Paul McCartney Offers 3D Concert Footage With New Immersive App
Few of us were able to witness Paul McCartney's historic, venue-closing concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in August, but now anyone with a newish Android phone can experience part of the show as if they were right there.
Jaunt VR, a company dedicated to "developing the most comprehensive toolset" for cinematic virtual reality with "unique technology [that] will enable creatives to film, edit and process live-action content for virtual reality viewers," has released a portion of its footage from the Candlestick show, shot with "proprietary 360 degree, stereoscopic 3D cameras and 3D sound-field microphones." Coupled with the right viewing technology -- which at the moment consists of Google Cardboard, although Oculus Rift will soon be added to the list -- the end result is an immersive, three-dimensional concert film experience.
"The concert at Candlestick put Sir Paul McCartney in front of 70,000 live fans, and with our technology and the launch of our app, we’re opening up this access to many more,” said Jaunt CEO Jens Christensen in a statement. "We’re creating a completely new medium for entertainment. This is just the first step of our broader mission to bring viewers immersive access to the latest concerts, movies, sporting events and more through virtual reality."
The footage, which shows McCartney and his band leading the audience through the evening's rendition of 'Live and Let Die,' is available now. If you've got the right hardware, take a look at it and let the rest of us know if it lives up to the hype.
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