Virtual reality has strived to take advantage of 360° video technology, but Nokia believes that 3D audio must also be a part of the experience to make it feel as real as possible. That is why Nokia developed their OZO Audio technology to work with their OZO camera which can not only create 3D images, but thanks to the audio software and 8 built in microphones, it can also record 3D audio.
But wait, you don’t need to run out and buy a OZO camera. Nokia is now offering their OZO Audio technology to anyone who has a camera or smart phone with at least two microphones. The microphones don’t have to be built in to the device. They can be add-ons. Nokia says that the software works best with three or four microphones.
For people who are blind, this is important because, for us, 3D audio is our version of virtual reality.
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From the Developer
At Nokia, we believe that a core ingredient to making virtual reality feel like life is spatial 360° audio. Built into our OZO camera and captured through its eight microphones, our proprietary OZO Audio technology is our newest standalone product that can now be licensed by any camera or smartphone maker.
OZO Audio is an advanced spatial audio technology with 3D recording and playback capabilities. Designed specifically for smartphone and consumer camera manufacturers, OZO Audio enables you to capture spatial sound and then play it back as if you were there. Even better, its Audio Focus mode lets you accentuate the right sounds while reducing ambient sounds or background noise.
OZO Audio is adaptable to virtually any form factor and only requires two or more microphones. It is the ideal solution for manufacturers looking to differentiate their products with world-class immersive 3D audio. OZO Audio technology delivers on better-than-life sound and will mean your devices will be 100% ready for the 360° video and audio revolution.