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Here you will find descriptions, demo videos and, created code created and published as a result of the MediaVerse project.

FADER - Immersive 360° experiences

Vragments is working on improving 360º production processes in newsrooms by assessing and further optimizing technical elements of the process in the backend, including:

  • swift transcoding of 360 video files,
  • 360 repository for collaborative work.

You can try out some of the features here and find first MediaVerse demonstrators in our blog (with links to interactive demos):

Near-Duplicate Detection

The Near-Duplicate Detection (NDD) service is an online tool created by CERTH for the detection of highly similar or near-duplicate multimedia assets, i.e., images, videos, and audio, from large-scale databases given a query. NDD facilitates the identification of the originality of the new assets submitted to the MediaVerse platform, contributing to the copyright management of the multimedia assets. To this end, our tool provides carefully crafted functionalities for indexing and search of multimedia assets based on state-of-the-art algorithms produced from our extensive research on the field of Near-Duplicate Detection. It constitutes a fast and accurate solution designed to support the distribution of processing to the network of MV nodes and facilitate federated search.

Watch this short demo video to see our tool in action.

RACU - Subtitling Workflow

RACU stands for “reconnaissance automatique avec corrections ultérieures” (automatic recognition with retrospective corrections). Partner STXT provides the RACU workflow as an accessibility tool for the MediaVerse project.

The process starts with automatic speech recognition of the uploaded videos. Afterward, the text is machine translated and automatically segmented into subtitles. The multilingual subtitles are made available as SRT or VTT files for download.

Scrollmersive - 3D VR Scrollytelling

Our partner Vragments examines in how far spatial storytelling can be integrated into an automatic production process at newsrooms. Allowing users to navigate through a narrative by scrolling from one 3D story point to the next adds value to any storyline. More information can be found here.

VRodos 3D plugin for WordPress

Our partner CERTH investigates the possibility of automating the visualization of 3D models in WordPress by allowing the upload, configuration, and visualization of 3D models on the front-end of WordPress sites without coding. 

The VRodos plugin allows artists to make their own a repository within WordPress for managing their assets. In this manner, they become independent of central repositories and they can visualize their content in their selected context.

You can find the VRodos plugin in Github

VRodos Authoring Tool

The VRodos Scene Editor allows to combine assets in 3D scenes. It is characterized by four main interaction areas, the preview area that covers the entire background, the scene and object controls, the asset inventory, and the scene manager.

The preview area is a real-time authoring environment to facilitate basic actions such as transformation, rotation, and scaling of 3D models with widgets. The inventory of assets allows the author to browse assets and drag-n-drop them into the scene. It also offers the link to the Assets Editor for adding new assets or editing an existing one. Multiple instances of an asset can be inserted into the same scene.

In the preview area other actions can be performed, such as object re-positioning, re-scaling, and rotation angle determination. Right-clicking on an object allows to change certain properties, e.g., doors have as properties the name of the scene where the user will be transferred upon exiting that door.

The scene manager allows to create/edit/delete a scene as well as navigate across them.