
To download the data, there are three ways. It can be downloaded from Jump Manager (download stitched footage only), Gsutil (a Python application that lets you access Cloud Storage from the command line and perform a number of bucket and object management tasks), and Cloud Console.
You can open the Cloud Storage browser in the Google Cloud Platform console by going to https://console.cloud.google.com/storage/browser/(YOUR JUMP CREATOR ID).