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Timing Object at IBC 2018

Hi all.

Njål and myself are going to IBC this year, (4 days, friday to monday).  Please reach out if you want to meet, or just come by our booth (Media City Bergen – 8.D10).

At IBC we will be representing

  • Norut (interest: partnership in European research collaboration in media, in particular further research into the vast possibilities opened up the use of timing objects and shared motion (i.e. global timing, synchronization and media control into media systems)
  • Motion Corporation (interest: commercial exploitation of shared motion)
  • W3C Multi-device Timing CG (interest: Web standardization of timing, synchronization and media control, i.e. the timing object)

We will also give a few presentations on commercial opportunities enabled by global timing, synchronization and media control. Here are some teasers:

Digital signage with a sprinkle of magic (8.D10 – friday 15.00)

In a world where large screens are available in many public areas, a vast number of opportunities arise if we can limit complexity yet provide flexibility. Waves of ads following the conveyor belts at airports? Interaction between peoples phones and a set of screens or even physical objects? Getting the audio track of the in-train entertainment on your smart phone? Creating a compelling viewer experience with synchronized audio and video across multiple screens and devices is a seemingly insurmountable challenge. In this talk we discuss how our web based synchronization mechanism and tools can be used to unleash your creative people without freaking out your accountants.

Accessibility is king (8.D10 – saturday 13.00)

Making content available for anyone to enjoy can seem difficult, costly and technically complicated. How can we create accessible and highly customizable experiences without interfering with the other viewers? Do we need to watch TV alone to get the correct adaption? In this session we will discuss an experiment with the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK and how we built the most advanced accessibility demonstrator ever created, in two days. See how we adapted a piece of original content to personal needs using the most personal of devices: peoples own mobile phone.

F1TV, the pinnacle of OTT coverage (8.D10 – sunday 13.00)

Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motor sport – and likely has the most technologically interested viewers in the world. F1TV is a new OTT offering from Formula 1, opening the floodgates of audio, video and statistics to highly engaged fans. In this session we discuss some of the amazing possibilities for the future of sports coverage. Now, ultra personalized experiences, collaborative viewing and incredibly flexible multi-screen solutions can be made available with a minimum of investment and technical complexity.

Emergency services goes multi-angle (8.D10 – monday 13.00)

An experiment for amateur camera sports coverage has found real world use. In this talk, we show and tell how Fire and Rescue services use our synchronization service to build an ad-hoc online studio with drones, car and body cameras, sensors and the cell phones of the public as input sources. The extreme flexibility open new ways of communicating very complex situations, harnessing power of the most available resource there is: people in the vicinity.


See you at IBC,

Ingar Arntzen

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