Gear — Jaunt ONE VR Camera

Jaunt ONE virtual reality camera available at Radiant Images Los Angeles

Featuring 24 global shutter sensors with 360 degrees of Dolby Atmos-compatible ambisonic audio capture, the J1-24G Jaunt ONE is an award-winning virtual reality camera for VR productions and films. Bringing the system for the first time to independent productions, the Radiant Images rental house in Los Angeles is offering the stereoscopic array exclusively with sales and support as well as daily and weekly pricing.. JAUNT has been a popular VR company for investors, and the Jaunt ONE is the result of nearly four years of work in the burgeoning field.

“The idea for Jaunt originated in early 2013 when one of our founders returned from an amazing experience at Zion National Park,” states the company’s bio. “What if he could go back there for a brief jaunt, at any time, from any place? The emerging consumer VR industry provides the mechanism to travel to virtual worlds. We aim to put realism back into the virtual reality experience, lending an uncanny sense of presence never before possible with any other technology.”

The Jaunt ONE has been used on several events and live concerts to bring the experience to audiences around the world
The Jaunt ONE has been used on several events and live concerts to bring the experience to audiences around the world

With up to 8K resolution capable on the Jaunt ONE camera, a Jaunt VR application is provided for stitching and rendering of VR video files. each camera module captures to a 1/1.2-inch global-shutter sensor that is capable of 10 stops of dynamic range. The sound files are compatible with Dolby ATMOS for mixing and soundtrack needs. The 130 degree lenses sport bright apertures of f/2.0 with frame rates of up to 120 fps.

“Jaunt One is a production-tested camera that we are thrilled to be opening to the public through this rental program with Radiant Images,” said Jaunt VP of Hardware Engineering Koji Gardiner in a prepared statement via the press release. “Radiant is the perfect partner to enable broader access to our technology, and their expertise in the VR space makes them a great resource for filmmakers eager to explore VR as a new storytelling medium.” Read our report on VR and virtual reality camera setups including another model from JAUNT here.

The Jaunt ONE VR camera with 24 individual 1/1.2" sensors
The Jaunt ONE VR camera with 24 individual 1/1.2″ sensors

Radiant Images will be showcasing an afternoon of demos and panel discussions on VR with Jaunt, Nokia and Dysonics Audio, who manufacture the 360 degree RondoMic, on Saturday, July 30th from 11-3pm PST. 100 slots are available through RSVP here. The RSVP says that twelve registrants will be selected each week for an exclusive sneak peek prior on July 7th, 14th and 21st.

The VR-capable Jaunt ONE available for sale and rental at Radiant Images in Los Angeles
The VR-capable Jaunt ONE available for sale and rental at Radiant Images in Los Angeles

The 360 degree $60,000 Nokia OZO is another VR camera available for rental from Radiant Images. We’ve covered the OZO previously, you can find some of the specs here. Radiant is offering several discounted sales and rental programs for the OZO through July. At 25 percent off, one is a $15,000 rebate in exchange for 90 days of promotional use of your footage upon acceptance to the Nokia OZO Pioneer program, which has been extended through July. Full details on the Nokia OZO are available here.

More information on the Jaunt ONE is available at the JauntVR site here. Follow Radiant Images at Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo and YouTube.

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Jaunt ONE VR, Nokia OZO & Dysonics Audio at Radiant Images

Join us for an informative day of VR/360 education and hands-on training as we host representatives from Jaunt VR, Nokia OZO and Dysonics Audio.

Saturday, July 30, 2016
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Radiant Images
2702 Media Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065

From the Jaunt ONE and Radiant Images press release:

Jaunt ONE Camera Available to Public through Radiant Images Rental House — Award-winning camera and Jaunt Cloud Services to hit rental house, allowing anyone to shoot, edit and distribute high-quality, immersive cinematic VR experiences

PALO ALTO, Calif. (June 28, 2016) – Jaunt Inc., the industry leader in cinematic virtual reality (VR), today announced that the award-winning Jaunt ONE camera will be made available for public use through a pilot program with Radiant Images, a Los Angeles-based digital cinema innovator and rental house. In addition to the patented camera technology, Jaunt Cloud Services (JCS), Jaunt’s cloud based stitching and rendering pipeline, will also be available to creators providing them with the only scalable, end-to-end, hardware and software solution for shooting, producing and distributing immersive cinematic VR experiences.

Starting in July, the Jaunt ONE camera will be available for rent via the Radiant Images website and rental house, giving everyone from rising filmmakers to established creatives and brands the opportunity to shoot with the highest quality professional-grade stereoscopic VR camera, designed with visionary VR creators in mind. The Jaunt ONE 24G model features 24 global shutter sensors, ideal for low-light and fast moving objects, and the setup can be coupled with 360° ambisonic audio recording, which in post can be mixed with Dolby ATMOS.

“Over the past 12 months we have used Jaunt ONE to film hundreds of hours of content all over the world. Jaunt ONE is a production tested camera that we are thrilled to be opening to the public through this rental program with Radiant Images,” said Koji Gardiner, VP of hardware engineering at Jaunt. “Radiant is the perfect partner to enable broader access to our technology, and their expertise in the VR space makes them a great resource for filmmakers eager to explore VR as a new storytelling medium.”

“The incredible Jaunt ONE camera is the perfect match for the many visionary VR creators we collaborate with who are eager to continue to push the boundaries of this new technology,” said Michael Mansouri, VP and co-founder of Radiant Images. “We’re honored and excited that Jaunt has entrusted us to help get this camera into the hands of talented filmmakers determined to take VR content to the next level and beyond. The power and versatility of the Jaunt ONE, together with Jaunt’s seamless software and distribution solutions, is unmatched. We’re thrilled to be the first rental house to have this amazing camera available to clients.”

After capturing stunning omnidirectional video with Jaunt ONE, production teams can also stitch and render their footage in the cloud using JCS, Jaunt’s proprietary cloud based algorithms and tools. JCS transforms footage into the highest quality stereoscopic VR experiences, ready for publishing. JCS also integrates seamlessly with most off the shelf post production tools for compositing, editing and color correction.

Once the experience is finalized, creators have immediate access to all of the assets necessary to publish to any platform that supports 360° video, including the Jaunt VR App. The Jaunt VR platform utilizes ‘deep-links’, allowing content creators to publish directly to their audiences. These unique content specific ‘deep-links’ give global audiences immediate access to the experience without having to search for it, regardless of the device or platform.

By utilizing Jaunt ONE, JCS and the Jaunt VR publishing platform, VR filmmakers and visionaries are equipped with everything they need to bring their stories to life while making it readily available for audiences worldwide.

For more information about the Jaunt ONE camera and Jaunt Cloud Services, please visit: https://www.jauntvr.com/technology

About Jaunt Inc.
Jaunt is pioneering the future of creative storytelling through cinematic virtual reality. Founded in 2013, Jaunt is the leading developer of the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today’s best content creators. In addition, Jaunt works with leading creatives – from brands to artists to filmmakers – to create cutting-edge content through its studio arm, Jaunt Studios. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company also maintains a presence in Los Angeles and produces branded and original VR content for audiences worldwide.

Jaunt’s investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat. 1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Peter Gotcher, Blake Krikorian, and Sky (corporate.sky.com). Experience more at www.jauntvr.com.

About Radiant Images
Radiant Images is an award-winning digital cinema innovator and rental house providing creative solutions in 2D, 3D, VR and augmented reality, leading-edge cameras and equipment, and unrivaled client support, to the motion picture industry worldwide. Radiant’s VR division also is recognized as an industry leader in testing and developing virtual reality and augmented reality technology, helping filmmakers and camera operators capture 360-degree content in a compelling way. The company utilizes an in-house engineering team and rapid prototype capabilities to provide filmmakers with the latest virtual reality tools and creative solutions.

Radiant has a dedicated VR wing inside its new facility at 2702 Media Center Drive in northeast Los Angeles. On Saturday, July 30, the company will host an informative panel and hands-on demo with representatives from Jaunt VR: http://bit.ly/28WYElN. For more information about Radiant Images, visit online at www.radiantimages.com. Find Radiant Images on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Twitter.