10:32am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Jaunt Launches Virtual Reality App With Paul McCartney Concert Experience
A 360-degree 3D virtual reality camera from startup Jaunt was used earlier this year when Paul McCartney performed the last concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, the very same stadium that saw The Beatles last public concert 48 years ago.
Starting Thursday, fans can watch McCartney’s performance of Live and Let Die in a 360-degree VR experience with a new Jaunt app that also launches Thursday.
The Palo Alto-based VR startup intends to build a library of publicly available VR content, starting with this free McCartney recording. The content (which can be found at Jaunt’s website) will be available initially through Jaunt’s app on Google Play for Google Cardboard and Android Phones, and next on Samsung’s Gear VR and the Oculus Rift.
Jaunt has been using its developing camera system to shoot events such as the McCartney performance and the opening of the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s payload bay at the California Science Center. It’s also been tapped by Hollywood filmmakers, for instance on The Mission, a World War II-set narrative being created by L.A.-based production company New Deal Studios.