VK Calls launched its own AR background replacement technology in the web version
For development, virtual backgrounds have appeared in the web version of the service. This was reported in the press service of the social network.
It is noted that the low-level implementation of the segmentation model finds a person in the frame and builds his precise and smooth contour. The innovation is that all calculations are performed in a parallel thread so that the use of the virtual background does not affect the speed of VKontakte and neighboring browser tabs.
Now in the web version of VK Calls, the speaker can safely move during call and not worry that the interlocutors will notice the situation behind him. “The virtual background also helps to create the right mood during a call, for example, to feel more confident during a work discussion. And event organizers can install the brand logo on the background to be remembered by the audience, “the message says.
Popular Russian artists – Little Big, Cream Soda, Klava Koka, NILETTO, have already prepared their unique virtual backgrounds creative association of Gazgolder, the Cercle community and the Wild Mint Festival. Writer Dmitry Glukhovsky will also present his AR backgrounds, the presentation will take place on December 15.
According to the technical director of VKontakte, VK Video and VK Calls Alexander Tobol, the platform is constantly being improved. “Our updated AR technology for changing backgrounds during a call will provide high image quality with a low load on the user's device and will allow you to confidently use virtual backgrounds during a call, including in the web version of our service,” he said.