Jaunt VR, having received millions in venture capital funding this year, have their sights on pioneering 360 3D VR video content. Their first publicly available experience, Paul McCartney performing “Live and Let Die” live, launched on the Google Play store for Android last week and is now available for Windows and Mac Oculus Rift users.
For those of you itching to grab some stereoscopic 360 video content for your Oculus Rift, Jaunt just released the Paul McCartney “Live and Let Die” experience via their content portal for both Windows and Mac OSX platforms.
The video, shot with Jaunt VR’s proprietary 360 degree stereoscopic camera and mic array technology, was captured (somewhat under wraps) as McCartney performed in front of 70,000 fans at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park earlier in 2014.
The company has other projects in the pipeline, soon to be released spanning a fairly wide set of genres. The Mission is a WWII adventure yarn, Kaiju Fury an homage to Japanese monster movies and Black Mass a first person horror, some of which Ben Lang got to take a look at earlier this year. The experience allows users to glance in all directions, with positional audio tracking their movements along with the video.
The Google Android app, designed to be used with Google Cardboard and compatible smartphones, has seemingly received favourable reviews on Google’s Play store with a fairly healthy install base of between 5000-10000. Seems the public’s appetite for VR content is hotting up.
Full Disclosure: Brian Hart, who is Senior Systems Engineer at Jaunt, contributes articles to Road to VR