Further expanding it’s cinematic VR ecosystem, Jaunt Inc. has launched Jaunt Publishing, a program that allows the professional VR creators to publish their VR content directly to the Jaunt VR app.
Through an online portal on the company’s website, Jaunt Publishing allows creators to submit their work for consideration and publishing across the Jaunt platform. Once content is approved by an internal review board, creators will have access to Jaunt Cloud Services (JCS), its cloud-based VR production software suite, and the publishing tools within, including transcoding, “deep-links,” support for premium spatial audio formats like Dolby Atmos and processing and preparation for distribution on all VR platforms.
Jaunt Publishing is aimed at solving a common challenge for creators in the VR industry: multichannel distribution. Jaunt is a distribution hub that is platform agnostic and therefore capable of delivering cinematic VR content to every VR platform and device.
“Working with Jaunt was simple and intuitive; I didn’t have to touch anything. I’m a very hands-on person, so it was a bit awkward at first, but when I started seeing the results it was clear that the encoding was solid,” says Quba Michalski, director of The Pull, one of 16 independently-produced pieces released on Jaunt so far.
Some highlights of Jaunt Publishing
● There is no need to encode each file format manually. Once a source file is uploaded to JCS, it’s automatically transcoded in the cloud for all devices and platforms.
● Jaunt is platform agnostic and supports the widest array of VR headsets and platforms available. Jaunt supports iOS, Android, Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and desktop 360.
● Every video on Jaunt has a unique deep link—a single smart URL that brings viewers directly to a creator’s VR experience on the device they’re using. This eliminates any friction between someone learning about a creative’s content and experiencing it.
● When it comes to immersive VR content, sound quality is more than half of the experience. The Jaunt platform supports Dolby Atmos technology which allows creators to incorporate precise spatial audio into the content they create.
For full guidelines on submitting through Jaunt Publishing, click here: www.jauntvr.com/creators/submissions/guidelines/