MediaMixer partner CERTH would like to announce the availability of our new on-line video analysis service. This is a REST service that receives the URL of a video and automatically performs temporal segmentation of it to shots and scenes, and annotation of each shot with concepts from our sample concept pool (comprising a few hundred concepts). The entire analysis process is several times faster than real-time. This service uses our fast ...

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CERTH just publicly released version 1.2 of its software for the automatic temporal segmentation of videos. This extends the previous versions by integrating algorithms for video scene segmentation and keyframe selection (up to 5 most representative keyframes of each scene are identified), on top of the segmentation to shots that is also performed by the released software. The new algorithmic additions do not affect the processing speed, which remains at least 2-3 times faster than real-time ...

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The MediaMixer project ended at the close of April 2014! The goal has always been to support industry and academia in understanding and taking up innovative multimedia technology - for media analysis, semantic annotation, rights management and media fragments. We hope you too found some benefit in the past months from our communications and content. However, it is certainly not the end of MediaMixer's benefits for you and your organisation since all materials, presentations and videos ...

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In April 2014, MediaMixer gave at the World Wide Web Conference 2014 (WWW2014). The tutorial addressed the state of the art in the area of online media analysis, annotation and linking, reflecting that a number of Web-based specifications and technologies are now emerging that in combination can provide the technical solution for media owners to be enabled to manage and re-use their online media at a fragment ...

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MediaMixer is pleased to initiate again in 2014 an on the topic of Temporal segmentation and annotation of lecture videos. This follows on from the successful challenge in 2013. The challenge is driven by the fact that VideoLectures.NET mostly hosts lectures 1 to 1.5 h long linked with slides and enriched with transcripts, metadata and additional textual contents. With ...

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The next Webinar has been confirmed to take place LIVE on March 31, 1330 CET. Tanja Zdolsek of JSI will talk about the VideoLecturesMashup demonstrator implemented in the MediaMixer project. The ‘VideoLecturesMashup’ is capable of accepting a specific learning topic as input and produces as a result a mashup of fragments of learning materials from the site addressing that topic, ordered in a meaningful way. The mashup is specifically addressable and hence ...

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Rolf Fricke (CONDAT) held a Webinar on 'Media Fragment Re-use as a Benefit: a use case in the newsroom'. He presented a solution for a Broadcast Newsroom which gives support to news editors by recommending video snippets from heterogeneous footage related to the current working focus. The presentation is now online at  Roberto Garcia (U Lleida) held a Webinar on ...

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Firstly, an acknowledgement that we successfully held our Winter School on Multimedia Processing and Applications at the beginning of this year co-located with the MMM2014 conference in Dublin. 30 international attendees, mostly PhDs and young researchers, were present for a set of technology centred presentations by MediaMixer experts and industry centred presentations by research project leaders in areas such as broadcasting, digital preservation and the Internet of Things. The student ...

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