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February 16, 2006

Frameline 47 uses MPEG-7 for Descriptive Data for Videos

features_notate.jpgThe future of the internet is all about having searchable video and Frameline 47 is the first tool using MPEG-7 for creating descriptive data for videos. Created by Versatile Delivery Systems Ltd., the software brings excitement to the market by using the MPEG-7 standard. The MPEG-7 standard is and works similar to other standards such as MPEG-2 and MP3 though MPEG-7 is not a standard for audio and video but for describing content. It's similar in that as a standards such as MPEG-2 and MP3 have been used, it's allowed companies to create products based on those standards such as DVD players, MP3 players, mobile devices and media players.

The MPEG-7 standard will create easy compatibility between different player clients, software and systems because everything will be speaking the same lanquage, the MPEG-7 language. What's exciting about the MPEG-7 standard is that it's nothing like the proprietary streaming architectures of the past such as Windows Media, RealMedia, and QuickTime.

Read on for an overview of Frameline's features.

Now let's give you an overview of features you can find in Frameline 47. The application is based on four main modes: File, Edit, Notate and Present. Here are some of the features found it each mode.

File Function Features
Encode Video files to Apple MPEG-4 H.264
Convert MPEG-4 based .mov files to the .mp4 file format
Search for specific Video Files within the Asset Folder

Edit Function Features
Automatically chop up video into segments
Manually chop-up video into segments
Create Groups of segments (Groups equate to Scenes, Segments to Shots).
Name Segments & Groups.
Mark Segments & Groups

Notate Function Features
Add descriptions that apply to an entire file.
Link separate Video File together with metadata
Import descriptive data tags to the file from any 'Collection'.
Add 'Word Description' tags to individual Segments and/or Groups.
Add 'Content Description' tags to individual Segments and/or Groups

Present Function Features
Watch Video Files full-screen
Filter files according to their Content Notation
Navigate through Video Files by Segments & Groups
View the names of Segments & Groups during playback

The software is currently only available in Public Beta form for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Visit the Frameline.tv website to download the Frameline 47 application for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

If you work on the Windows platform you can expect to see a Windows Version of the software sometime early this year. You can register for the Frameline 47 Public Beta for Windows here.

Posted by MovingPicture at February 16, 2006 03:26 PM

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