Visual Music Systems

Recording and sharing

How visual compositions are recorded and shared

The VMIF format allows multi-track compositions to be assembled in the same way as in audio studios. This allows a single musician to add multiple instruments into the composition and allows editing of tracks in post-production. While amateurs might want a simple recording system, we also provide a professional editing system called the VMS Editor, which provides advanced features.

The OVC-3D uses a data format called VMIF (visual music interchange format). VMIF stores the low level parameter values derived from the processing and transformation of the hardware controller inputs. Transmitting recordings in this format uses less than 1% of the bandwidth needed for sending stereoscopic panoramic MP4s. The control signals are independent of screen resolution, so that these bitrates do not increase when supporting higher resolution HMDs. The recipient can either have a full OVC-3D, which allows remote collaboration in creating music similar to a multiplayer video game, or the recipient can have a simple VMS Player for passive viewing. The system can also generate stereoscopic MP4 panoramas to allow playing on any VR device, although MP4 recordings do not respond to changes in the view position and typically have lower resolution and frame rates.