Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT is serving as an expert in a European project for developing processing methods for mobile videos. In the near future, consumers will be able to store videos taken by video camera and video phones to their personal digital archives, where they can search and browse them, share them with their friends and view them on their own devices. The videos are easy to find and view on a computer, mobile phone or handheld computer. The new methods promote the commercialisation of video services and business activity in the field and improve the competitiveness of Finnish companies.
Consumers like to store their video clips systematically and view them on various wired or wireless devices: computers, mobile phones and handheld computers. The various characteristics of mobile devices, limited transfer rates and screen sizes a major challenge to new methods of processing videos.
VTT is involved in the work of designing new video processing methods for videos and is in charge of the practical tests in video processing. With the methods under development the locations and dates of the videos are stored in a database, as is information on the image and sound content and technical aspects of the shots. Thus the stored videos are easy to browse utilising intelligent video retrieval methods. The video is adjusted according to the terminal device, when transferred e.g. to the camera phone. The adaptation makes video transfer quick and inexpensive, as small amount of image data is sufficient for image precision on a camera phone. The original shot with video camera precision contains an enormous amount of image data.
Johannes Peltola | alfa
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