VisiSonics’ RealSpace Panoramic Audio camera College Park, MD (September 8, 2011)—This year’s AES convention in New York will be the site of the first public demonstration of VisiSonics’ new RealSpace Panoramic Audio cameras and Digital Audio Arrays.
The company will be at Booth 758 presenting both products. VisiSonics’ Digital Array Microphones (VDAM) can be grouped to form array configurations. Each microphone repotedly captures 24 bit sound at 48 kHz, and the company’s interconnection and digitization architecture allows up to 256 microphones to be connected via a small controller unit to the USB port of a PC. The provided drivers allow users to manipulate the channels using standard tools.
The AES show will also be the public showing of its new RealSpace 5/64 panoramic AudioVisual Camera, which provides real-time visualization, capture and processing of audio-visual scenes. The integrated RealSpaceT camera contains 64 microphones and five color digital video-cameras. Based on an architecture that allows real-time audio-visual data capture and real-time processing by exploiting the computing abilities of graphics processors (GPUs), the device renders a 360-degree panoramic video stream that allows visual identification of sound sources, noise sources, and aberrant reflections and enables spatially selective sound capture via realtime beamforming.
The device comes bundled with a GPU equipped laptop and software; no additional hardware or cabling is required. The camera outputs synchronized audio and video data streams that may be interfaced to a standard PC through a combination of firewire and USB. VisiSonics provides integration software and development SDKs in support of its products.