Virtual reality (VR) production company Jaunt has become one of the biggest names in immersive content and distribution, with its app available on most platforms and regular experiences making their way to the service. Jaunt has also been busy developing its own 360-degree camera, ONE, which was previously codenamed NEO. Since 2015 the Jaunt ONE has been available to the company’s partners, from today onwards the device will now be available to consumers.
Jaunt ONE is a professional grade camera so it’s not aiming at the more entry-level end of the market like the Samsung Gear 360 for example.
The device features a 24-camera array with synchronized global shutter sensors, enabling it to provide full 360-degree stereoscopic coverage at up to 8K output resolution. Other specs include 18-stop exposure control, onboard media storage for up to 20 hours of continuous recording, and a rugged design to withstand harsh weather conditions.
For the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB), Jaunt has also unveiled several new features coming to the camera including support for 120 frames per second capture, real-time video feed, and updates to white balance correction in the Jaunt ONE’s companion software suite, Jaunt Cloud Services (JCS).
“Demand for the Jaunt ONE has been unwavering since we introduced it to rental houses last summer, ” said Koji Gardiner, VP of Hardware Engineering at Jaunt. “The natural next step was to provide filmmakers the ability to own the camera. These filmmakers are pushing the creative boundaries as they eagerly explore the medium and we could not be more proud to provide them with the only professional-grade VR camera designed specifically for their craft.”
Jaunt hasn’t yet stated how much the camera will retail for but it’ll be available through B&H as well as previous rental outlets AbelCine and Radiant Images.
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