Jaunt ONE (formerly known under code name ‘NEO’) is a professional-grade 360 camera system created by Jaunt VR, a cinematic VR company that has recently partnered with Google to become a ‘preferred content provider’. We got the chance to get some face time with ONE at this year’s Oculus Connect to see a little more about the 3D 360 light-field camera.

We haven’t seen much more than rendered photos and a small spec sheet of Jaunt ONE up until now, so the newly released specs and the up-close and personal look we had with the device at Oculus Connect spoke some about Jaunt VR’s future and their aspirations to integrate light-field-driven 360 video into VR—a technology that will hypothetically allow for the VR headset user to experience some degree of parallax.

Although the Jaunt ONE camera is not for sale (we can’t even begin imagine how much it would cost), it will be made available exclusively to partners of Jaunt Studios—a relationship that gives content creators a variety of production tools as well as access to Jaunt’s multi-device distribution platform.

A quick recap of the system’s basic capabilities:

  • High quality, high resolution, full 360° capture
  • Custom optics specifically designed for 3D light-field capture
  • 24 Large format sensors with superior low-light performance
  • High dynamic range (HDR) imaging
  • Fully synchronized global shutter sensor array
  • Compact and weatherproof form factor
  • Stunning 360 degree industrial design by LUNAR
  • Extensive tool set for configuration, rendering, and asset management
  • Single button start/stop recording

While at Connect, we also got a peak at the new spec sheet which offers the prospective collaborator one of two models, dubbed the J1-24G and the J1-24R.

ONE J1-24G

  • 1 & 1.2″ “native HD” global shutter sensors, ideal for low-light and fast-moving objects
  • up to 120 FPS, time lapse
  • 3200 max ISO
  • SNR @ ISO800 – 36 dB
  • 11 stops per sensor module dynamic range
  • custom optics, 130° diagonal, f/2.9
  • 8K*4K per eye
  • Available August 2015, ramping up in 2016

ONE J1-24R

  • 1″ 20MP rolling shutter system, ideal for outdoors and super high resolution time lapse photography
  • up to 60 FPS, time Lapse
  • 3200 max ISO
  • SNR @ ISO800 – 29 dB
  • 11 stops per sensor module dynamic range
  • custom optics, 130° diagonal, f/2.9
  • up to 32K*16K per eye
  • availability starting early 2016

We have feet on the ground at Oculus 2, and will be reporting on any more info that comes out about the camera. We still haven’t had the pleasure of trying out any footage captured by the device, but considering the J1-24G model was already due to hit collaborators’ hands last month, we ought to be getting our hands on something fairly soon.

 

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  • Max

    Now THESE are some good professional level camera specs! Though 11 stops dynamic range seems a tad anemic.

  • Seph

    There is one point I don’t get. My understanding so far is that lightfield cams are not able to capture motion. Why do they provide FPS data then? And how are we supposed to produce movies with that? Would be thankful for a explanation. :)

  • Buzz Hays

    The title of this article is deceptive and incorrect. This is NOT a lightfield camera. This is merely an array of traditional cameras capturing video.