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FP7 ICoSOLE

ICoSOLE

Project reference: 610370
Funded under

Immersive Coverage of Spatially Outspread Live Events

From 2013-10-01 to 2016-09-30, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 5 230 476

EU contribution:

EUR 3 492 000

Coordinated in:

Austria

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2013-10See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

ICoSOLE will bring events extending over large areas to the audience by combining audio-visual streams captured by professionals as well as by end-users.

Live events such as music festivals or triathlons extend over large areas. Due to economic limitations the coverage of such events by TV stations can only focus on preselected parts, which often come out not to be the most interesting ones. On the other hand several new video camera types (especially such ones with extremely wide fields of view) and personal devices equipped with good quality cameras and audio recording capabilities are available.

ICoSOLE addresses the need for better covering events by combining traditional broadcast technology with new video and audio recording devices as well as personal devices. The project will investigate how the content from different devices can be combined, edited and provided to the viewers by means of traditional broadcast technology but also with web based technology. This will give attendees of the event, but to a bigger extend remote viewers, more choices when watching the event as well as the opportunity to consume the most interesting events in a flexible way.

Objective

ICoSOLE aims at developing a platform that enables users to experience live events which are spatially spread out, such as festivals (e.g. Gentse feesten in Belgium, Glastonbury in the UK), parades, marathons or bike races, in an immersive way by combining high-quality spatial video and audio and user generated content. The project will develop a platform for a context-adapted hybrid broadcast-Internet service, providing efficient tools for capture, production and distribution of audiovisual content captured by a heterogeneous set of devices spread over the event site.The approach uses a variety of sensors, ranging from mobile consumer devices over professional broadcast capture equipment to panoramic and/or free-viewpoint video and spatial audio. Methods for streaming live high-quality audiovisual content from mobile capture devices to content acquisition, processing and editing services will be developed.In order to combine the heterogeneous capture sources, ICoSOLE will research and develop approaches for integration of content from professional and consumer capture devices, including mobile (and moving) sensors, based on metadata and content analysis. Methods for fusing visual and audio information into a format agnostic data representation will be developed, which enable rendering video and audio for virtual viewer/listener positions.ICoSOLE will develop efficient tools for media production professionals to select, configure and review the content sources being used. These tools capture, extract and annotate metadata during the production process and integrate this metadata throughout the entire production chain to the end user.Content will be provided via broadcast, enhanced by additional content transported via broadband and novel interaction possibilities for second screen and web consumption. The content will also be provided in an adapted form to mobile devices, with specific location-based functionalities for users at or near the place of the event.<br/>

Related information

Open Access

Multimedia

Coordinator

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 791 534


Steyrergasse 17
8010 Graz
Austria
Administrative contact: Georg Thallinger
Tel.: +43 3168761240
E-mail

Participants

Tools at Work Hard + Soft Vertriebsges.m.b.H
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 329 940


Zirkusgasse
1020 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Heinrich Fink
Tel.: +43 12165585
Fax: +43 1 216558519
E-mail
BITMOVIN SOFTWAREENTWICKLUNG OG
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 374 000


Neckheimgasse
9020 KLAGENFURT
Austria
Administrative contact: Stefan Lederer
Tel.: +43 6506510964
E-mail
IMINDS
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 606 069


GASTON CROMMENLAAN
9050 GENT
Belgium
Administrative contact: Liesbeth Van der Haegen
Tel.: +32 9 331 48 62
Fax: +32 9 331 48 05
E-mail
DE VLAAMSE RADIO EN TELEVISIEOMROEPORGANISATIE NV
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 311 500


AUGUSTE REYERSLAAN
1043 BRUSSEL
Belgium
Administrative contact: Mike Matton
Tel.: +32 27415231
Fax: +32 2 7414915
E-mail
DEUTSCHE THOMSON OHG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 582 120


KARL-WIECHERT-ALLEE
30625 HANNOVER
Germany
Administrative contact: Uwe Riemann
Tel.: +49 5114182896
Fax: +49 511 4182483
E-mail
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 496 837


BROADCASTING HOUSE
W1A 1AA LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Helene Waters
Tel.: +44 1604 737 675
Fax: +44 1604 737 624
E-mail
Record Number: 111011 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11