Zoom has acquired the Zoom-based broadcasting tools created by the startup Liminal along with two of the company’s co-founders, the video conferencing platform announced in a post on its blog. Liminal’s add-ons, ZoomOSC and ZoomISO, are built for the creation of professional virtual events, which Zoom will likely integrate natively into its software as part of the acquisition.
As noted on Liminal’s site, ZoomOSC is designed to enhance professional meetings and events using the Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol, allowing you to integrate Zoom with third-party software, hardware controllers, and media servers. Meanwhile, ZoomISO allows you to export each participant’s video feed as a separate output to professional production hardware, five of which you can choose to output in HD.
By acquiring these assets from Liminal, Zoom says it will help the platform bridge the gap between “emerging” and “traditional” forms of event management tools, which should be useful for broadcast studios, theaters and other organizations seeking professional streams. to make. The platform dived into large-scale virtual events when it first announced the Events feature in May and officially rolled it out in July. Events allows organizers to create event hubs, sell tickets, and create multiple live streaming sessions throughout the day.
There’s no word on when or how Zoom plans to integrate Liminal’s features, nor is it unclear whether Liminal’s Zoom add-ons will still be available separately from Zoom when the integration takes place. The edge contacted Zoom with a request for comment, but did not immediately hear back.