On of the leading companies in cinematic virtual reality (VR), Jaunt, has announced today the expansion of its rental programme for the Jaunt ONE 360-degree camera. The company has partnered with AbelCine, a US-based provider of products and services to the production, broadcast and media industries, to offer the professional camera for rent.
As well as supplying Jaunt ONE to professional users, AbleCine will offer creators access to AbelCine’s training, workshops and educational tools for shooting in 360°.
“As we continue to open the Jaunt pipeline to the expanding community of VR creators, AbelCine is a perfect partner to not only get the Jaunt ONE camera in the hands of filmmakers, but also to educate them on the opportunities in VR,” said Koji Gardiner, Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Jaunt. “Whether they’re a frequent experimenter of new mediums or a proven filmmaker dabbling in VR for the first time, we want to equip creators of all backgrounds with everything needed to bring their stories to life.”
Jaunt launched the camera back in 2015. It features 24 global shutter sensors, suitable for low-light and fast moving objects, and ability to couple with 360-degree ambisonic audio recording.
“At AbelCine, we are always on the lookout for cutting-edge storytelling tools, and this describes the Jaunt ONE perfectly,” said Mike Nichols, Business Development Manager. “Our clients rely on us for assistance in adopting new technologies and providing outstanding technical support on these projects. We are excited to do just this, and help our clients discover what’s possible with the Jaunt ONE.”
It’ll be on display at AbleCine’s booth at NAB NY 2016 this week for anyone interested in getting a closer look. Jaunt also has a rental agreement with Radiant Images, and will be expanding its programme as well, increasing the amount of cameras available to the retailer.
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