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Media production Use Case

From: VassilisTzouvaras <tzouvaras@image.ntua.gr>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 11:56:10 +0300
Message-Id: <200607200856.k6K8u6O5000894@manolito.image.ece.ntua.gr>
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Hi all,


Please find attached a description of the media production use case. This
use case was not decided in the meeting in Amsterdam but I would like to
consider it as a possible use case for the deliverable.





TV and Media Production companies around the world have a steadily growing
amount of digital multimedia content to store and manage. All the different
sectors of media services such as casting, location scouting, film
production, advertising etc produce a vast amount of digital content in all
forms (video, images, graphics, music). This digital information needs to be
archived, managed, accessed and presented in an efficient way. Moreover
there is a growing need for remote access and online presentation of these
multimedia repositories to help media professionals in their everyday


In recent years a number of interesting new applications providing online
media services have emerged. 

Some examples include online casting services (http://www.casting.fr/,
http://www.ordino.gr/), online location services (http://www.locamundo.com
<http://www.locamundo.com/> , http://www.locationmanagement.com/) , online
stock footage services (http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com/ ,
http://www.gettyimages.com <http://www.gettyimages.com/>  ) etc.


However  each one of these applications builds multimedia repositories using
different  annotation schemes and storage formats. For the purpose of
describing and storing  the multimedia data most commonly relational
databases are used and in a few cases XML. The data model is different every
time and the annotation for the multimedia content has to happen manually.
For  a media company to showcase one of their multimedia archives utilizing
one of the above online services would be a daunting job as the annotation
scheme and storage format of the company's archives is different to the one
used by the online media services. 


The implementation of a common data model and technical platform for the
media production repositories would make the online media services
interoperable, more usable and efficient.


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