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Format-Agnostic SCript-based INterAcTive Experience

Total activity: 2
Type of activity
Competitive project
Acronym
FascinatE
Funding entity
Commission of European Communities
Funding entity code
ICT-248138- Fascinate
Amount
807.821,00 €
Start date
2010-02-01
End date
2013-07-31
Keywords
format-agnostic, immersive, itneractive, live events, omnidirectional
URL
http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/93759_en.html Open in new window
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Abstract
FascinatE will create an innovative end-to-end system and associated standards for future immersive and interactive TV services. It will allow users to navigate around an ultra-high resolution video panorama, showing a live or recorded event, with matching accompanying audio. The output will be adapted to their particular device, covering anything from a mobile handset to an immersive panoramic display with surround sound, delivering a true personalized multi-screen experience.At the production side, this requires new scene capturing systems, using multiple microphones and cameras with different fields-of-view and frame rates. These various video signals, together with metadata describing their relative alignment, constitute a novel layered scene representation. From this, any particular portion can be rendered at any desired resolution. This represents a paradigm shift in production technology, from today's format-specific view of an area selected by a cameraman to a format-agnostic representation of the whole scene. This approach is considered to be a more intelligent and future-proof alternative to other approaches, which just increase the resolution of the pictures (e.g. to 8k).Script metadata will describe shot framing as suggested by the supervising director. Rule-based systems will frame these regions in a subjectively-appealing manner, taking into account knowledge of how to adapt them to different display sizes, as well as the personal preferences and interactions of the user.Intelligent network components will tailor the transmitted data to suit the screen size and selected view for each terminal. For low-power devices, the component itself will render the desired view, whereas for powerful devices, better performance will be achieved through selectively transmitting portions of the relevant scene layers.At the user terminal, novel interaction methods will allow viewers to choose either a script-driven view or to freely explore the scene themselves
Scope
Europa
Plan
VII Programa Marc de la Unió Europea 2007-2013
Call year
2009
Funcding program
Cooperation Specific Programme
Funding subprogram
Information and Communication Technologies
Funding call
ICT Call
Grant institution
European Commission

Participants

Scientific and technological production

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