At IBC 2017, audio Sennheiser announced its “AMBEO for VR” Partnership Program, designed to ensure seamless production workflows for VR and AR productions. The program includes collaborations with manufacturers of field recorders, VR live cameras and live streaming software, mixing plug-ins and VR platforms.
The first participants were revealed at IBC 2017. Véronique Larcher, co-director AMBEO at Sennheiser told us...
The future of audio is in immersive sound experience, and perhaps this is nowhere more apparent than in the field of VR. With the launch of the AMBEO VR Mic last year we have provided an easy-to-use tool for 3D audio productions, while our AMBEO Blueprints website provides ample information on recording and mixing 3D audio. Now our new partnership program helps content creators to design the full VR experience with ease.
Zoom Join The Partner Program
As part of this partnership, program Zoom is including the AMBEO A-B conversion software with their F8 field recorder and by the end of the year their F4 field recorders as well, so they will record the B-Format audio instead of the A-Format audio that comes out of the Ambeo microphone. Masa Iijima, Zoom Corporation CEO told us...
At Zoom, we always take into high consideration new technology for audio recording. VR audio has just started and we are happy to partner with Sennheiser AMBEO to provide such an innovative VR recording solution to professionals and creators with our F8 and F4 field recorders.
Other Partners Include Aaton, Orah And Sphericam
Aaton Digital has announced “AMBEO for VR” compatibility for its Cantar X3 and CantarMini audio recorders. By embedding the A-to-B converter, Zoom and Aaton Digital will save their users the inconvenience of having to externally convert the microphone’s A-format output to the processing-compatible B-format. The field recorder will directly output the B-format, ready for the further processing of the 3D audio signals.
In the area of VR cameras and live streaming, Sennheiser is cooperating with Orah and Sphericam. Formerly known as VideoStitch, Orah is a major provider of high-quality live and postproduction 360° video creation software and the first company to have offered an all-in-one 4K camera for VR live streaming. Its Vahana VR 360° video live stitching and live streaming software now seamlessly integrates with Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR Mic. By adding 360° sound to 360° video in real-time, users are now able to create even more immersive live VR experiences.