Jaunt Announces New Virtual Reality Camera, Hints At Licensing Plans

 Cinematography, Gear, Technique, virtual reality  Comments Off on Jaunt Announces New Virtual Reality Camera, Hints At Licensing Plans
Jul 022015
 
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Industrial Design by LUNAR.

Virtual reality startup Jaunt is getting ready to build its own cameraJaunt announced a new series of camera systems code-named Neo Tuesday that promises 360-degree high dynamic range video capture for cinematic virtual reality (VR) experiences.

Jaunt has been in the business of producing cinematic VR since 2013. But up until now, it has used custom rigs made from off-the-shelf cameras and 3-D printed components to capture VR video, which has had a number of downsides. For one, the cameras are not synchronized, making both recording and processing content cumbersome.

But Jaunt’s director of hardware engineering Koji Gardiner also said that most off-the-shelf cameras have inadequate image sensors for VR. A 360-degree camera captures the entire scene, making it close to impossible to hide a light kit from a viewer’s eye, which is why most VR is being shot with natural light. “Lighting is hard for VR,” Gardiner said. That’s why the Neo systems use a custom lens design and large image sensors to capture more light.

A number of companies have built their own camera rigs for VR, with some embracing very expensive, high-resolution cameras while others simply use GoPros or other action cams. There’s also intense debate about the number of cameras used in a VR rig. Google recently introduced its own camera rig called Jump that’s based on 16 GoPro cameras.

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Eruption at Bardabunga Volcano – Pilot & Editor: Eric Cheng

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Oct 032014
 

This is some truly impressive footage of the recent eruption of Bardabunga volcano in Iceland. Hot stuff! The footage was created by Eric Cheng using the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter and a GoPro Hero camera. Thanks Eric for creating this spectacular footage!

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L6Phuwqi7Y

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cICS9MtRRw

DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal and Transmitter, 20.7 ft/s (6 m/s) Speed, 2.4GHz Frequency, Up to 22 Minutes Flying Time, GPS Autopilot

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GoPro HERO3+ Black Motorsports Edition HD Action Camera, 12MP, 4K Video Resolutions, SuperView & Auto Low Light Modes, Mini USB, Wi-Fi, Waterproof

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Note: The new GoPro Hero 4 is due to be released October 5th. The big new feature is 4K video!

Here is more on the GoPro 4:

http://hdr360pro.com/archives/2472

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