Wanna See 3D VR Movies? Fly Qantas!
Samsung Electronics Australia has partnered up with Qantas Airlines to give the very first in-flight offering of stereoscopic VR entertainment. The Australian airline is currently in the middle of a three-month testing phase, which uses Samsung Gear VR and Galaxy Note 4 combo to give first class customers a chance to sample what could be their first interaction with virtual reality.
The in-flight VR program
The in-flight VR program will feature a host of preloaded “vignettes” created by Jaunt, the cinematic VR company that also produced Paul McCartney’s ‘Live and Let Die‘ 360 concert experience for Google Cardboard.
The custom-made VR content from Jaunt -giving passengers a 3D 360 degree virtual look at Qantas’ ultramodern first class lounge in LAX, a flight take off and landing, a visit atop Sydney Harbor Bridge, and a serene boat ride down a Northern Territory river in Kakadu National Park- isn’t going to be available to the general public though, and will only be accessible through a stand-alone app exclusive to Qantas handsets.
In addition to Jaunt’s 360 stereoscopic videos, Qantas is also loading a few in-flight movies on the loaner VR headsets, so passengers can watch on Oculus Cinema’s giant virtual theater screen.
Full Service Launch is scheduled for March 15, 2015 - but it will stay reserved for first class.......
JauntVR (Palo Alto, CA, USA) technology provides an end-to-end solution for creating cinematic VR experiences. They developed an integrated suite of hardware and software tools to produce the highest quality immersive content.
Jaunt is also producing 3D stereoscopic VR content and distributes its first cinematic VR footage available to the public. Download the Jaunt player for your viewing device, and be transported into a fully immersive VR experience.