San Francisco, CA (July 21, 2016)—Dolby Laboratories and Jaunt are launching the first dedicated VR content portal featuring titles mixed in Dolby Atmos.
As part of the launch, Jaunt is releasing “Mull of Kintyre” in Dolby Atmos, the latest episode in the multi-part documentary series, Pure McCartney VR. “Mull of Kintyre” takes viewers and fans into Paul McCartney’s world as he recounts the inspirations and stories behind his 1977 hit song of the same name. “Mull of Kintyre” has been digitally remastered in Dolby Atmos by the original engineer, Geoff Emerick, resulting in sound that is spatially oriented and incorporates head tracking.
“Over the past 12 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,” said Cliff Plumer, president of Jaunt Studios. “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; 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.”
Users can download the Jaunt VR app for iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and play the available titles using any pair of stereo headphones.
The Jaunt ONE camera and Jaunt Cloud Services are now available for rental, allowing anyone to shoot, edit and distribute high-quality, immersive cinematic VR experiences with Dolby Atmos.