Both broadcasting systems and conferencing systems see a demand for high-quality blended data overlays within end-user video streams. Hence the need for an automatic play-out system which allows to capture and visualize events and which is able to integrate additional data in real time, only requiring minor guidance by a 'director' (be it the DJ or a conference chairman). Not only do we want to control play-out systems, we will investigate the control of physical objects in a studio by automated triggers, such as automatic adjusting of live cameras and microphone arrays based on audio, video and contextual information.
A robust semantic understanding of the stream, based on the fusion of contextual information and the analysis of media content is mandatory. In the end, we designed a semantic play-out decision-support system centralized around the currently active radio- show or conference. This project will contribute to 1) the creation of a real new medium, 2) efficient and cost-reducing post-production, and 3) the opening up of TV Graphics to the ecosystem of Flemish web agencies.
The consortium consisted of WMMa, Televic Conference, Small Town Heroes, MIX iMinds, IDLab Ghent University-imec, Mintlab KU Leuven.
Media - N3 - RML - Reasoning - Rules - Streaming MASSIF