Leonardo closes the 38th DMP meeting, Sapporo (JP) – 2014/07//10

The 38th DMP meeting reviewed submissions and created a workplan for its 3rd series of DMP specifications that aims to define a comprehensive system view of media services that are based on a main broadcasting service supplemented by interactive and personalised services delivered via the internet. The specification will include a general model of Hybrid-Delivery Media Services (HDMS) and their stakeholders, HDMS requirements, system-wide interfaces and user application interfaces.

WimLabs launches video trading and crowdsourcing app – Torino 2014/05/25

WimTrade: create and join video contests from laptop and mobile

WimLabs has launched a new service of it video revolution network: WimTrade. Now you can not only put up for sale your videos to the WimTrade video marketplace but also ride the video crowdsourcing wave. You can request videos of gives characteristics and join contests with your videos – from your laptop but also from your smartphone/tablet.

Over the years video crowdsourcing has become a consolidated tool used by Brands, Associations, Newsrooms, Festivals and TV programs to incentivate their fans and followers to participate and acquire valuable content. In this contex WimTrade enables anybody to create a video contest and develop new business models thanks to the use of Creative Commons and commercial licences. Thanks to the WimLance mobile app, you can join a video contest from a mobile device.

Use of the service is very intuitive. You just need to subscribe from WimTrade or, if you have already subscribed to the WimTV video platform, use the same username and password of your WimTV account.

 Create one or more calls and request videos of specific categories

Is a big event happening somewhere? Does your newsroom need relevant videos NOW? Are you looking for an entertaining and exclusive video to post on your blog?

Enter a descripotion of the video with the features of the video you are looking for and the deadline for submitting videos in response to your call. If you want to give addinional incentive to participants to submit high quality videos, you can offer a prize or a remuneration for the best videos received and selected for  publication.

 WimTrade offers many advantages

  •  It is innovative, because you can create productions and new formats with the best videos contributed by your audience
  • It is exclusive, because only the contest creator will be able to preview the videos sent by the respondents
  • It is engaging, because your audience will feel like being part of your creation

 Do you want to join calls, collaborate with newsrooms and win prizes?

If you are a wannabe reporter or you enjoy filming the world around you with your smartphone, have a look at WimTrade calls and join with your videos from your PC or directly from your smartphone/tablet thanks to the free WimLance app for Android and iOS .

You could win a prize or earn a remuneration for your creativity and possibly start collaborating with companies and newsrooms that create contests.

CEDEO and Panasonic demonstrate ICN app at the GreenICN project review – Brussels 2014/05/14

CEDEO and Panasonic, partners of GreenICN, a EU-Japan project on the next generation “information centric” networking, have collaborated tin the development of end systems (peers) for GreenICN and demostrated their achievement at the first project review.

The demo is called “Managed advertising for real estate” (MARE). In MARE Toshiki, a real estate businessman, applies a windowing policy for his offers of vacation apartments. For two weeks his clients are pre-emptively offered available apartments but, after that, everybody, including non-clients, can access the apartments on offer. The MARE actors are:

  1. Nozomu, an apartment owner
  2. Toshiki, a real estate businessman
  3. Mary, Toshiki’s administrative assistant
  4. John and Keiko, Toshiki’s customers.

The GreenICN peer offers a number of features that map very well with Toshiki’s promotion strategy as shown by Figure 4 where the main steps of the walkthrough can be identified:

  1. Toshiki requests Segmenter Peer to prepare video (DASH segmentation, encryption, data identification) and store it to GreenICN
  2. Upon notification that Segmenter Peer has completed its job, Toshiki requests Licence Peer to create licences for his customers (currently John and Keiko)
  3. When Keiko requests to play the video, her Peer request Licence Peer to provide the means to decrypt the video
  4. Upon reception of decryption key Keiko can decrypt and see Toshiki’s video.

The demo is depicted in the figure below

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The demo supports a use case called “Managed advertising for real estate”. In the use case Toshiki, a successful real estate businessman, applies a windowing policy for his offers of vacation apartments. For two weeks his clients are pre-emptively offered available apartments but, after that, everybody, including non-clients, can access the apartments on offer.

The actors of the Managed advertising for real estate are:

1.      Nozomu, an apartment owner

2.      Toshiki, a real estate businessman

3.      Mary, Toshiki’s administrative assistant

4.      John and Keiko, Toshiki’s customers.

 

The GreenICN peer offers a number of features that map very well with Toshiki’s promotion strategy as shown by Figure 4 where the main steps of the walkthrough can be identified:

1.      Toshiki requests Segmenter Peer to prepare video (DASH segmentation, encryption, data identification) and store it to GreenICN

2.      Upon notification that Segmenter Peer has completed its job, Toshiki requests Licence Peer to create licences for his customers (currently John and Keiko)

3.      When Keiko requests to play the video, her Peer request Licence Peer to provide the means to decrypt the video

4.      Upon reception of decryption key Keiko can decrypt and see Toshiki’s video.

Leonardo speaks at Kurukshetra 14 – Chennai (IN), 2014/01/31

Kurukshetra is the name of one of the fiercest and bloodiest wars in India. The College of Engineering, Anna University, Guindy has given the name of Kurukshetra to a “battle of brains” where students fight for their ideas.

Leonardo gave a talk where he applauded this initiative, very much in line with the spirit of MPEG where the rule is that ideas should prevail based on their strength, not because there is an assembly line making products.

Leonardo closes DMP brainstormig day – San José, CA (US), 2014/01/11

The Digital Media Project (DMP), founded in 2003, has developed Interoperable DRM Platform specifications (http://www.dmpf.org/specs/index.php) designed to respond to the needs of all players in the digital media value chain. Recently the DMP has commissioned an implementation of its Open Connected Television (OCTV) specification (see http://octv.dmpf.org/). The source code is available to DMP members for commercial exploitation.

the Board of Directors had decided to convene a brainstorming meeting of DMP members and interested experts in San José, CA on 2014/01/11 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the DMP. Purpose of the meeting was to discuss a 24 months work plan, with a high-profile milestone after 12 months, that leverages the DMP assets (specifications and software) and addresses new challenges in line with the DMP mission (http://www.dmpf.org/statutes.php#E9E5).

There were 7 presentations at the brainstorming day:.

Leonardo Chiariglione The Digital Media Project Goals – Achievements – Future
Touradj Ebrahimi Security and Trust in social media networks
Tiejun Huang DMP Brainstorming – Smarter DASH
Sanghyun Joo Proposal on Management of User Info. in DMP
Panos Kudumakis MPEG-M: What’s Next?
Mark Sandler Semantic media for DMP meeting
Youneng Xiao Proposal of TVOS to DMP

Bacause of too many proposals the meeting was unable to produce the shortlist of activities. Therefore it was decided to reconvene in Valencia on 2014/03/29.

WimLabs announces WimTVPro 3.0 for WordPress – Torino (IT), 2013/12/10

Version 3.0 of WimTVPro for WordPress by WimLabs brings improved stability and new functionalities

  1. Video upload
  2. Management of personal video repository on WimTV (WimBox)
  3. Personalised video skins
  4. Creation of WebTV with on demand video – playlist – subscriptions (wimVod)
  5. Simplified management of live event
  6. Analytics
  7. Support of free/pay per view on demand/live videos

WimTVPro can be installed directly from inside a WordPress intsllation. More here and here