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Capture

We believe that there is significant opportunity to improve group based video calling by providing flexibility about what is captured both in terms of the video and the audio. The decisions about what to capture are made by the orchestration function.

Our system will support and seamlessly switch between different camera feeds. This is complex but involves more engineering than innovation. We are innovating in the area of audio capture though. In television most audio is captured using close microphones. In our vision of ad hoc communication we use intelligent audio capture systems that can capture the audio using discreet microphone arrays that through signal processing can act if they are a single microphone located close to the noise source (effectively we are trying to make them behave a bit like a lapel microphone). This is highly speculative research in its fairly early stages.