Spatial Audio

What’s all the buzz in the media production community? Spatial Audio! Spatial Audio is audio captured by a special, ambisonic microphone and is processed by audio encoders designed to create a 360 soundscape that interacts with immersive VR/360 experiences. A wide array of ambisonic microphones have been introduced recently, which speaks to the industry’s commitment to spatial audio’s role in enhancing immersive experiences.

As longtime users of the Ambeo and Hear360 products, Crosswater’s talented immersive VR/360 audio engineers have become very familiar with recording and mixing tactics, and are excited to collaborate on your immersive projects.
Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to learn how VR/360 experiences may be enhanced by spatial audio.
#mediaproduction #buffalo #sounddesign #spatialaudio #soundscape #VR #virtualreality #360video #experience #welcometothefuture

Join our Facebook Group!

Are you interested in learning more about how Immersive media can benefit you? Do you have any experience with immersive media that you’d like to share with others? Crosswater is interested in your ideas, and we hope you’ll consider joining our new Facebook Group!

We believe that creative collaboration is the key to everyone’s success, that’s why we have created this Facebook group forum. Exchange ideas and objectives, ask and answer questions, and pursue curiosities about VR/360 production with Crosswater’s talented producers and other advocates of immersive media. Topics include 360 filming, Spatial audio, Unity Development, AI, AR, XR, Analytics, Gaming, Volumetric video, Haptics, and any other relevant component that contributes to a fulfilling immersive experience.

Click the link below and join, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us should any questions arise!
We thank you in advance for participating in our VR/360 Community!
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VR Training

Virtual Reality has been adopted by many different industries for many different purposes. One of the most common purposes for Immersive VR/360 Media is it’s use in job training.
The manufacturing industry has seen a large drop-off in skilled workers. They have been searching for innovative training methods to prepare prospective employees for their jobs quickly, safely, and cost-effectively.
VR education meets all of these criteria, as well as providing the viewer with “the ability to experience real-life situations otherwise not available through traditional classroom settings.”
All of these reasons are why manufacturing companies are beginning to employ VR training and education.
Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to learn how VR training may be beneficial for your business or organization.
#VR #virtualreality #VRtraining #possibilities #perspective #training #learning #jobsafety #immersive #VRproduction #buffalo #360video #welcometothefuture

VR/360 Water Lantern Festival

Crosswater’s VR/360 producers attended the Water Lantern Festival at the Outer Harbor in Buffalo.

The Water Lantern Festival is a traveling event that stops in many cities to create a uniquely emotional and loving atmosphere where people can write down some hopes and dreams, or letters to loved ones, and then send them out into the water.

Immerse yourself into this beautiful landscape on the water in Buffalo, and take in all of the beauty that this festival offers.

#waterlantern #VR #Virtualreality #360video #immersion #buffalo #VRproduction #mediaproduction #emotional #experience #welcometothefuture

 

VR Training

Slowly but surely, the practical uses of VR are pushing it further into the mainstream.

This article focuses on how VR is being utilized by construction workers for job training, and how that is improving their safety conditions on the job.

The possibilities are endless, and are not limited to only construction. Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to learn how VR training may be beneficial for your business or organization.

#VR #virtualreality #VRtraining #possibilities #perspective #training #learning #jobsafety #immersive #VRproduction #buffalo #360video #welcometothefuture

https://www.constructiondive.com/news/real-results-from-virtual-reality-safer-jobsites/532515/

SpaceX VR

The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, announced that SpaceX’s manned mission to orbit the moon and return safely to Earth will be equipped with a VR live stream, allowing you to immerse yourself into history as it’s being made.

Musk, who is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential business magnates of his generation, shows a commitment to immersive VR/360 media with this announcement.

He released few details, but claimed that the goal is to be ready for the mission by 2023. VR/360 technology is progressing so rapidly that it’s hard to predict where it may be in 5 years, but he’s got enough faith in the technology to make it apart of what will be one of his greatest accomplishments.

#VR #virtualreality #spaceX #tesla #elonmusk #space #moon #orbit #360video #immersive #welcometothefuture

https://www.cnet.com/news/elon-musk-spacex-moon-mission-will-be-livestreamed-in-vr/

Dog Tries VR

Here’s your daily dose of cute.

Even our furry friends enjoy immersive VR/360! It looks like we have an entirely new audience to create VR/360 content for! Just look at how happy he is!

#VR #doglovers #cutedog #experience #cute #virtualreality #immersive #welcometothefuture

https://www.facebook.com/noobvpro/videos/1036739639829529/

Therapeutic VR

Enjoy the soothing serenity of this tranquil scene in VR/360!

Crosswater’s west coast Immersive Director and adventurer, Russell, continues to explore engaging landscapes to add to Crosswater’s immersive content library. This scene is from his rugged hike to Goat Rocks Lake, in Washington State, where Russell earned the new moniker, “Virtual Sherpa”! Stay tuned for glimpses of the many other stunning landscapes and parks, and educational content, that Crosswater’s teams have captured in Immersive VR/360 video.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming announcement on where you’ll be able to access our library of experiences for medical and higher education, training, mindfulness programs, and other therapeutic applications. What stock VR/360 footage would you like to see in the library? We welcome your thoughts!

View on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crosswaterdigital/photos/a.625132030873646/1842716602448510/?type=3&theater

#VR #immersive #virtualreality #stockfootage #spatialaudio #washingtonstate #GoatRocksLake

VR Shopping

Since VR’s introduction to mainstream society, developers have found endless practical applications for the technology to be integrated into our everyday lives.
 
One of the newest Virtual Reality crazes is its introduction to retail and online shopping markets. VR bridges the gap between in-store and online purchasing by allowing people to get the department store experience inside of a VR headset from the comfort of their own homes. Some of the biggest retailers and online stores have jumped on the opportunity to integrate VR into customer experiences because it is clearly evident that this technology will usher in a new era of shopping.
 
Check out this Forbes article to learn more about what you may be able to expect.
#VR #virtualreality #onlineshopping #retailshopping #VRshopping #walmart #amazon #expereince #immersive #innovative #buffalo #VRproduction #welcometothefuture

VR Helping NFL Players

Football season is officially underway! So is the discussion surrounding concussions, and analytic methods to making the game safer for players.

Crosswater is an advocate for using eye tracking in VR to capture analytics and gain quantitative insights. New developments in Virtual Reality eye-tracking technology provide team doctors with fast and accurate measurements of brain health to give players a greater understanding of the risks associated with entering back into play too quickly after a head injury.

Hall of Fame San Francisco 49ers QB, Steve Young, whose career was cut short by a concussion, advocates for this new method, calling it “empowering” to players who can now make informed, game-time decisions regarding their brain health.

#VR #virtualreality #analytics #concussions #football #NFL #headinjury #brainhealth #eyetracking #innovative #steveyoung #technology #welcometothefuture

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/10/former-49ers-star-touts-virtual-reality-in-fight-against-concussions/