Through AR and digital watermarking, TV viewers see synchronized companion content

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It's one thing for augmented reality (AR) to display content superimposed on still objects or images, but Japanese NTT is working on technology that enables similar capabilities for video watched on TV. Specifically, using digital watermarking, Visual SyncAR lets TV viewers see companion content through a mobile device that's synchronized with the video being viewed. Digital watermarking allows information such as a logo or ID number to be embedded into original video media. Once that's done, Visual SyncAR lets users view TV content through a tablet or smartphone to see additional scenes. Technology on the mobile device quickly detects the…

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