World renowned audio, video and voice technology company Dolby Laboratories is bringing its latest cinematic sound tech, Dolby Atmos, to virtual reality (VR) thanks to Jaunt. Jaunt has announced the launch of a Dolby Atmos portal on its app aimed at enhancing viewers experiences of 360-degree content.
Set in a custom, branded environment, the Dolby Atmos portal will feature Paul McCartney: Live and Let Die, Jack White: Ball & Biscuit, Jack White: Freedom at 21, Revolt: Big Sean, the Pure McCartney VR series, Black Mass, Rapid Fire: A Brief History of Flight, Earth Encounter, Collisions, the North Face series, Zombie Purge, Time Bubble, Other Space, Visions of California, and more.
“Over the past twelve months, we’ve been working closely with Dolby and leading filmmakers, musicians and brands to create a library of marquee titles leveraging the Dolby Atmos technology. We truly believe high quality immersive audio in VR is more than half the experience. We’re very excited to offer Dolby Atmos support in the Jaunt VR App for consumers’ enjoyment,” said Cliff Plumer, President of Jaunt Studios. “Experiences like Mull of Kintyre in Dolby Atmos truly make you feel like you’re standing there inside of the studio with Paul as his stories come to life all around you.”
“Jaunt titles such as ‘Mull of Kintyre’ make excellent use of Dolby Atmos,” said John Couling, Senior Vice President, E-Media Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Viewers will have the rare opportunity to experience Paul McCartney’s journey with three-dimensional immersive audio and unprecedented realism. We’re looking forward to seeing more content creators take advantage of Dolby Atmos on the Jaunt platform, bringing high-quality, fully immersive audio visual VR experiences to consumers.”
The Jaunt VR app is available for free on iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs). Viewers can use any set of headphones but some good quality cans are always advised for the best experience.
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