Jaunt VR Cameras Record 360° 3D Scenes
Here under is a picture of the prototype 3D camera developed by Palo Alto (CA,USA)-based company Jaunt VR. With this technology, it can record 360-degree stereoscopic 3D entire surroundings.
Until now, virtual reality has primarily been the domain of video games, with companies such as Oculus VR and Sony investing in virtual reality headsets displaying video game worlds entirely created with CGI. Jaunt wants to bring the technology to cinematic experiences. To demonstrate their technology, Jaunt VR recorded Paul McCartney performing at the Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 2014.
The McCartney Demo
The McCartney demo is available on Google Play. It can be viewed in 360° stereoscopic mode with a 5" or 6" smartphone and a Google Cardboard VR accessory.
Is VR the future of Dispalys?
While few people currently own virtual reality headsets, Alex Taussig, a member of Jaunt’s board of directors and a partner at venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners, believes virtual reality will in five to 10 years be a real platform similar to the way mobile is today.
About Jaunt VR
Jaunt's cross-platform viewer renders content for the Oculus Rift and other devices. It uses VR head tracking to allow the user to see in any direction and binaural mixing which creates an audio experience that is just as immersive as the visual.
Jaunt is currently working with Los Angeles-based filmmaker New Deal Studios (whose list of credits include "Inception," "Green Lantern," "Hugo" and "Cowboys and Aliens") on a cinematic project using its 3D cameras, and it’s also developing a horror and World War II film project.