Supporting Video Verification with InVID

The InVID research project releases a plug-in that supports journalists in verifying videos

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One of the research projects in which we are involved is InVID – ‘In Video Veritas’. The project, running from 2016 until the end of 2018, deals with various aspects of video verification. This includes investigating legal aspects, supporting rights clearance processes, and above all the development and testing of tools and modules that support and part-automate the verification of videos.

Half-way into the project’s duration, the project is pleased that first results can be made available to the public and, in particular, the verification community.

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REVEAL Workshop Review & Resources

On 20 Sep 2016 the REVEAL project, in which DW Innovation is heavily involved, conducted its final workshop. The full-day event was organised by the project consortium under the leadership of ATC’s iLab and DW Innovation Projects. Topic of the day: social newsgathering and verification of eyewitness media. 

Almost 90 participants attended and joined in lively discussions about challenges and approaches regarding the use and verification of social media in news. Judging by the feedback received, and following comments on Twitter under the conference hashtag #smvw16, the day turned out to be a big success!

Two keynotes speeches kick off the workshop

Sam Dubberley. Image by Jochen Spangenberg

Sam Dubberley

The day started off with a keynote by Sam Dubberley, co-founder of Eyewitness Media Hub and former Head of the Eurovision’s News Exchange.

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Meet us @ REVEAL UGC verification workshop

Dealing with eyewitness media: challenges and solutions

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When: 16 September 2016

Where: Plaza Resort Hotel, Athens, Greece

What is it?
On Friday 16 September 2016 the REVEAL project consortium is hosting a one day workshop south of Athens, Greece, in which participants will raise and discuss various aspects of social media verification. This includes showcasing how technology can aid in the process.
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Meet us @ Transforming Home Entertainment Summit

Presenting the Final SAM Platform Prototype

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When: 7 September 2016

Where: Picture House Central, London, United Kingdom

What is it?
The “Transforming Home Entertainment Summit” is a key entertainment industry event. It is hosted by the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance Europe (MESA) in association with the British Association of Screen Entertainment (BASE).

This year’s Summit will feature industry-leading insight and panel discussions involving senior level executives from across Retail, Broadcast and Video. The topics covered range from digital innovation to commercial and technology-led developments all the way to retail initiatives. Industry experts will offer insight into future market opportunities and the latest in consumer trends.

With over 300 international delegates scheduled to attend, the event presents a suitable international media and broadcast audience with great networking and exploitation opportunities.

Why are we there?
We are a partner in the SAM Project. As part of the SAM Industrial Workshop, the SAM project presents the final prototype for a next-generation, open social-media content delivery platform for the multiscreen TV environment. This includes a demonstration of SAM production tools and the end-user consumption context. At the “Transforming Home Entertainment Summit”, SAM will be exhibiting the SAM platform to interested participants in a dedicated area of the venue.

DW Innovation will be present with two members of the team: Birgit Gray and Peggy van der Kreeft will be highlighting the enhancement of video content, the production of 2nd Screen experiences and benefits for broadcasters and media providers.

You can contact DW Innovation directly via Twitter @dw_innovation or meet up with Birgit Gray or Peggy van der Kreeft at the event on 6th September 2016 in London.

Reads in Tweets – November 2015

Short and tweet: Five tweets from last month you shouldn’t miss.

Reads-in-Tweets-Nov We spend quite some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from November.
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