You’ve probably heard of the term ‘audio-visual technology’ and how it has become one of the major flagships of innovation. But what exactly does that mean?
In recent years, how we process and consume audio-visual content has changed dramatically. The creation of virtual or augmented reality environments has introduced significant advancements in online shopping and education, for example. Other areas, like VR, are tackling some of the greatest challenges of our time.
The 1000 Cut Journey is an example—it lets you put on a VR headset and experience what it’s like as a young Black man. Immersive audio, including real-time spatial audio, is fundamentally shaping how consumers experience sound. Apple is leading the charge with its AirPods Pro and Max headphones that support spatial audio, and other hardware companies like Qualcomm are jumping into the race too!
In this article, we’ll discuss the latest advances in audio-visual technology and how they can be applied to your digital application, game, or website.
High Fidelity is one of the first VR platforms to provide real-time access to Spatial AudioAPI for spatialization and mixing hundreds of sound sources at low latency and bandwidth via the web.
By the end, you’ll have everything you need to identify which is suitable for your digital application, game, or website.
Audio-Visual Technology Trends for 2022.
Interactive meetings and tools to keep businesses and individuals connected are leading to massive opportunities for forward-thinking developers. Adopting new audio and video tech is creating experiences that wouldn’t be possible in the analog world alone.
At High Fidelity, we are proud to be part of the next generation of audio development by providing real-time spatial audio. Before we get into how our API helps developers, let’s talk about the first audio-visual trend — augmented reality.
Augmented reality has been a buzzword for years now, but it’s finally starting to become mainstream — and it’s going to change everything from how we do business meetings to how we play games with friends around the world. Every day more companies are offering AR experiences on their websites, apps, and social media profiles. Soon enough you will be able to see what your furniture looks like in your home without having to step foot inside it!
Virtual reality is on the rise, but it’s still a ways away from its “iPhone moment” where it becomes a household item.
One reason is that headsets are unappealing for most people to wear. You can read more about this topic in Philip Rosedale’s Requiem for the HMD blog post.
On the other hand, Augmented Reality is gaining traction fast. Major companies like Apple, Google, and IKEA are putting AR in the hands of millions of consumers. It’s wise to dig deeper into this trend.
Both AR and VR use next-generation computer technology to immerse users within a digital environment. The goal is to blur the line between digital and analog so that it feels like you’re in a new world.
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