Popular video conferencing platform, Zoom acquires certain assets of Liminal, to improve its virtual event offerings
For those who don’t know Liminal is a startup company that offers event production solutions built mainly on Zoom’s SDK.
According to the blog post by Zoom, the acquisition will allow Zoom to integrate Liminal’s add-ons, ZoomOSC, and ZoomISO into its video conferencing software.
Furthermore, Liminal’s site notes ZoomOSC utilizes the Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol thereby allowing users to integrate Zoom with third-party software and hardware. While the other addon ‘ZoomISO’ lets users export the video feed of the participants as a separate output to professional production hardware which the users can choose to output in High Definition (HD) for supported Zoom calls.
Zoom’s blog post further notes Liminal’s addons ZoomOSC and ZoomISO are built on Zoom’s SDK to create professional virtual events. They are built to fill the gap among the conventional and emerging event control apps and hardware to help the theaters broadcast studios and other creative organizations.
The video communications firm further said similar to hybrid working culture (on-site and remote work), the events in the future will be hybrid i.e combination of virtual and in-person formats. In the future, there will be more virtual and hybrid events.
Meanwhile, Candace Dean, Zoom’s spokesperson told The Verge that existing tools of Liminal can be accessed through its official website. Zoom is working on building similar tools as Liminal’s and in the future, the users won’t need to add them as separate addons.
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